CITY OF MALOLOS—A state of calamity has been declared in the province of Bulacan on Tuesday (Nov. 17) following widespread flooding that left at least P1 billion in damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
This city and five towns were under water. Hardest hit was the town of Calumpit where flooding went as deep as 2.4 meters, more than the average height of a door.
Malolos City and the towns of Baliwag, Hagonoy, Pulilan, Paombong, Marilao and Bocaue remained submerged in 1.2 meters to 1.8 meters of flood caused by a string of typhoons and runoff water from denuded mountains.
Classes in the province, though not face-to-face and online, were still suspended due to unstable…