Five rescue workers were killed in Bulacan province, Governor Daniel Fernando told DZMM radio station, where residents were seen wading through waist-deep waters while some were stranded on rooftops.
The workers were deployed by the provincial government to a flooded area, said Lieutenant-Colonel Romualdo Andres, chief of police in San Miguel in Bulacan province.
Andres said the rescuers were wading through floodwaters when a wall beside them collapsed, sending them into the fast current.
“Many homes were destroyed but all roads are passable and there were no landslides,” Quezon province Governor Helen Tan told DZRH radio station. The local government had started clearing fallen trees and other debris, she said.
President Marcos, who will conduct an aerial inspection later on Monday, also ordered officials to provide emergency power supply to two provinces north of the capital, Aurora and Nueva Ecija, which were left without electricity.
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