Local authorities in Metro Manila and other Luzon provinces placed their areas under a state of calamity on Wednesday, August 8, after continuous rains submerged parts of their roads and other places in floodwater.
Yesterday morning, the cities of Malabon, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Pasig, Pasay and Pateros were placed under a state of calamity.
According to Sun Star, placing the city under a state of calamity will enable barangay officials to make use of their funds to help their affected constituents.
Thousands of residents were evacuated after floods spawned by monsoon rains pummeled their homes.
Here's the list of areas under state of calamity as of August 9, 2012:
- Cainta, Rizal
- Metro Manila (NCR): Caloocan, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Valenzuela
- San Mateo, Rizal