Floods submerge some villages in Metro Manila

Posted at 09/15/2012 12:04 PM | Updated as of 09/15/2012 12:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Heavy rains since Friday night inundated many barangays in the cities of Quezon, San Juan and Manila .

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety monitored 9 flooded barangays waist-deep to about 6-feet deep.

Some residents were evacuated to safety. Twenty-eight families were evacuated to the Diosdado Macapagal Elementary School in Tatalon, while 32 families were brought to the Doña Imelda Barangay Hall, and 10 to the Trinity Elementary School in Barangay Damayan Lagi.

Eighteen people from barangay Roxas and barangay Mariblo were also rescued.

In barangay Del Monte, five families were evacuated, 15 in barangay Damayan, while four people were brought to a church in barangay Sto. Domingo and 33 families temporarily sheltered at the barangay Masambong covered courts.

In San Juan, 102 families are now temporarily houses at the San Juan Gym due to rising floodwaters in their area.

In the latest update from the San JUan City Risk Reduction and Management Office, Barangay Balong-Bato registered 6-deep floodwaters which forced residents to evacuate their homes as early as 3 a.m. Saturday.

Likewise, residents in the villages of Salapan, Batis, Kabayanan, San Perfecto, Rivera and Progreso also experienced three-and-a-half feet to six-feet deep floodwaters early dawn Saturday.

Meanwhile, several portions of Manila also experienced heavy flooding, stranding many people, mostly students, along Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard in Sta. Mesa, Manila .

Areas around the Manila City Hall are still flooded, as of posting. -- Reports from Dexter Ganibe, Dennis Datu, and Johnson Manabat, dzMM