Filipino netizens concerned over Bataan floods

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(Source: Hermosa Mayor Antonio Joseph
(Source: Hermosa Mayor Antonio Joseph "Jopet" Rivera Inton/Facebook)

Netizens expressed their concern over the floods in Bataan caused by intense monsoon rains on Thursday (July 29).

Parts of Bataan were inundated with floods as the southwest monsoon, or hanging habagat, continued to bring rain to the province and other parts of Luzon.

Following a tweet by user @yoonhanie_ that garnered more than a thousands likes, Twitter was filled with tweets praying for the safety of Bataeños.

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Some users posted photos of the flood in their areas.

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While other users, like @siobefrjh shared emergency hotlines information.

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Twitter user @jomaricueto revealed the possible cause of flooding in the province.

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Meanwhile, several LGUs announced public advisories about the floods in their areas on Facebook:

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued an 11 a.m. advisory on Thursday (July 29) warning that rain will continue for the next 24 hours. Moderate to heavy rain is expected in parts of Northern and Central Luzon as well as Occidental Mindoro. 

PAGASA Weather Specialist Benison Estareja said that a shallow low pressure region had been observed 1,035 kilometers east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon.

There is a slim chance that it will become a a tropical cyclone.

Ana Catalina Paje is a development journalist passionate about grassroots communication geared towards genuine social change. She also writes about showbiz, lifestyle, and all things Pinoy pride. The views expressed are her own.

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