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Tropical storm Karding (Yagi) showcases the incredible imagery and resilience of talented Filipino photographers, videographers and citizens journos

By Daniella Flanagan

Tropical Storm Karding. Image © CNN Philippines

MANY areas in the Philippines experienced flash flooding due to a south-west Monsoon or Hanging Habagat. exacerbated by Tropical Storm Karding (Yagi).

Karding, the 11th storm to hit the country this year, brought flooding, heavy rains and fierce wind to Metro Manila. Southern and Central Luzon. Heavy rain poured on Saturday, flooding several areas in Metro Manila and the adjoining Rizal province.

At 8 pm on Saturday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a red rainfall warning for Metro Manila and Rizal.

PAGASA also issued an orange rainfall warning for Cavite, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Bulacan. A yellow rainfall warning was issued for Tarlac, Laguna, Batangas and northern Quezon.

In one form or another all three color codes warned residents to expect heavy rain persisting in these areas for two hours, and possible flooding in low-lying areas.

Hotline 911 Reminder

Just a reminder, President Rodrigo Duterte institutionalized 911 as the nationwide emergency hotline. Duterte signed Executive Order No. 56 on May 25, 2018 making 911 as the nationwide emergency hotline, replacing PATROL 117.

Government Updates

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Photojournalists, Photographers and Videographers of Note During #Karding

Some unique videos are coming out of the flooding by talented photojournalists, photographers, videographers, and even amateurs being present and capturing powerful imagery.

One of the most popular is the video of a bride who waded up the aisle during Philippines flood in Bulacan in the Philippines on Saturday August 11, 2018. The bride and her parents waded down the aisle through murky water, up to the barefoot groom who was waiting by the altar. You can check out that video here:

Chest Deep Flooding in some areas of the city were also caught on video and shared on Rappler’s platform. You can check that video out here:

A powerful video come from Jhemleth Magboo on YouTube and is definitely worth a watch, be sure to click back here and not get lost in YouTubeLandia. We all know how that goes.

Another YouTuber @Tsuks Eladia contributed this video in #MarikinaCity:

Check out this great video from YouTube user @Richmond Butalid  of hanging habagat:

Here’s another one ulat panahon ni @Em Rodillas on YouTube:

Here are several pictures from @AlvnKasiban on Instagram showing the flooding. He is an Artist, Manila Bulletin Staff Photographer, and #Thomasian. You can email him at alvinjosephkasiban@gmail.com

Jilson Tiu captured an amazing image of Tropical Storm Karding hitting Manila Bay on Instagram. Jilson Tiu is a Freelance Photographer and Photojournalist who is based in the Philippines. He can be contacted via email at jilsontiu@gmail.com. Check out his images from #Karding:

Another Instagramer shared a picture of the impact on pets during #Karding. Check out this video from IG: @thequeerofsoul

Karl Davin Hui @karldavinhuiphotography is photographer and artist from Manila, Philippines and his IG accounts are Design – @kdh_designstudio and Personal – @karldavinhui www.karlhuidesign.com Check out this pic from Karl:

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#typhoon #rain #flood #manila

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Children remind you to find the joy. Check out Karl’s picture of some kids at play during #Karding:

This incredible image of the plugged sewage system is from IG: @dammitroxy and made it to the Philippine Star!

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Ano, taon taon na lang? We deserve a better sewarage system. Next year iboto natin yung mga active, matalino, tapat, at well-being ng mga filipino talaga inuuna. (di katulad ni Sotto at ang kanyang panukalang 14th month pay, parang suhol ang dating. Pag may namatay tayong kamag-anak o nasira bahay natin sa mga ganitong kalamidad, di kasya yang 14th month pay na yan). And most important of all, asking for accountability from our officials is not a "dami reklamo/rally na walang kwenta/walang nagawa sa bansa" nonsense. Because its their fucking job to keep us safe in times like this. Also pls lang maging logical naman tayo wag puro delawan at DDS. Loyal tayo dapat sa kapwa at sa bansa natin hindi sa mga partida na yan. #habagat2018 #halalan2019 #philippines #pinas #pinoypolitics #karding

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Praying for the Philippines
Let us all utter a short prayer to the Kababayans in the PH to keep safe as many have families back in the PH who are impacted by the flooding.
“Lord, gabayan nyo po ang bawat isa na makauwi ng maayos at ligtas sa kani-kanilang tahanan.” Mga kababayans and kaibigans you will get through this isa na namang mapaminsalang kalamidad na dumaan sa Pilipinas dahil sa Bagyong Karding like you always do. Be safe and smart!
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Daniella Flanagan
Dani, as Daniella is known among her friends, is an actress, production assistant, producer, set designer, casting director, host, and reporter. She is a huge fan of beignet, crawfish, catfish, palabok, pancit, and the great States of Texas and California. Her background is in International Business and TV/Film production.

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