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:
  • Bataan
  • Bulacan
  • Cainta, Rizal
  • Cavite
  • Laguna
  • Metro Manila (NCR): Caloocan, Malabon, Manila, Marikina, Muntinlupa, Pasay, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Valenzuela
  • Pampanga
  • San Mateo, Rizal
  • Zambales
According to the NDRRMC in its August 7 bulletin, the government had already released almost P13 billion in relief aid to flooded areas across 11 regions for a total of 541,498 persons or 123,484 families, victims of heavy rains and floods brought by Southwest Monsoon (HABAGAT).

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