Villages in Davao still submerged in flood as LPA hovers over Mindanao

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DAVAO CITY — -Several riverside villages here have been submerged in floodwater since Saturday after the Davao River overflowed following non-stop rainfall due to low pressure area over Mindanao.

Flooded barangays include Maa, Matina and Bankerohan, responding police forces said.

In some areas, including the El Rio Subdivision, the floodwater was already waist-deep.

Reports coming from Davao Oriental revealed that heavy rain and strong wind also battered the typhoon-devastated towns of Boston, Cateel and Baganga.

Police, government soldiers and the city’s Central 911 rescue teams are conducting rescue and evacuation operations in the affected areas.

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  • catmanjohn

    It was very disappointing to see President Aquino’s 147P billion infrastructure improvement budget be spent mostly on highway projects, mostly in Luzon, which will further propagate the use of fossil fuels, but pay little attention to solar energy projects which could be used to compliment improvements in water and  sewer management, throughout the Philippines. The Nation is staring right into the glaring problems of the future as this article proves, yet the government appears to be squandering a crucial opportunity to get this right. Water and sewer management is crucial for the health of the Nation, and no amount of highways or tall buildings will mean a thing if the basic foundation of a society, the access to clean water, the management of waste and water, is decrepit and dysfunctional. Once again, the nations priorities are skewed and unimaginative, and the penalty of future doom inevitably awaits the People.

  • WoBushi

    Davao City used to be outside of the typhoon belt. Many farm products are now in danger. 

  • disqusted0fu

    The relief efforts of Pnoy’s administration is disappointing! Considering that there were a lot of other groups and even countries who helped in this disaster, but up to now the typhoon hit provinces still have not recovered. The efforts of others will not be felt significantly if the government is not doing anything about the problem

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