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Many parts of Metro Manila and nearby areas remained flooded Tuesday amid southwest monsoon rains enhanced by tropical storm "Maring."

Classes were still suspended in most of the areas affected by floods, while Malacanang has also ordered the suspension of work in government offices.
Yahoo! Philippines brings you live updates on the floods and the weather situation. Please refresh the page for the latest news.


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1:32 p.m.: The rainfall warning over Metro Manila and surrounding provinces has been lowered to orange from red. Residents should nonetheless take precautionary measures against expected severe flooding, Pagasa said.

12:47 p.m.: The La Mesa dam is overflowing after it reached its spilling level of 80.15 meters, Pagasa reported. Authorities have earlier placed the dam in Quezon City under red alert and urged residents to evacuate. 12:30 p.m.: Yahoo! Philippines has put up a list of ways you can help victims of flooding in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

11:38 a.m.: Tropical storm “Maring,” which continues to enhance the southwest monsoon, was last seen at 595 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes 10 a.m. Tuesday.

It had maximum winds of 95 kilometers per hour and gustiness of 120 kph, and is expected to move north at 19 kph, Pagasa said.

It is forecast to move out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning. No storm signals have been raised in the country.
11:21 a.m.: Several flights have been cancelled or diverted amid heavy rains brought by enhanced southwest monsoon rains, the Transportation department said in its official Twitter account.

7:48 a.m.: The rainfall warning over Metro Manila has again been raised to “red” from “orange.” Heavy to torrential rainfall leading to severe flooding is expected, Pagasa said.7:30 a.m.: Classes will remain suspended Tuesday, August 20, in the following (updated) areas

METRO MANILA Caloocan City (all levels)
Las Piñas City (all levels)
Makati City (all levels)
Malabon City (all levels)
Mandaluyong City (all levels)
Manila City (all levels)
Marikina (preschool to high school)
Muntinlupa City (all levels)
Navotas City (all levels)
Parañaque City (all levels)
Pateros City (all levels)
Pasay City (all levels)
Pasig City (all levels)
Quezon City (all levels)
San Juan City (all levels)
Taguig City (all levels)
Valenzuela City (preschool to high school)

Angeles, Pampanga (preschool to high school)
Antipolo, Rizal (preschool to high school)
Bataan (all levels)
Batangas (all levels)
Cainta, Rizal (all levels)
Cavite (all levels)
Laguna (all levels)
Pangasinan (preschool to high school)
Baliuag, Bulacan (all levels)
Bocaue, Bulacan (preschool to high school)
Calumpit, Bulacan (all levels)
Hagonoy, Bulacan (preschool to high school)
Malolos, Bulacan (preschool to high school)
Meycauayan, Bulacan (all levels)
Obando, Bulacan (all levels)
San Jose del Monte, Bulacan (preschool to high school)
Dagupan, Pangasinan (all levels)
Angono, Rizal (preschool to high school)
San Mateo, Rizal (preschool to high school)
Taytay, Rizal (all levels)
Tanay, Rizal (preschool to high school)
Rodriguez, Rizal (all levels)
San Fernando, Pampanga (all levels)

The following schools have also announced class suspensions:

Ateneo de Manila University (all levels)
Ateneo Law School
Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
Arellano University – Main, Mandaluyong, Pasay, Malabon campuses (all levels and office operations)
Baliuag University (all levels)
Central Colleges of the Philippines (all classes and office operations)
Centro Escolar University – Manila, Malolos Campus (all classes and office operations)
De La Salle University – Dasmariñas (all levels and office operations)
De La Salle University – Taft and STC, Makati, and Ortigas (all levels and office operations)
De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
De La Salle Lipa (preschool to high school)
Don Bosco Technical College
Far Eastern University – Manila; FEU East Asia College; and FEU Makati (all levels and office operations)
Fatima University – Valenzuela, QC, Antipolo, Pampanga (all levels)
FEATI (Far East Air Transport Incorporated) University
La Verdad Christian College, Caloocan
Letran, Manila
Mapúa Institute of Technology (all levels)
Makati Medical Center College
Miriam College, Quezon City (all levels)
National University (all levels and office operations
Perpetual Help – College of Manila (all levels)
Philippine Women’s University – PWU Taft, PWU HS, JASMS INDIANA, JASMS QC (all levels and office operations)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Bataan (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Parañaque (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Maragondon (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – San Pedro, Laguna (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Mesa, Manila (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sta. Rosa, Laguna (all levels)
Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Sto.Tomas, Batangas (all levels)
Saint Francis of Assisi College (all levels, all campuses)
San Pedro College of Business Administration (all levels)
San Sebastian College – Recoletos, Manila (all levels and office operations)
St. Paul University, Manila and Quezon City
STI College, Balagtas, Bulacan
University of Asia and the Pacific (all levels and office operations)
University of the East, Manila and Caloocan (all levels)
University of the Philippines – Diliman, Manila, Los Banos
University of Perpetual Help – Biñan Campus (all levels)
University of Santo Tomas (all levels and office operations)
Letran, Manila (all levels)
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Cavite (all levels)
Lyceum of the Philippines University – Manila (all levels)
Xavier School Nuvali (all levels)

7:22 a.m.: Malacanang has suspended work in all government offices in Metro Manila, except those involved in disaster risk reduction and management.
4:58 a.m.: Flooding is still feared in Metro Manila amid heavy downpour brought by the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm “Maring,” Pagasa said.
12:50 A.M., August 20: MMDA announced that number coding is implemented on Tuesday, August 20.


  1. PHL citizens are probably TIRED of floods. Some of these calamities could have been easily MANAGED or even PREVENTED; VICTIMS could have been helped BETTER, with TAX MONIES. However, BILLIONS of PESOS of collected taxes from citizens are in bank accounts of NAPOLES and her COHORTS - for personal gains and NOTHING ELSE.

  2. Oh State of Calamity na daw! piyesta na nila tongressman ang relief funds! sa million pesos na alloacated budget instant noodles lang makakarating sa tao.