By Elena Aben
Manila Bulletin, Monday, March 28, 2011
Elements of the 3rd Marine Brigade and the Philippine National Police (PNP) jointly conducted rescue operations to bring to safety residents of several villages in Jolo that were hit by flashfloods brought about by heavy rains last weekend. Navy Spokesman, Capt. Giovanni Carlo Bacordo, quoting reports reaching the Navy headquarters on Roxas Boulevard, Manila, said that the flashfloods happened at the villages of Austrias, Alat, Tulay, Takut-Takut, Chinese Pier, Waleld and San Raymundo in the municipality of Jolo. According to reports, the floods in some parts of the town went as high as neck-deep. The flooding was reported caused by heavy rains that started Friday afternoon.