Caloocan City village chief gunned down

    By JOSEPH ALMER PEDRAJAS A barangay chairman was shot dead while on his way home in Caloocan City midnight Saturday. The victim was identified as Gally Dilao, chairman of Barangay 151 in Caloocan. A police report said Dilao was walking on Progreso St. on his way home from a birth anniversary party when […].....»»

Category: newsSource: tempo tempoJun 20th, 2020

NDRRMC says typhoon response adequate

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said Thursday that it has not been negligent in issuing timely and adequate warnings and advisories related to the strength of typhoon “Ulysses” even if many residents in Metro Manila and nearby provinces seemed to be caught by surprise with the sudden flooding in their areas. (MANILA BULLETIN) Requests from people asking to be rescued from the roof or second floors of their houses, specifically in Marikina City, Pasig City, and Rizal, due to the overflow of the Marikina River have flooded social media and the NDRRMC Operations Center, according to Assistant Secretary Casiano Monilla, Office of Civil Defense deputy director for operations. “Patuloy ang paglilikas natin but since yesterday or even the other day, inililikas na ang ating mga kababayan especially doon sa traditionally naaapektuhan ng bagyo. We were not caught flat-footed dito sa event na ito. Kung minsan lang kasi, kapag nag-ikot ang local officials ay hindi kaagad sumusunod ang mga kababayan. Mas nagrerely tayo kung ano ang ating nararamdaman, kung ano ang prevailing na situation na nararamdaman other than the advise na binibigay ng PAGASA,” he said in a virtual media forum. (We are still conducting rescue operations but since [Wednesday] or even [Tuesday], we have already conducted pre-emptive evacuation of our countrymen especially in areas that are traditionally affected by typhoons. We were not caught flat-footed by this event. Sometimes, the residents don’t listen to local officials even if they are already warned. They usually rely on what they are feeling or the prevailing situation rather than the advise given by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration)The NDRRMC has yet to provide data on the extent of damage of  Ulysses and how many people were affected. But NDRRMC chairman and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, in a separate interview, said the damage has been “huge.” “[There was] huge damage. [There were] totally flooded villages and low-lying areas were flooded,” Lorenzana said when asked to describe the extent of Ulysses’ effects. Lorenzana said he has briefed President Duterte about the deployment of troops to save some residents in Marikina who were asking to be rescued due to the overflow of the Marikina River. “I just came from the Palace. I briefed him what our troops are doing in Marikina to save people from their rooftops,” he said. Social media users were quick to point out the similarity in the devastation of Ulysses to typhoon “Ondoy” in 2009 which inundated a vast portion of Metro Manila after hours of intense rains. Ondoy left 747 people dead and billions of damages in agriculture and infrasture. In Marikina, Mayor Marcelino Teordoro said Ulysses brought the water level of Marikina River to 22 meters as of 11 a.m. Thursday, which was higher than the 21.5-meter level reached during typhoon Ondoy. Monilla said local government units (LGUs) have the responsibility to conduct search and rescue operations on their affected residents but he noted that the NDRRMC is behind the LGUs to augment their capabilities. “Ondoy really served as a lesson especially sa area ng Marikina at Pasig sa NCR. Nagkaroon na sila even the early warning signals. Sa amin naman, ang pagdirect ng operations ay aming nirerely sa LGUs at kami lang ay tumutulong sa local governments in harnessing the response units para madagdagan ang units na nagre-rescue sa ating mga kababayan (Ondoy really served as a lesson especially in Marikina and Pasig in the National Capital Region. They established early warning signals. On our part, the direction of [rescue] operations rely on the local government units and we just help them in harnessing the response units which will rescue our countrymen),” he said.  “Because highly populated ang lugar it could be a challenge relocating them. Ang Provident [Village] nga which serves as a lesson in Ondoy ay affected din sa ngayon. Highly urbanized kasi ang Metro Manila that’s why it’s really a challenge paano i-relocate ang mga tao na laging affected ng ganito,” he added. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC has also tapped the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and several private companies to deploy their manpower and assets for search and rescue operations. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, AFP chief, said the Joint Task Force NCR has been leading the rescue efforts in Metro Manila. They were aigmented by two disaster response units from the 7th Civil Relations Group, 101stSearch and Rescue volunteers, and private group REACT PH. Another search and rescue unit from Bantay Bayan volunteers were deployed in areas on Tullahan River and Caloocan City to conduct search and rescue operations. The Joint Task Force Bicolandia, Northern Luzon Command (NolCom), and Southern Luzon Command (SolCom) also deployed thousands of soldiers to coordinate the search and rescue operations in Bicol region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos (Region 1), Cagayan Valley (Region 2), Central Luzon (Region 3), Calabarzon (Region 4A), and Mimaropa (Region 4B). Monilla said they have received reports that major dams in Luzon have been releasing excess water which may inundate Central Luzon and parts of Metro Manila. “Ang Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, at Wawa dams nagpapakawala ng tubig dahil sa patuloy na pagtaas ng tubig dulot ng ulan na hatid ni Ulysses so baka abutin pa hanggang mamayang hapon o gabi (Angat, Ipo, La Mesa, and Wawa dams were releasing water because of the continuous rain brought about by Ulysses so the [flooding] may persist until afternoon or evening),” he said. .....»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Cavite village chief gunned down

A barangay captain in Dasmariñas City, Cavite was shot dead on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2020

Caloocan village chief shot dead

A barangay captain in Caloocan City and a close ally of Mayor Oscar Malapitan was shot dead by five armed assailants who were all wearing face masks past midnight yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2020

Akyat-bahay swak sa hoyo

KULONG ang isang  miyembro ng akyat bahay gang nang maaresto ng mga pulis matapos pasukin at pagnakawan ang bahay ng isang kalugar sa Caloocan City, kahapon ng madaling araw. Kinilala ni Caloocan police chief P/Col. Noel Flores ang suspek na si Gerald Bartolome, 18 anyos, welder, residente sa Malaya St.m Pangarap Village, Brgy. 181. Ayon ........»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2019

Barangay captain shot dead

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – A village chief was gunned down in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte on Sunday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 6th, 2016

Village chief gunned down

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines – A village chairman was gunned down in Abra on Thursday. 

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 11th, 2016

Village chief shot dead

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Philippines – Unidentified men gunned down a barangay chairman of Cauayan City in Isabela yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 26th, 2016

Village chief gunned down

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – A barangay chairman was shot dead in this city on Wednesday night......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2016

Village chief gunned down

BATANGAS, Philippines – A barangay chairman was shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in Lipa City on Monday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

AgNor village chief grateful for PRLEC-initiated projects

BUTUAN CITY, Nov. 23 -- San Antonio Barangay Captain Helario Sajulan is grateful to the projects that are initiated by the Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of the provin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Govt search, rescue efforts in Ulysses-hit areas underway -DILG chief

CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 13 (PIA) -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ano on Thursday assured the public that the government search and rescue (SAR) operations are now in full swing as Typhoon Ulysses battere.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Couple, grandchild die in Caloocan fire

An elderly couple and their three-year-old granddaughter died when a fire razed their house in Pangarap Village, Caloocan City before dawn yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

AFP chief assures all-out effort against terrorism in social media

CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 7 (PIA) -- The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Gilbert Gapay on Friday assured the public of the military's all-out effort to curb terrorist.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020

PH may have COVID-19 vaccine by May 2021--Galvez

CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 5 (PIA) -- National Task Force (NTF) Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, the newly named vaccine czar said COVID-19 vaccine maybe available in the country by May 2021......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Galvez is now govt s Vaccine Czar

CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 5 (PIA) -- President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has formally appointed National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. as Vaccine Czar.In a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

Abra village chief gunned down

A barangay chairman was killed in a gun attack in Barangay Lipcan, Bangued, Abra yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Maynilad, MWC shelve rate adjustments for 2021

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and Manila Water Company, Inc. are forgoing some water rate increases they are qualified to implement in the coming year, including the next tranche of the rate rebasing adjustment as well as the mandated Consumer Price Index (CPI) adjustment.  This was announced separately by both companies on Tuesday. In a text message, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Chief Regulator Patrick Ty said the MWSS-Regulatory Office (MWSS-RO) has been discussing this matter with both Maynilad and Manila Water since the start of this year. “We just received the proposals of the two Concessionaires and we are currently evaluating them,” Ty said.  In a statement, Maynilad said that with this deferral, the company “hopes to alleviate the day-to-day struggles of its customers as they and the whole country strive to recover from adversity and rise stronger than before, ready to start anew”. “During these difficult times when no one is spared the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maynilad is one with the government in finding ways to help our countrymen make the situation more manageable,” it also said. Manila Water, on the other hand, said “in the spirit of Bayanihan and to alleviate the plight of our customers due to the pandemic, Manila Water will not be implementing the rate adjustment in 2021 under the approved 2018 Rate Rebasing.” Done every five years, rate rebasing is review of water utilities’ past performance and the projection on their future cash flows.  It is supposed to set the water rates at a level that would allow both Maynilad and Manila Water to recover their expenditures and earn a rate of return. For 2020, Maynilad and Manila Water also volunteered to defer the implementation of the next tranche of annual rate hike approved under the current rate rebasing period, which started in 2018.  Their decision came as both companies were being scrutinized by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte for their allegedly onerous contracts with MWSS. To be implemented in tranches from 2018 to 2022, the approved increase in Maynilad’s rates under the fifth rate rebasing period would be P5.73 per cubic meter (/cu. m.). For this year, it was supposed to increase its rates by P1.95/cu.m, then another P1.95/cu.m in 2021.    As for Manila Water, the increase in its rates under rate rebasing would play around P6.22 to P6.55/cu.m.  This year, it was supposed to increase its rates by P2/cu.m, and another P2/cu.m by 2021.  By 2022, depending on the medium-term water sources project that the company will be allowed to pursue, the Ayala-led firm could charge its customers an increase of P0.76/cu.m up to P1.04/cu.m. The CPI adjustment, on the other hand, is the annual inflation adjustment and takes place every January. Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base.  It is the agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.  Meanwhile, Manila Water caters to the East Zone concession area covering the Cities of Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros, San Juan, Taguig and Marikina. It is also in charge of the southeastern parts of Quezon City, and Sta. Ana and San Andres in Manila. In the Province of Rizal, MWCI services the City of Antipolo and Municipalities of San Mateo, Rodriguez, Cainta, Taytay, Teresa, Angono, Baras, Binangonan, and Jala-jala......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

AFP musters troops, braces for RollyPH

CALOOCAN CITY, Nov. 1 (PIA) -- Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff, General Gilbert Gapay, led the mustering of troops of the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region as the military fir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2020

Caloocan’s top cop axed after jailbreak

Caloocan City’s police chief was removed from his post after 13 detainees escaped from a detention facility, National Capital Region Police Office director Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 2020

AFP Chief meets with NCR-based Muslim leaders

CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 26 (PIA) --The Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) met with muftis, imams and madrasah officials based in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Monday, Oc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020