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DPWH STARTS DAGAMI, LEYTE FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT

With efforts to alleviate flooding in low-lying areas nationwide, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) began constructing a flood control structure along the Binahaan River in the municipality of Dagami, Leyte. DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado said that the project, as reported by DPWH Region 8 Director Allan Borromeo, involves five-meter tall gabion walls […]

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DPWH PROJECT TO END LA TRINIDAD FLOODING – SALDA

The municipal government of La Trinidad, Benguet sees an end to the flooding problem that besets the local strawberry farm, with the completion of a P60 million drainage project.  Mayor Romeo Salda said according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the project would be completed before the end of the second quarter […]

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RESERVOIR PROJECTS TO SOLVE CAVITE FLOODING – DPWH

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration ceremony of two floodwater reservoir projects in Barangay Buhay na Tubig, Imus City in Cavite. Villar was joined by Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kazuhiko Koshikawa, DPWH Undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) Operations Emil Sadain, Cavite Governor Jonvic Remulla, Japan International Cooperation Agency […]

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RETARDING BASINS TO SOLVE CAVITE FLOODING – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is optimistic that the construction of retarding basins will make flood hazard areas in Cavite more resilient during the rainy season and swift changes of global weather. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar expressed confidence that the Flood Risk Management Project for Imus River is the most viable solution to […]

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MANDALUYONG GETS NEW PUMPING STATION – ABALOS

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority inaugurated the Aglipay Bridge Pumping Station in Mandaluyong to address the flooding problem in low lying nearby communities. MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos led the inaugural ceremony of the new pumping station in Aglipay Street, Barangay Poblacion that will serve and benefit the areas of Boni Avenue and F. Ortigas St. […]

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DPWH UNCLOGS DRAINAGE INLETS IN MANILA ROADS

Responding to a recent flooding incident, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now declogging and cleaning drainage inlets in various roads in Manila. “Regular declogging and desilting operation is being undertaken by the Department, along with drainage improvement projects, and construction of additional pumping stations to minimize flooding along Metro Manila roads,” Secretary […]

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GOV’T SET TO CLEAR CAGAYAN RIVER — CIMATU

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and Task Force Build Back Better (TFBBB) co-chair Roy Cimatu said the government is all set for the removal of sandbars along the constricted section of Cagayan River called “Magapit Narrows” by late January or early February. “This is a strategic move in the short-term while medium- […]

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MAMBA: CAGAYAN RIVER DREDGING A DREAM COME TRUE

The rehabilitation of the Cagayan River will start soon following the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and two operator-dredgers recently. The MOA on the Cagayan River Restoration Project was signed by DENR through Cagayan Valley regional executive director Gwendolyn Bambalan and the Great River […]

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BAMBOO TO PREVENT FLOODING IN CAGAYAN – CIMATU

The lowly bamboo will be playing a crucial role in the rehabilitation of the heavily silted Cagayan River, which overflowed during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses leading to massive flooding that submerged the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela and killed at least 29 people in the area. This developed as the Department of Environment and […]

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WIDEN MARIKINA RIVER TO REDUCE FLOODING – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu recommended the widening of Marikina River to increase its flood-carrying capacity after Marikina City and nearby areas submerged in deep floodwaters during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. “Marikina River has to be widened to reduce the risk of flooding in the area,” Cimatu said during his visit to Marikina City three […]