100 lugar sa Visayas na naapektuhan ni Yolanda, patatayuan ng deepwell water system

admin   •   June 11, 2014   •   5370

(L-R) Ms. Annie Rentoy, Ms. Angela Lagunzad, Mr. Gerry Panghulan from BMPI-UNTV and Mr. Antonio Habana, Mr. Ralph Walker from Equinet Architectural Engineering and Support and Dr. Che Lejano as mediator. (Good Morning Kuya photo)

MANILA, Philippines — Magtatayo ng 100 deepwell water system sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Visayas Region ang UNTV (Your Public Service Channel) at Equinet Architectural Engineering and Support upang mapagkunan ng malinis na tubig ng mga residenteng napinsala ng Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Bago ang pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda, mahirap na para sa mga residente ng Brgy. 54 sa Magallanes, Tacloban City ang makakuha ng malinis na tubig para sa kanilang pang-araw-araw na pamumuhay.

Ang nag-iisang deepwell sa lugar na pangunahing napagkukunan ng mga residente ng tubig na maiinom, ngayon ay hindi na napakikinabangan dahil nasira noong nagdaang kalamidad.

“Ngayon di pa kami nakakapag-provide nito dahil marami pang problema yong barangay namin, marami pa kaming gustong ayusin,” pahayag ni Brgy. Kagawad Ashley Hinakay.

Bunsod nito, bukod sa problema sa pagsasaayos ng kanilang mga nasirang tahanan, dagdag pahirap sa mga residente sa lugar ang paghahanap ng mapagkukunan ng malinis na tubig.

“Sa mga taga-UNTV, humihingi kami ng tulong para sa aming inumin kasi pag naputol itong gripo kasi hindi naman pag-aari ng brgy sa private ito, wala na kami pagiigiban wala na kami tubig na maiinuman pa na iba,” panawagan ni Aling Nenita Pineda.

Upang matugunan ang pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayang biktima ng pananalasa ng Bagyong Yolanda sa Visayas Region, isang memorandum of agreement (MOA) ang nilagdaan sa pagitan ng UNTV at Equinet Architectural and Engineering Support.

“Natutuwa tayo na yung Equinet ay naging partner natin in fulfilling yung ating long time advocacy, to help the needy. When they approached us at sinabing gusto nilang makatulong, they ask us to identify the area, initially we identified 10. Sampu initially yung nakalagay sa MOA but ang understanding namin ni Tony ito ay walang katapusan hanggang may nangangailangan ng tubig na maabot ng water system na ito ay aabutin natin,” pahayag ni UNTV VP for Administration Gerry Panghulan.

Layunin ng nasabing MOA na makapagpatayo ng isangdaang deepweel water system sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Visayas Region na tinamaan ng bagyong Yolanda.

“Nung nagkaroon ng devastation sa Yolanda, inisip ng kumpanya namin kung paano kami makakatulong, napansin namin na ang malaking bahagi ng relief goods na pinadadala dun ay tubig. Alam naman natin na ang water table natin sa Pilipinas ay napakababa, kailangan lang hukayin. Sa pamamagitan ng tie up with UNTV we will have more reach because UNTV is nationwide, you have communities nationwide. Ang problema kasi namin hindi namin ma identify kung saan yung paglalagyan so yung UNTV at ang simbahan (ADD) matuturo yung mga communities na nangangailangan,” pahayag naman ni Antonio Habana, ang Managing Director ng Equinet Architectural and Engineering Support.

“I think there’s opportunity there, there’s water if you dig down far enough, good water doesn’t need treatment. This is mainly opportunity to give back. We like to give something back to the community, not just in tacloban but all over,” saad naman ni Ralph PM Walker, Managing Director ng Equinet Architectural and Engineering Support. (Mirasol Abogadil / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

#WalangPasok: Classes, work suspended in Tacloban City, other Leyte towns on Nov. 8 for ‘Yolanda’ anniversary

Robie de Guzman   •   November 7, 2019

(FILE) A file picture dated 21 November 2013 shows Filipino typhoon victims walking past a truck in a tree in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, slammed into eastern and central Philippines provinces on 08 November 2013. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

MANILA, Philippines – Classes in all levels and work in government offices in Tacloban City and other areas in Eastern Visayas have been ordered suspended on Friday, November 8 in commemoration of the sixth anniversary of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Class and work suspensions have been announced in the following areas:

LEYTE

  • Palo
  • Tacloban City
  • Tanauan

SOUTHERN LEYTE

  • Maasin City

‘Yolanda’ (international name: Haiyan) was dubbed as one of the strongest typhoons to hit the land.

More than 6,000 people were killed or went missing while 14 million individuals were affected after the monster storm struck and triggered storm surges that wiped out communities in the Visayas in 2013.

DILG says 3 million Typhoon Yolanda-affected households benefit from P1.278-B projects

Robie de Guzman   •   August 7, 2019

Yolanda housing units

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Wednesday said that close to three million households are benefiting from the P1.278-billion worth of repaired and rehabilitated municipal facilities across five regions affected by the Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said around 308 facilities were rehabilitated under the first batch of the department’s Recovery Assistance for Yolanda (RAY) program. Of the said number, 98 are civic centers, 103 municipal halls, 106 public markets, and one DILG Regional Field Office.

“With the completed municipal facilities, we are very optimistic that our new sets of municipal leaders in the Yolanda-affected areas can now provide normal government services to their constituents,” Año said.

To facilitate the return to normalcy of government services and economic activities in Yolanda-affected areas, the DILG said RAY Batch 1 covers the repair or rehabilitation of totally or partially damaged municipal facilities in Regions 4B, 5, 6, 7, and 8 that are located within the 50-kilometer radius of the typhoon’s path.

Of the 308 completed projects, seven are in MIMAROPA, one in Bicol Region, 127 in Western Visayas, 28 in Central Visayas, and 145 in Eastern Visayas.

“With RAY Batch 1 now 100% complete, the Department now shifts its focus in monitoring the on-going barangay facilities and other government projects under the RAY Batch 2 and 3A,” Año said.

The DILG chief also clarified they are only handling the repair of local government facilities and not the housing program as this is handled by other national government agencies.

Tacloban City to begin preemptive evacuation ahead of ‘Usman’

Marje Pelayo   •   December 27, 2018

Tacloban City LGU preparing for the expected landfall of Tropical Depression Usman

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines – The local government of Tacloban City will open 71 evacuation centers prior to the expected landfall of tropical depression ‘Usman’ on Friday (December 28).

Aside from this, Brando Bernadas of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) confirmed that the LGU has prepared at least 5,000 food packs for families who will be affected by the cyclone as part of the LGU’s preparedness efforts.

“Nag-target tayo based on historical profile ng 5,000 families na ma-affected ng emergency evacuation operation natin. Hindi malakas ang bagyong ito pero ano’t ano pa man naghahanda tayo para sa displacement ng 5,000 families,” the Tacloban CDRRMO head said.

Bernadas added that the city’s emergency operation center has already been activated.

All emergency response equipment is in position while emergency responders are already on standby and will be on duty until ‘Usman’ departs from the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).

“Ina-anticipate natin kasi kung Eastern Samar ang target matatamaan din ang Tacloban ng buntot ng bagyo at minsan mas malakas pa dito kaysa sa sentro,” Bernadas said.

Residents, meanwhile, preferred to pack their things ahead of the notice from the local government.

They said they will leave right away once the evacuation centers open especially if strong winds and high waves begin to manifest.

“Kapag lumakas na ang hangin lilikas na kami doon sa paaralan tapos hinahakot na namin ang aming mga gamit,” Anibong resident Susan Bituin said.

“Natatakot ako siempre baka magaya noong (bagyong) Yolanda. Ang mga gamit namin wala na rito, naka-safety na. May mga damit na lang kami na isusuot pero iyong iba safety na,” resident Purisa Dela Peña.

The local government constantly reminds residents to be alert and heed to authorities’ call so as not to be harmed by the upcoming cyclone. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Archyl Egano)

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