Flood forces closure of US embassy anew-A A +A
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
MANILA -- For the second time in two weeks, the United States (US) Embassy in Manila was forced to close due to the massive flooding in the nation's capital.
In an advisory, the US Embassy informed the public of the temporary closure of the Embassy's operations Tuesday.
"US Embassy will be closed today, August 7, due to flooding in many areas of Manila," said the Embassy.
On Wednesday last week, the massive flooding and torrential rains brought by typhoon Gener also caused the US Embassy to close for the day.
Meanwhile, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has also rescheduled the passport applicants due for Tuesday.
"In view of the continuing inclement weather brought about by heavy rains, passport applicants scheduled today, August 7, they may come to the DFA – Office of Consular Affairs (OCA) and have their passports processed this entire week until Friday, August 10," said the DFA.
Passport applicants are also being advised to bring their appointment slips with them.
The rescheduling became necessary after government work in the National Capital Region were suspended due to the heavy rains in Luzon. (HDT/Sunnex)