By Maricar B. Brizuela
To solve the perennial problem of flooding in Metro Manila, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Francis Tolentino said Monday there is a need for the incineration of garbage, which he claimed was the root cause of the clogging of waterways that cause massive flooding in the metropolis.
Almost 2,000 families have been evacuated due to flooding in most parts of our city. The water is rising so fast that we have to use lifeboats to rescue residents near the Marikina River. Marikina City Mayor Del de Guzman
By Jerry E. Esplanada
The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.
By Doris C. Bongcac
Cebu City has been placed under a state of calamity to speed up implementation of drainage improvement projects to prevent a repeat of Thursday’s flooding that submerged half of the city’s streets.
Tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) hit land at the northern tip of Cagayan province on Friday but, unlike other places, disaster response and local government officials in the Cagayan Valley region did not report any widespread flooding or mass evacuations despite the heavy rains dumped by the storm.