Metro Manila Pool

Streets are impassable. Commuters are stranded. Ceilings leak. Homes are flooding.

Something’s not right.

Typhoon Ondoy zapped the sunshine that was slowly creeping in the metro. Luzon got water hell this September 26. In Metro Manila, traffic clogged the main avenues and if it didn’t probably one part of the streets just got “into deep”.

In case of emergency, contact the following Bureau of Fire Protection Numbers: 729-5166 / 410-6254 / 413-8859 / 407-1230.

The pouring rain kind of destroyed my plan to snatch a pic alongside boxing superstar Nonito Donaire. I was planning to haggle with my dad to let me borrow the camera for a tinsy moment because... well this is the only time I could get a...


Ehem, sorry... I just saw the images from ANC when they zeroed in on Panay Avenue and I think St. Mary’s could be underneath water right now. In Munoz, the rising flood waters just got neck-deep! Worse, the power lines have yet to be disconnected which means residents in that area fear for electrocution. Laguna is flooding while Rizal is getting deep. The only solace for commuters is the fact that the MRT stations are working for these types of problems.

Anyway, my Dad’s Vietnam trip this September 27 could also be postponed because no right flight would engage in this type of weather. I was about to go to GMA to basically shoot the stars and make them endorse the coming Quezon City International Marathon. This is a project of the QC government, which aims to make this marathon an annual meet. They have invited Kenyans and other nations to run in the event which will be from the Quezon City Memorial Circle to La Mesa Dam in Fairview. GMA is a media partner and it will prominently air the ads we made for the event. Earlier, we have been to the set of other GMA shows (mostly their dramas) and now we will also go to the different locations of GMA shows, some of which are shot outdoor. Donaire is a talent of the GMA Artist Center and is currently a contestant in Celebrity Duets. The Filipino Flash and socialite Tessa Prieto are avid health buffs. Prieto is usually seen in various fun runs in the country alongside notable runners like Drew Arellano, Suzie Abrera, Iya Villania, and Diether Ocampo who once organized a fun run which I participated (this was the infamous fun run).

If the rain keeps up, I just hope they won’t force me to shoot the late night shows.

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