Emergency repair of damaged road with slope collapse in Biliran underway

Two on-going emergency repair projects of damaged national road with slope collapse along Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCCR) are more than halfway complete......»»

Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnApr 18th, 2021

DPWH-Biliran DEO completes P35.7M road slope protection in Caibiran, Biliran

Motorists are now enjoying a wider and safer travel along Tomalistis Road in the town of Caibiran as the DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office completes the P35.7M road slope protection project......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

Repair ongoing for damaged road in Brgy Bulacao

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A road in Barangay Bulacao in Talisay City was closed to motorists on Saturday morning, December 19, after it incurred damage from incessant rains brought by typhoon #VickyPH. Barangay Captain Banjo Abastillas said that the rains may have softened its foundation causing a portion of the newly cemented road to cave […] The post Repair ongoing for damaged road in Brgy Bulacao appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Pelicans languishing as Williamson s absence drags on

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson was supposed to be making his highly anticipated NBA debut by sometime next week, if not earlier. That looks unlikely now, given the overall No. 1 draft pick has yet to practice with the New Orleans Pelicans since having surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee on Oct. 21 (Oct. 22, PHL time). The reeling Pelicans could certainly use him. They’ve lost 10 straight heading into Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) game at Philadelphia to fall to 6-19, but coach Alvin Gentry said this week that he could not forecast a return date. “I don’t have any idea,” Gentry said. “I know that he’s here every day and know that he’s working his butt off. “We’re not going to rush anything with him,” Gentry continued. “We’re going to be overly cautious.” Williamson’s initial prognosis was for his rehabilitation to last six to eight weeks. This Monday will mark eight weeks since surgery. “We have been much more cautious with him in terms of how quickly we’ve ramped him up from stage to stage because he’s 19 and he’s still growing and he was 285 pounds when he had the surgery,” said David Griffin, the Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations, during a recent game broadcast on Fox Sports New Orleans. “But there’s been absolutely no setback and no other mission afoot than to get him on the court as soon as possible.′ Griffin also has said Williamson won’t play on consecutive nights in the early days after his return to he court. Caution is understandable considering the long-term potential of the 6-foot-6 Williamson, who took college basketball by storm in his lone season at Duke and who hardly seemed to have trouble adjusting to the NBA during the preseason. He averaged 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in four games, went right at high-respected defenders including Utah’s Rudy Gobert and had his share of above-the-rim highlights. Pelicans players say they have urged Williamson to practice patience during his rehabilitation, but they also express excitement over the effect they expect him to have when he is able to play. “I told him to play the same way when he gets back. Don’t change. Keep putting pressure on the rim and when guys collapse in, kick out for open 3s,” Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball said, referring to Williamson’s showing in the preseason. “You saw what he did” during preseason, Ball continued. “We could definitely use that.” Guard Frank Jackson said getting Williamson back will be “huge.” “Any time he’s on the floor, he’s a threat to anyone,” said guard Frank Jackson, who also played at Duke. “So we’re looking forward to getting him back.” The Pelicans’ brass, however, has sought to take pressure off of Williamson. “We expect for him obviously to inject some energy into our team and do some things like that, but we don’t expect that all of a sudden he’s going to be the cavalry and everything’s going to change,” Gentry said. “We have to change before he gets back on the floor and he would just be an additional positive thing.” Gentry said Williamson has remained highly engaged with the team, watching every practice, walking through offensive and defensive sets with coaches and even verbalizing frustration after losses. He’s even traveled to road games recently, and Gentry said a lopsided loss in Dallas last Saturday (last Sunday, PHL time) “bothered him as much as anybody.” “I do think he’ll be more of a voice,” Gentry said. “For the most part, obviously, we’ve got really quiet guys, but I don’t see him being a quiet guy. “He’s not afraid to speak his mind. It’s just one of those things where he’s just who he is and he’s a natural,” Gentry continued. “The players will embrace that, too, because he’s a good guy and he’s here every day.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2019

Road connectivity for industry and trade in Biliran underway

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in convergence with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has identified and prioritized six road connectivity for industry and trade in the province of Biliran......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 11th, 2019

P139.566M road widening project at Biliran town underway

The road widening project amounting to P139.566M will be completed on June 27, 2019 under contract with BC Cuerpo Construction Corporation......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsApr 28th, 2019

Death toll rises to 18 in Egypt building collapses: state newspaper

The death toll from a building collapse in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Saturday has risen to 18, state media said. “Emergency crews in Cairo managed to retrieve 18 corpses from under the rubble of the collapsed… property,” the Al-Ahram newspaper reported. Cairo’s governorate initially reported five people were confirmed dead and 24 wounded in […] The post Death toll rises to 18 in Egypt building collapses: state newspaper appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

‘Emergency works’ at CSCR viaduct results to heavy traffic congestion

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Traffic congestion greeted Cebuanos who were travelling to Cebu City from the south on Monday morning, March 22. Emergency works at the Cebu South Coastal Road’s (CSCR) viaduct prompted authorities to close it from motorists for approximately four hours, the Cebu City Transportation Office (CCTO) said. As a result, bumper-to-bumper traffic […] The post ‘Emergency works’ at CSCR viaduct results to heavy traffic congestion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

DPWH-Biliran DEO turns-over donated printers, tablets and other supplies

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office turns-over printers, tablets and other supplies donated by the Road Engineering Association of the Philippines (REAP) Inc. thru “Lingap ng REAP” project to selected schools and deserving students in the Municipality of Naval......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

DPWH-Biliran DEO improves road in support of agribusiness in Libtong, Naval

The on-going construction /improvement of access road in Libtong, Naval town in support of the agribusiness: food and resource-based processing is now more than halfway complete......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

Repair work

Workers put up scaffolding inside the Grand Mosque in Marawi City on Thursday, 21 January 2021. The mosque was heavily damaged during the five-month fighting between government troops and the Maute Group and its allies in 2017. Funding of the repair work is sourced from contribution from private companies. The repair is expected to be […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Tourism road leading to Talustusan falls in Biliran now halfway complete

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office’s (DPWH-BDEO’s) access road project leading to Talustusan Falls in Naval town is now halfway complete......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Bridge detours damaged by TS Quinta in Biliran completes restoration

DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) has completed the restoration works of the scoured approaches of the Caraycaray and Catmon Bridge detours......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Road closures to stay despite no Basilica masses — EOC

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The barriers around the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will remain for at least the next two days even if there will no longer be physical Masses at the church. Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deputy chief implementor, Councilor Joel Garganera, said the barriers will keep the movement of the […] The post Road closures to stay despite no Basilica masses — EOC appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

P92M access road leading to Germohenes falls in Biliran completed

The road opening and concreting of access road leading to Germohenes Falls in Pinangomhan Village in Biliran town is now completed......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

DPWH-BDEO to complete Almeria bypass road by fourth quarter of 2020

Works are now on-going for the construction of Almeria Bypass Road project in Biliran which is set to be completed this year by the Department of Public Works and Highways- Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-BDEO)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

Aresibo telescope faces a catastrophic collapse, it must be dismantled

The world’s most prestigious astronomical observatories have fallen beyond repair. Now it is in danger of collapsing completely. Following Two unexpected cable breaks, Engineers........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2020

Faster response to mishaps urged

Senator Grace Poe on Sunday called for faster and better emergency response to road accidents to save lives as the nation observes the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 15th, 2020

Social media becomes emergency helpline at the height of Typhoon ‘Ulysses’

Social media sites on Thursday turned into virtual emergency hotlines as many individuals trapped inside their homes begged to be rescued after Typhoon “Ulysses” dumped heavy rains on Metro Manila and nearby provinces. “Parang awa nyo na po sana may makapansin nito. Kailangan po ng rescue ng pamilya ko sa Montalban (Rizal) (I’m begging and hoping that someone would notice this. My family in Montalban needs to be rescued),” Rowena Bragas said in a Facebook post around 6 a.m. on Thursday “This is urgent!!! Second floor na po ang baha at malakas pa din ang ulan at hangin (The flood has already reached our second floor and the strong winds and heavy rains continue).” Arnel Arevalo, another social media user, added: “Help please! If you know anyone from Montalban, Rizal LGU please let them know that there are still a lot of residents here in Celina Homes 4 who are trapped in their 2nd floor. No sign of rescuers/responder yet. Signal is bad too. Power is out.” Facebook and Twitter users woke up to a number of posts and tweets of people asking for help. These include the viral photos of residents of Rizal province who sought refuge on the roof of their houses after their community was completely submerged in flood waters. Some even had infants in tow. “Sa mga nakakabasa po, patulong. Kailangan po namin ng rescue. Marami pong baby po dito nasa taas na po kami ng bahay, kasama mga kapitbahay po namin. Malapit na po kami abutin, mga 20+ po kami, 10 bata po kasama 5 babies (To anyone who can read this, please help us. We need a rescue team. We have babies with us. We are already on top of our house, with our neighbors. We have 10 children, including five babies here),” Micca Lorreine De Jesus of Montalban town said. The term #RescuePH became trending on Twitter as people seeking assistance used the hashtag to aggregate information of those needing to be rescued. Local government units, including Valenzuela City, used social media to monitor the situation of their constituents, especially those in need of rescue teams. They also resorted to online posting to keep their constituents informed, like what the government of Navotas and Pasay cities did when two vessels ran aground and damaged structures in their areas. As Typhoon “Ulysses,” which reached Signal No. 3, barreled into the National Capital Region, the hotlines of the Armed Forces of the Philippines were overwhelmed with calls, its spokesman, Maj. Gen. Edgard Arevalo, said over DZMM. Despite several evacuation orders enforced a day earlier, many individuals ended up trapped inside their houses. They could no longer find a way out due to rushing waters. In a flood-prone area of Barangay Bagong Silangan in Quezon City, the local government had to deploy at least four rescue boats to fetch the residents who remained in their homes and were trapped, joining the nearly 10,000 individuals who were earlier evacuated. Rescuers, whose operation started as early as midnight, paddled through the waist-deep flood. Many residents, especially of Rizal province and Marikina city, also bore the brunt of the typhoon after losing their houses to the murky flood. Social distancing aimed to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was also hardly observed among the affected individuals as they tried to fit themselves into limited elevated spaces. Some were no longer wearing face masks. The ferocious wind brought by the typhoon toppled trees and torn away scaffolding of several buildings under construction. In Barangay 187 in Caloocan City, a man sustained a leg injury after a tree fell on their house, a certain Cham Oliveros said in a Facebook post......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

Villar inspects storm-ravaged areas in Bicol

Only four national roads in Bicol remained closed to traffic due to collapsed road slope protection, fallen trees and electrical posts after the area was devastated by Super Typhoon Rolly, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 4th, 2020

Turkey quake death toll rises to 100

The death toll from a powerful earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 100 on Tuesday, the country’s disaster authority said. Search and rescue teams look for victims at the site of a collapsed building in Izmir on November 2, 2020, after a powerful earthquake struck Turkey’s western coast and parts of Greece. – Rescue workers were searching eight buildings in Izmir on November 1, despite dwindling hope for survivors, as the death toll of a powerful magnitude earthquake which hit western Turkey rose to 49. The 7.0-magnitude quake has also injured 896 in Turkey, the Turkish emergency authority AFAD said, after striking on October 30 afternoon near the west coast town of Seferihisar in Izmir province. (Photo by OZAN KOSE / AFP) The 7.0 magnitude quake also injured 994 people, the agency known by its Turkish acronym AFAD reported, with 147 still in hospital. It added that rescue workers in Izmir province were continuing to search tirelessly in five buildings for an unknown number of missing individuals. The worst hit Turkish town was Bayrakli in Izmir where there was a mixture of celebration and sadness on Monday after a three-year-old girl named Elif Perincek and a 14-year-old named Idil Sirin were rescued from the rubble. But both lost a sibling each to the disaster which struck on Friday afternoon in the Aegean Sea. Two teenagers on their way home from school were also killed in Greece. Turkey has reported over 1,464 aftershocks following the quake, including 44 that were above four in magnitude. After dozens of buildings were damaged and the risk of repeated tremors, thousands of residents were forced to spend a fourth night in tents in Izmir. The quake is the deadliest in Turkey this year after another disaster hit the eastern provinces of Elazig and Malatya in January, killing over 40 people......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020