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Monsoon rains up

Expect monsoon rains to persist over most parts of the country until weekend, as the low pressure area (LPA) north of the country continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat.

Three days of heavy rain in southern China have left 50 people dead and another 12 missing and destroyed thousands of homes, authorities said yesterday, as areas along the Yangtze River braced for more floods.

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THE month of May is a special one for Filipinos. It is the month of fiestas, with many towns all over the country honoring their patron saints. It is the month of special festivals that draw visitors from all over the country and from around the world. It is the month of flowers, for the rains start falling in May after the hot summer months, and the scent of sampaguitas, ilang-ilang, roses, and other blooms – the Flores de Mayo – is in the air.

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