IN PHOTOS: When 'Gorio' dumped rains on Thursday
Light to heavy rainfall warnings were sent out by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as Tropical Storm Gorio affected the country from Wednesday to Thursday.
Although it did not make landfall, the tropical storm enhanced the southwest monsoon or habagat, which brought heavy rainfall within its 300-kilometer diameter.
The heavy downpour caused flooding in several areas, prompting most Local Government Units (LGUs) to suspend classes in Metro Manila and nearby areas. The national government also suspended work in public offices in the national capital region.
Here are select images of the flooding in Metro Manila and Bulacan on Thursday morning.
Motorists negotiate a portion of Araneta Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday after rain brought by tropical storm Gorio and the southwest monsoon quickly flooded parts of Metro Manila. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News
A tricycle ferries passengers thru a portion of Araneta Avenue in Quezon City on Thursday after heavy rains in the area. Fernando G. Sepe Jr., ABS-CBN News
Maceda corner España in Manila gets flooded. Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News
A gasoline station in Laong Laan corner Alfonso in Manila gets flooded. Zyann Ambrosio, ABS-CBN News
Residents of Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City wade in knee-deep flood in Veterans Village on Thursday. ABS-CBN News
Children wade in knee-deep flood in Veterans Village, Holy Spirit in Quezon City on Thursday. ABS-CBN News
Vehicles get stranded along MacArthur Highway in Marulas, Valenzuela due to heavy flooding. Francis Ambito, BMPM
Chest-deep waters flood Riverside Street in Potrero, Malabon. Jeck Batallones, ABS-CBN News
City workers try to close a debris trap gate as flooded canals pour into the Marikina River. Residents observe the river amid heavy rains on Thursday due to tropical storm Gorio. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
A man tries to close a debris trap gate along Marikina river as tropical storm Gorio brought heavy rains over Luzon on Thursday. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Residents observe the river near a local river alarm amid heavy rains on Thursday due to tropical storm Gorio. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Children play on a flooded street in Tatalon, Quezon City on Thursday. Gwen Seming, BMPM
MacArthur Highway in Marilao, Bulacan gets flooded. Derck Juruena. BMPM
MacArthur Highway in Meycauayan, Bulacan gets flooded. JM Haro, BMPM
A man fetches his daughter from school in Quezon City on Thursday as tropical storm Gorio brings rains over Metro Manila. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News
Students from Batasan National High School walk home under heavy rainfall after classes were suspended due to tropical storm Gorio. Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News
Government provided trucks in areas not passable to light vehicles due to flash floods in Valenzuela. Valenzuela PIO