19 Pasig villages submerged in floods


Posted at Aug 11 2012 05:34 PM | Updated as of Aug 12 2012 06:51 AM

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 19 villages in Pasig City remain submerged in floods even though rains have stopped.

Pasig officials said as of 2 p.m. Saturday, barangays near the Pasig River and creeks are still submerged in waist-deep floods.

Worst-hit by the floods was Barangay Pinagbuhatan, where 734 families have been evacuated.

A total of 2,724 families or 10,000 individuals are now staying at schools being used as evacuation centers.

Here is the list of barangays inundated by floods and the number of families evacuated:

Santolan, 20
Ilaya, 157
Sta. Lucia, 129
Maybunga, 121
Bagong Ilog, 73
Bambang, 120
Ugong, 27
Pinagbuhatan, 734
Rosario, 137
Buting, 45
Kalawaan, 131
Kapasigan, 40
San Joaquin, 291
Malinao, 133
San Miguel, 401
Palatiw, 105
Sumilang, 10
Sta. Cruz, 68
Sto. Tomas, 75

Authorities said they are planning to transfer the evacuees to barangay halls to make way for classes on Monday. -- Report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM