Residents wait for their family members being rescued at the end of a flooded street in the village of Tumana, Marikina town, in suburban Manila on August 7, 2012
Monsoon rains that have pounded Manila for more than a week eased slightly overnight, but meteorologists reported that 80 percent of the megacity was under water and the bad weather would likely persist throughout the day.
"We can't say the worst is over yet," Gine Nievares, a hydrologist with the state weather service, told AFP. The death toll in Manila and nearby provinces stood at 16 including nine members of one family who died in a landslide.
The worst hit parts of Manila were mostly the poorest districts, where millions of slum dwellers have built homes along riverbanks, the swampy surrounds of a huge lake, canals and other areas susceptible to flooding. (Read full article here)
Click on the photos above to see more pictures captured of the Philippines battling worsening floods on 7th August 2012.