Zambales landslides kill 10
MANILA (2nd UPDATE) – Landslides killed at least 10 people in Zambales Monday morning.
In Subic, at least six were killed after a landslide hit several houses in Barangay Wawandue, according to Mayor Jefferson Khonghun.
A landslide also occurred in Barangay San Isidro. No fatalities were reported yet in the said village, but Khonghun said several people were buried in the landslide.
Meanwhile, four landslide fatalities were also reported in Barangay Adlaw, San Marcelino, Zambales.
Khonghun said heavy flooding was reported in Barangays San Isidro and Naugsol and most of the major roads in the town are now impassable.
The mayor is asking the help of the government as residents are expected to converge in evacuation centers. He said the town council is expected to place Subic under state of calamity soon.
PAGASA forecaster Meno Mendoza said the moderate to heavy rains being experienced over parts of Luzon since Sunday are due to the southwest monsoon enhanced by tropical storm Pabuk located outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
Mendoza said Pabuk may enter PAR but is not expected to hit land.
PAGASA said the southwest monsoon is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon.
Mimaropa and Bicol region are forecast to have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.
Northern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rains or thunderstorms.
PHOTO 2: Flooding in Olongapo. Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun also asking for assistance from national gov't. pic.twitter.com/WErNePcbmu
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