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DENR: Dredging, removal of riverbank structures to prevent Cagayan River flooding

Cimatu said a working group will be created and will conduct a joint meeting to determine necessary engineering interventions along the river, the longest in the Philippines and the largest in terms of discharge......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 25th, 2020

Cimatu: Enforce easement rule along Cagayan River

Immediate dredging and strict enforcement of the 20-meter easement rule along Cagayan River are necessary to avoid a repeat of massive flooding in Cagayan and Isabela during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, according to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Dredging of Cagayan River seen to start soon

Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Director Mario Ancheta has issued a certificate of accreditation to the two companies as dealer, trader and/ or retailer of minerals/mineral products and/or by-products......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

Rody, Cabinet OK flood control plan

Malacañang announced on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte and his Cabinet okayed plans to build infrastructure that would help prevent flooding in Marikina and Cagayan province, after typhoon Ulysses in November had trapped residents on top of their rooftops as they waited for rescue from floods......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

2 firms tapped to dredge Cagayan River

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau has accredited two dredging firms to rehabilitate the mineral-rich Cagayan River at no cost to the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

PAGASA warns Cagayan residents of new flooding

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration on Sunday warned residents near the lower part of Cagayan River to brace for possible floods, saying the Cagayan River had reached above alarm level......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Palafox on Marikina flooding

Last Wednesday, we gave space to the narrative on the "once-in-100-years-flooding-in-Cagayan Valley" which partook of the study undertaken by UP geologists, Dr. Fernando Siringan and Dr. Keanu Jerahon Sarmiento, detailing their findings as they examined the meandering flow of the 520 kilometer long mighty Cagayan River. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Water from Butuanon River floods three Sitios in Brgy Paknaan, Mandaue City

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Three Sitios in Barangay Paknaan in Mandaue City experienced flooding after the Butuanon River overflowed past 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Some residents of sitios Talong, Sili and Ahos that has around 1,500 houses had to transfer some of their appliances to elevated portions of their homes to prevent […] The post Water from Butuanon River floods three Sitios in Brgy Paknaan, Mandaue City appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2020

Flooding not caused by illegal logging DENR

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, Dec. 9 (PIA)--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 has clarified reports and assured the public that illegal logging did not cause the m.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Cagayanos want blacksand mining disguised as “dredging” stopped

The Provincial Board of Cagayan backed the people’s call asking the president to stop immediately the dredging operation in the Cagayan River, which they believe is magnetite mining. Governor Manuel Mamba sanctioned the dredging through a memorandum of agreement that did not pass the provincial board and in the absence of permit from the DPWH, as required by law. The post Cagayanos want blacksand mining disguised as “dredging” stopped appeared first on A people's news site in Northern Luzon......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019

Wider waterways proposed to address Bulacao flooding

CEBU CITY, Philippines -Engineer Leslie Molina of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Central Visayas (DPWH-7) saw the need to widen waterways that lead to the Bulacao River in order to prevent a repeat of the hip-deep flooding that affected the barangay on Friday night. Molina made his observation after an inspection of […] The post Wider waterways proposed to address Bulacao flooding appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Cagayan river dredging imminent, says Piñol

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol will recommend to President Duterte the immediate dredging of the Cagayan River here......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

NIA: Magat Dam not only cause of flooding

The National Irrigation Administration said Sunday the recent fooding in Cagayan Valley could not be wholly-attributed to Magat Dam in Ramon, Isabela......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 27th, 2020

Thousands displaced as floods hit Cagayan anew

At least 7,263 families or 24,840 people were affected by widespread flooding in Cagayan over the weekend, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Cagayan villages flooded anew

Mayor Jefferson Soriano of this city ordered yesterday the preemptive evacuation of residents in low-lying areas after a flood alert was raised as water in Cagayan River rose due to heavy rains spawned by the northeast monsoon and water was released from Magat Dam again......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Marikina files complaint over reclamation project

The Marikina government on Thursday filed an administrative complaint before the Department of Environment and Natural Resources against a firm owned by a lawmaker over a reclamation project along the Marikina River that it blamed for the massive flooding in the city.??.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Flooding, landslide in North Luzon

While Cagayan Valley was still reeling from the devastation caused by destructive typhoons this month, monstrous rains from the tail-end of a frontal system caused flooding in the rice-rich area and a landslide in Mountain Province, according to a report on 24 Oras News Alert on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

& lsquo;Nature, man& rsquo;s greed caused flood, not dam& rsquo;

The head of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said Tuesday the release of water from Magat Dam was not a major cause of the recent severe flooding in Cagayan and Isabela provinces......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

Irrigation chief deflects blame for Cagayan flooding

Speaking to lawmakers during a hearing at the House of Representatives, NIA administrator Ricardo Visaya shifted the blame instead to illegal logging, mining and quarrying in the Cagayan Valley region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

North Luzon Navy initiates Saranay Cagayan to aid flood victims

DAGUPAN CITY, Nov. 23 (PIA) - The Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) has initiated a donation drive for individuals and families affected by the massive flooding in the Cagayan Valley Region......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020