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August 7 flood
Vehicles try to pass through the flooded Aguinaldo Highway in Bacoor, Cavite Province, south of Manila, on 07 August 2012. The Habagat (southwest monsoon) continues to bring scattered rain showers that caused flood in some parts of Cavite. (Angela Galia, 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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