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Incessant rains flood 70 percent of Naga City

/ 01:59 PM January 12, 2018

NAGA CITY—Seventy percent of this city has been affected by floodwaters due to heavy rains which have been pouring without letup since Thursday night until the morning of Friday.

Naga City Mayor John Bongat said the most affected village is Calauag, particularly Sitio (sub-village) Clupa, the catch basin here from the upper villages, where floodwaters reached waist-deep. Evacuation of elderly, children, pregnant women, and persons with disabilities have been undertaken by the city government.

Bongat said 300 families were accommodated in the city’s evacuation center until the floodwater subsided.


He said there were villages which were once not affected but now experienced flooding because of the road-widening projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Bongat said they have already removed the obstruction of the drainage system that the DPWH contractor installed because the cement was in the curing stage. These road-widening projects were located in the villages of San Felipe and Panganiban. Juan Escandor Jr.,@JuanEscandorINQ, Inquirer Southern Luzon

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