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August 7 flood
Flood victims stay on the rooftops of their homes in North Fairview near swollen Tullahan River, Quezon City, north of Manila, on Tuesday 07 August 2012. Continuous heavy monsoon rains since Sunday have left Metro Manila and nearby provinces flooded. (Mike Alquinto, 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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