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Mandaue City wants to continue with flood control projects

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu- Mandaue City plans to continue the clearing of informal settlers living within the 3-meter easement zone from the riverbanks of both the Butuanon river and Mahiga creek so it could resume with its flood control projects. With this, the city plans to file an appeal for consideration to the Department of Interior […] The post Mandaue City wants to continue with flood control projects appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 20th, 2020

Flooding in Metro could have been prevented – COA

Flooding in Metro Manila – especially in Marikina, Makati, Manila and Quezon City – could have been minimized or prevented had the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority completed major flood control projects programmed for 2018 and 2019, the Commission on Audit said in a report......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

P51-B airport railway launched

Project to generate 38,000 jobs The country’s first airport railway express service soon starts construction after the government and proponents signed the P50.8-billion contract packages for PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark) segment of the P777.5-billion North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) virtually over the weekend  (August 1, 2020). The construction is expected to generate 38,000 new local jobs in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade led the virtual signing of the contracts, marking the start of civil works for the 53-km extension that will bring passengers from Makati City in Metro Manila to Clark International Airport in Pampanga in just under one  hour. The first signing was for the P32.7-billion Contract Package N-04, which covers the civil engineering and building works  6.3 kilometers of the main line and 1.6 kilometers of the depot’s access line with an underground station serving Clark International Airport. They also signed the P18.1-billion Contract Package N-05, which covers the civil engineering and building works for the Clark Railway Depot.  The depot covers an overall area of approximately 33 hectares.  The contract covers the construction of the Operations Control Center, stabling yard, workshops, training center and other ancillary buildings in Mabalacat, Pampanga. This proves that flagship projects under the government’s BUILD, BUILD, BUILD program continue despite challenges posed by the pandemic, Tugade underscored. The PNR Clark Phase 2 paves the way for the country’s first-ever airport railway express service, he reiterated. “Since the NSCR will feature the country’s first airport express train service allowing travelers to get from Makati to Clark Airport in under one hour, we can consider it as a trail-blazing project, ” the DOTr Secretary  elaborated. “To achieve this, trains will run at 160 kilometers per hour, making it one of the fastest modes of land public transportation.”  The signing of contracts is likewise timely, noted Asian Development Bank (ADB) Southeast Asia Director General Ramesh Subramaniam. “The civil works contracts will help kickstart the economic revival of the Philippines over the next 12 months as the country faces the pandemic ” he pointed out. Under the railway project, we estimate that 24,000 local construction jobs will be directly created during the next three years.  And another at least 14,000 jobs needed for operating the railway system,” according to Subramaniam. The signing of contracts is a major milestone for the Malolos-Clark Railway Project as well as for the Philippine transport sector, he added. Once partially operational by 2022, PNR Clark Phase 2 (Malolos-Clark), a 53-km rail line segment, will connect Malolos, Bulacan to Clark International Airport, will cut down travel time to 30-35 minutes, from the original 1 hour and 30 minutes. The DOTr signed contract Package N-04 was virtually signed with Acciona Construction Philippines, through Director Ruben Eugenio Garcia and Chief Financial Officer Angel Fernandez de la Pradilla, and EEI Corporation, through President and CEO Roberto Jose Castillo. Contract Package N-05 was virtually signed with POSCO Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., through Executive Vice President Dong Ho Kim and POSCO E&C Vice President Sung Wook Chung......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2020

Fishermen’s group airs concerns on DPWH flood control projects, third bridge

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A group of fishermen wrote the Cebu City government to air their concerns on how flood control projects implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the current construction of the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) has affected their livelihood. In their letter, the Nagkahiusang Manangat sa Syudad […] The post Fishermen’s group airs concerns on DPWH flood control projects, third bridge appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2020

DPWH Completes Two Flood Control Projects in Nueva Ecija

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completed two flood control projects in Nueva Ecija. In a statement, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the Nueva Ecija Second District Engineering Office completed the slope protection projects along Pampanga River in barangay San Roque in the municipality of Jaen and barangay Sumacab Norte in the city of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsFeb 9th, 2020

DPWH kick-starts P100-M flood control projects in Calbayog City

Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District Engineering Office (DPWH-SFDEO) has started construction of three (3) flood control structures along two rivers in Calbayog City, Samar......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2019

DPWH completes bridge, flood control projects in Solana

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, May 28 (PIA)--The Department of Public Works and Highways-Cagayan Third District Engineering Office recently completed the bridge replacement and flood control project.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 28th, 2019

Only local contingents sign up for Sinulog ritual showdown

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Spectators may only see local contingents compete in this year’s Sinulog ritual showdown, should it be allowed to continue as scheduled on January 17, 2021. A list of contingents obtained by CDN Digital shows that a total of 22 contingents have signed up for this year’s dance competition, the deadline of […] The post Only local contingents sign up for Sinulog ritual showdown appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Mandaue flood victims receive cash, relief goods

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The thousands of families affected by the floods last October 2020 here received their financial assistance from the city government on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. In barangay Paknaan alone, there were about 3,600 affected families who received cash assistance worth P1,000. Malak Soco, Paknaan Barangay Captain said the residents also received […] The post Mandaue flood victims receive cash, relief goods appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Cortes to Mandauehanons: Stay disciplined to avoid new virus strain

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – While cases of the coronavirus disease in Mandaue City is now on a downtrend, Mayor Jonas Cortes said there is still a need for city residents to remain disciplined and continue to comply with health protocols. “Now more than ever, we need to remain vigilant. Especially with the new strain of […] The post Cortes to Mandauehanons: Stay disciplined to avoid new virus strain appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

In Photos: Cebu City opens fireworks, pyrotechnics zone at SRP

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Cebu City government opened on Sunday, December 20, the authorized display and vending area for fireworks and pyrotechnics at the South Road Properties (SRP). In an advisory, Irvin Cabales, head of the city’s Market Operation Division (MOD), asked buyers to continue to observe health protocols during their visit. Photos below […] The post In Photos: Cebu City opens fireworks, pyrotechnics zone at SRP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2020

Mandaue City sets up perimeter fences to control Misa de Gallo crowds

  MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — To avoid overcrowding outside the churches and satellite Simbang Gabi and Misa de Gallo venues in Mandaue City, the city government has set up perimeter fences meters away from these venues. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said that the fences around the churches are […] The post Mandaue City sets up perimeter fences to control Misa de Gallo crowds appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Samar road projects near completion

The Department of Public Works and Highways-Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH-NSSDEO) is almost done with the construction of three high-impact projects appropriated under the 2020 national budget. District Engineer Ferdinand Briones said the projects include the construction of a two-kilometer new access road leading to a tourism destination, a flood control project and […] The post Samar road projects near completion appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

MCPO officer tests positive for COVID-19

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- The Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) has recorded one new active case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Police Colonel Jonathan Abella, the MCPO director, said that last week, one of their Quarantine Control Point (QCP) personnel has tested positive for the virus. The QCP personnel is asymptomatic and is now in the […] The post MCPO officer tests positive for COVID-19 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2020

No tightening of border controls, just stricter implementation of health protocols in Mandaue

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu–The Mandaue City government won’t implement stricter border control but will instead focus on intensifying its implementation of health protocols in its barangays. Mandaue City Mayor Jonas Cortes said on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, that instead of imposing stricter border controls, he will ask for closer monitoring of the implementation of health protocols […] The post No tightening of border controls, just stricter implementation of health protocols in Mandaue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

DPWH completes flood control structure along Cagnipa River

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed another flood control structure along Cagnipa River in Brgy. Cagnipa, Calbayog City. It covers a 45-meter section of the river bank near the coast......»»

Category: newsSource:  samarnewsRelated NewsOct 27th, 2020

Barangay task force eyed to help ease flooding in Mandaue

MANDAUE CIY, Cebu — Barangay captains in Mandaue City especially those in barangays along the Butuanon and Mahiga rivers were tasked to create a task force to monitor their respective danger zones or flood-prone areas. Lawyer Lizer Malate, the city’s Emergency Operations Center head, said in an interview on October 16 that this was one […] The post Barangay task force eyed to help ease flooding in Mandaue appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 16th, 2020

16 Consolacion brgys now COVID-free

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Only five of the 21 barangays in Consolacion town continue to have cases of the coronavirus disease as of Sunday, October 11. The rest of the 16 barangays are now free of the infection, the municipal government announced. Barangays Jugan and Nangka continue to have three cases each while Lamac, Poblacion […] The post 16 Consolacion brgys now COVID-free appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2020

Mandaue school principal urges parents to secure modules

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—A principal of a school in Mandaue City is reminding parents to secure their children’s learning modules during this rainy season. This after modules of 32 students got soaked in flood waters cause by heavy rains last Sunday, October 4, 2020, in barangay Paknaan here. Read: Boy hurt; over 400 houses flooded in […] The post Mandaue school principal urges parents to secure modules appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

With rains expected in the next days, Cebu City stays under high alert

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s disaster and rescue unit will remain under high alert in the coming days as more rains are expected on the island. Ramil Ayuman, officer-in-charge of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said they would continue monitoring landslide and flood-prone areas in the city following the announcement […] The post With rains expected in the next days, Cebu City stays under high alert appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020