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August 7 flood

Business as usual. A man takes advantage of the situation and sells various products such as coffee, bread and cigarettes to stranded commuters. Majority of the metro is flooded due to heavy rains from the previous night, seen at Lacson Avenue in Sampaloc, Manila on 07 August 2012. (George Calvelo, 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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