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Manila floods August 7

Reposted: Security guard electrocuted in front of Chinabank at the corner of Araneta Avenue and Bayani Street... right across our office... thought he was joking when he was yelling... yun pala.. (Photo and narration by John Penaloza)

Rains bring floods to NCR, provinces

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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