Flood

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During rainy season, flooded streets are quite a normality in parts of Metro Manila. Here is what you should know about the floods, how to prepare, how to get around when streets become waterways, and where to live in the Megacity to stay dry.

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Typhoons are often making landfall in the Philippines and might affect Megacity Manila. Here is what you should know about typhoons and how to stay safe before, during, and after the storm.

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Pretty similar to the tricycle except that it runs solely on muscle power, a pedicab is one of the cheapest modes of transport in the metro, usually fitting one or two passengers. It can take you anywhere within an assigned area, such as a barangay (neighborhood) or village.

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+++ Update Saturday, 8 November 2014 +++

Recovery and rehabilitation efforts are still ongoing in areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda that hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Here is an update on what has been done and what still needs to be done one year after the disaster.

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In 2013 Makati City implemented a plastic ban, prohibiting the use of plastic, Styrofoam and other non-biodegradable materials as packaging for food and other products. Most other cities in Metro Manila enforce similar laws or are about to do so.

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Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) has left hundred thousands of households in Metro Manila and Luzon without electricity, and brought life to a halt on July 16. Fortunately though, the Philippines did not experience the kind of devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda last year. 

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At the end of the training, the participants should be able to design a flood pumping station based on world class standards and be able to help improve the Philippine's investment in flood control infrastructure through understanding tools and technologies available and applying proper engineering principles.

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Join an international crowd for mango shakes, San Mig Light, and some sizzling bar food at the Megacitizens Stammtisch meeting next Tuesday, June 24, at Giligan's in Makati! 

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It is mid June and the rainy season has just started, but already Metro Manila experiences the first floods.

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Metro Manila experiences heavy rainfall due to the tropical storm Maring. Many parts of Manila got flooded since Sunday night, August 18/19. The Megacities team took some pictures and videos to show how the Manileños cope with it.

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The month of August was clearly dominated by the rainy season and with it the worst flooding of this year.

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That's how it is during rainy season. The Megacitizens Stammtisch in August had to be postponed for a week, due to the severe floods in Metro Manila. Naturally, one of the topics of the evening was how we all experienced and handled the weather last week.

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