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August 7 flood
A Filipino commuter is being transported using a makeshift boat amid waist deep floodwaters in Makati City, south of Manila Philippines, 07 August 2012. Floodwaters triggered in many thorough fares in Metro Manila and nearby provinces after an overnight heavy rainfall brought by a southwest monsoon, which caused cancellation of classes in all levels in Metro Manila and operations of government offices. (Rey Cedilla, NPPA Images)

Rains bring floods to NCR, provinces

7 August 2012

Under Memorandum Circular 33-A, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa has ordered the cancellation of work in private offices in the National Capital Region, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal and Bulacan due to the harsh weather (August 7).

Deputy spokesman Abigail Valte said companies who refuse to heed the Palace order may be reported to DOLE, amid reports some business process outsourcing companies still require their employees to report for work.

There is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility, says Pagasa, and the downpour is due to the southwest monsoon.

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