Is Manila safe for travel after Ondoy Flood
Maggie : Hi, a few days ago i was planning a vacation to Philippines, around Manila. However, with the recent flooding in Philippines, i am now having my doubts. I heard that most of the areas around Manila is heavily affected, so is the place safe for traveling, or should I be looking at somewhere else? i am thinking of around november, and probably areas around Manila.
Scott: Hi Maggie,
Well November is over a month away. I live in Makati which is Manila’s CBD and you wouldn’t know that there was a major flood here a few days ago. Currently some of the north-eastern areas are covered in knee deep mud. Same in areas of Rizal province. But by November it should be all cleaned up.
The international aid effort and the work of Filipinos, businesses and NGOs here is really speeding up the relief effort.
If you want to travel to other places in SE Asia you would know that they just got hit by the same typhoon. And Indonesia is undertaking relief operations to save thousands buried in the earthquakes of today and yesterday.
Let us know if you plan to come to the Philippines and we can advise you on great places to see around Manila.
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