Manila flooding - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Manila flooding


New Valenzuela pumping stations to ease floods, says DPWH

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways opens two pumping stations in the barangays of Wawang Pulo and Coloong in Valenzuela City

DPWH opens 2 new pumping stations to address flooding in Valenzuela. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Gov't, NGOs give P105 million in aid to monsoon victims

Aug 12, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Evacuees receive assistance in the form of family food packs, sleeping mats, and medicines

EVACUEES. Families who evacuated to Malanday Elementary School in Marikina were provided with tents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Metro Manila flood situationer roundup

Aug 12, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Here's a look at floods on Sunday, August 12, as heavy rain continues to pour in the metro

WB, AIIB commit P21 billion to manage Metro Manila floods

Sep 30, 2017 - 7:10 PM

This comes as the Metro Manila Flood Management Master Plan is expected to be fully implemented in 25 years

#FloodPH Alert: Flooded areas in Metro Manila on September 12

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:38 AM

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AIIB agrees to co-fund EDSA BRT, Metro Manila flood project

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM

We are all very eager to finalize the infrastructure projects in your country says Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun

UNPRECEDENTED INFRA BUILDUP. This picture shows a general view of traffic as Manila's financial district is seen in the background. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Metro Manila flood control, bus rapid transit projects eyed for AIIB financing

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Philippines is looking at 300 million to 500 million for the initial year as financial window that it can tap from the China backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

BRT SYSTEM. This is the Guangzhou BRT system, one of the most efficient systems in the world. Photo by Cai Ordinario/Rappler.

First NEDA board under Duterte okays 9 infra projects

Sep 16, 2016 - 9:51 AM

The total cost of the projects is estimated at P171 14 billion NEDA also introduces some policy changes to speed up the approval process

NEDA chief: Mega Manila flood masterplan subject to 'refinements'

Nov 04, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Notwithstanding the kind of rigor we exercise during program and project deliberations we acknowledge that there is always room for improvement NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan assures the public and critics of the project

PROBLEM PERSISTS. Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson admits in June 2015 that the worsening floods in Metro Manila will not be solved overnight. File photo by George P. Moya/Rappler

Aquino urges public cooperation in NCR flood management plan

Aug 28, 2015 - 10:32 AM

President Benigno Aquino III makes the appeal shortly after Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson presented to him a comprehensive complete and clear flood management master plan for Metro Manila

FLOOD ALERT. Residents cross the flood water due to west monsoon rain in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada

Increase budget for MMDA flood control projects – Escudero

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says the MMDA s P276 million fund for flood control isn t enough for a metropolis with a size of 63 600 hectares

A man flags down a pedicab to get across the flooded streets of Manila, while several hundreds make their way through the center island along T.M. Kalaw in Manila. Photo by George P. Moya/Rappler

Flood control projects unfinished for rainy season – DPWH

Jun 22, 2015 - 5:41 PM

A Maynilad water pipe lies directly in the DPWH drainage system while 9 waterways are still obstructed by informal settlers

FLASH FLOOD. Schools in Metro Manila suspends classes due to heavy rain on Thursday, June 13. Photo by Roy Lagarde

DPWH, MMDA working on flood control projects – Palace

Jun 21, 2015 - 2:21 PM

As the rainy season nears Malacañang gives assurances that Metro Manila s flood control projects are ongoing

HEAVY FLOODING. The rainy season is expected to bring heavy flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. File photo by Rappler

In Metro Manila, Ruby strongest at 8-10 pm Monday

Dec 08, 2014 - 12:30 AM

UPDATED The Palace suspends classes and government work in Metro Manila – home to 11 9 million people – as PAGASA places it under Signal Number 2

EFFECTS OF RUBY. Filipino residents run from strong waves brought by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in a coastal village in Legazpi City, Albay, on December 7, 2014. Photo by Zalrian Z Sayat/EPA

12 Metro Manila barangays prone to landslides

Dec 05, 2014 - 6:44 PM

Metro Manila cities prepare for Typhoon Ruby which is expected to edge closest to the Philippine capital from December 8 9

RUBY READY. MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino leads the Metro Manila Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council meeting on Friday, December 5. Photo by Rappelr

Rappler Newscast | October 1, 2014

Oct 01, 2014 - 7:49 PM

Print ads call for a second term for President Aquino Two anti graft court justices may be held liable for the Kevlar helmet case Ebola comes to the US

Parts of Metro Manila flooded after heavy downpour

Oct 01, 2014 - 6:16 PM

Philippine weather bureau PAGASA earlier issued a thunderstorm advisory over Metro Manila and parts of Luzon

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#AnimatED: Babaha at babaha na lang

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Gumawa tayo ng pamahalaang pang rehiyon para sa Metro Manila Bukas makalawa haharapin na rin ng mga siyudad sa ibang bahagi ng Filipinas ang ganitong problema

Rappler Newscast | September 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:44 PM

Tropical storm Mario triggers flooding in Luzon UNDOF sends Filipino troops home Scotland rejects independence stays in the UK

La Mesa dam hits spilling level

Sep 19, 2014 - 11:20 AM

As of 10:30 am on Friday September 19 the La Mesa dam in Quezon City poured excess water into the Tullahan river which cuts through Quezon City Malabon Valenzuela and Caloocan

Luis now a typhoon; Isabela, Cagayan under signal no. 3

Sep 13, 2014 - 10:18 PM

2nd UPDATE Moderate to heavy rain is expected in many parts of Luzon and Visayas

Location of Tropical Storm Luis as of 5 pm, Saturday, September 13. Image from PAGASA website

#FloodPH: Is it flooded in your area?

Jun 26, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Help us gather information on the country s flood hotspots

P3.38B released to relocate Metro Manila's estero families

Dec 03, 2013 - 5:04 PM

The amount covers the deficit and cash requirements of constructing housing projects outside the NCR for the months of September and October

MOVING OUT. An initial batch of more than 80 families were relocated from San Juan City to housing projects in Bulacan as part of government efforts to keep civilians away from disaster areas earlier this year. Photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

Tuesday rain floods Metro Manila

Sep 10, 2013 - 5:42 PM

A number of streets are impassable

Quezon Avenue, taken at around 5pm. Photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

200,000 evacuate in Metro Manila

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Flood waters have begun to subside however

FLOODS IN LAS PIÑAS CITY. Photo by EPA/Francis Malasig

Parañaque wants to keep informal settlers

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Our preference is to provide them in city relocation so that they are not totally displaced from their current sources of livelihood says Mayor Edwin Olivarez

DANGER ZONES. The Parañaque city government begins talks with informal settler families as the national government's relocation and flood control plan kicks in. Photo by EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Palace to estero dwellers: You have to go

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:29 PM

An inter agency headed by DILG Secretary Mar Roxas begins relocating over 20 000 families living along Metro Manila waterways

MOVING OUT. An initial batch of more than 80 families were relocated from San Juan City to housing projects in Bulacan as part of government efforts to keep civilians away from disaster areas. Photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

#DearErap: Manila Day letters

Jun 24, 2013 - 7:52 AM

Traffic crime pollution and decaying heritage are some issues citizens write to Manila Mayor elect Joseph Estrada about

DEAR ERAP. Concerned citizens and Manila lovers write to the mayor-elect in honor of Manila Day, June 24

Photo wRap: #PugadBaboy, NBA Game 7, #SingaporeHaze

Jun 23, 2013 - 1:50 PM

Here are images that caught the attention of social media users from June 16 to 23

Hopefully, no more flooding in the metro

Apr 03, 2013 - 10:35 PM

Water pumping stations due for rehabilitation after the elections have been in operation for an average of 34 years

P1.6-B budget for flood control projects released

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:52 PM

The funds will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade water pumping stations in Metro Manila

WATERWORLD. Jeep stranded in a flooded area in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder

Demand for utilities dampened by flooding

Aug 10, 2012 - 8:50 AM

Demand for water and electricity as well as use of tollroads temporarily decreased during the flooding that swamped half of Metro Manila

DSWD: 315,000 in evacuation centers

Aug 09, 2012 - 7:56 PM

About 315 000 Filipinos are staying in evacuation centers following floods in Luzon and Visayas

The man who lost it all in the rain

Aug 09, 2012 - 5:49 PM

Jessie Baylon lost 5 of his children when they were buried by a landslide at the height of the floods in Quezon City on Tuesday August 7

Appeal to help 2-M flood victims

Aug 09, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Government officials appeal for help in getting relief to two million people affected by deadly floods in Metro Manila and nearby provinces

Floods in PH man-made disaster, say experts

Aug 09, 2012 - 2:09 PM

Poor planning and politics are among the factors that caused the deadly floods in Metro Manila say experts

Class suspensions Thursday, August 9

Aug 08, 2012 - 6:15 PM

Class suspensions for Thursday August 9

DSWD: 260,000 in evacuation centers

Aug 08, 2012 - 4:58 PM

They stay in 437 cramped evacuation centers in Luzon and Visayas

US pledges P4-M for disaster relief

Aug 08, 2012 - 10:41 AM

The US government pledges to donate US 100 000 to the Philippines to support disaster relief efforts

Advisory on safe drinking water

Aug 07, 2012 - 4:48 PM

The health department issues guidelines in purifying water

15 dead, 1 missing in floods

Aug 07, 2012 - 4:02 PM

Torrential rain triggered a landslide and widespread flooding in the capital

List: evacuation centers, relief operations in Metro Manila

Aug 07, 2012 - 12:41 PM

List of evacuation centers and relief operations in Metro Manila

Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II

Netizens report floods in Metro Manila

Aug 07, 2012 - 5:57 AM

Photos of flooded areas in Metro Manila Aug 7 sent in by Rappler followers on social media