Philippine capital battles deadly floods as more rain falls
MANILA (AFP) - More than a million people in and around the Philippine capital battled deadly floods on Wednesday as more rain fell, with neck-deep waters trapping both slum dwellers and the wealthy elite on rooftops.
Monsoon rains that have pounded Manila for more than a week eased slightly overnight, but the government said between 60 and 80 per cent of the megacity remained under water, and the bad weather was likely to persist throughout the day.
"The roads in some areas are like rivers.
"People have to use boats to move around. All the roads and alleys are flooded," civil defence chief Benito Ramos told AFP.