Some areas in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) and the nearby province of La Union were isolated due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains on Wednesday.
Rescue personnel are having a hard time reaching flood and landslide-hit areas.
The Office of Civil Defense-Cordillera said at least 500 families fled their homes in Baguio City and Benguet due to threats of landslides and floods.
Classes from preschool to high school in Benguet and Baguio have been suspended.
- Umagang Kay Ganda, August 2 2012