The country is frequently subjected to flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain. In December, Tropical Storm Washi left more than 1,200 people dead after it set off flash floods that swept away entire villages in the southern Philippines.
Flooding brings chaos to Philippine capital
Torrential rains blamed for more than 50 deaths
POSTED: 12:23 PM MDT Aug 09, 2012 UPDATED: 10:12 AM MDT Aug 08, 2012
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