• ‘Habagat’ to bring in rains


    Monsoon rain may trigger flash floods and landslides in Zambales, Bataan, and Pangasinan, state weathermen warned on Saturday.

    According to its 5 p.m. bulletin, Pagasa said Metro Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan), Cordillera, Central Luzon and the Ilocos regions may experience occasional rains due to the southwest monsoon or habagat.

    Cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms and moderate to strong winds from the southwest will prevail over the rest of the country.

    Waters will be moderate to rough. Fishing boats and other small seacraft were advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.

    Flood-free Parañaque
    Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez expressed satisfaction over reports that no major flooding was experienced in the city despite the heavy monsoon rains dumped by typhoons Egay and Falcon the past week.

    Olivarez inspected flood-prone areas in the city, particularly Villanueva Creek in Barangay San Dionisio and the diversion channel in C-5 Moonwalk and nearby villages.

    He then credited the city government’s year-round clean-up drive of its waterways and creeks as the main reason why the heavy rains brought by Egay and Falcon failed to bring the city streets and villages under water.



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