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

admin   •   June 11, 2014   •   5879

(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)

Man in Tacloban City quarantined for novel coronavirus infection

Marje Pelayo   •   January 24, 2020

Philippine Marines rush to shore during an amphibious landing exercise with United States counterparts on a beach on the coast of the Naval Education and Training Command in Zambales Province, northwest of Manila, Philippines, 09 May 2018. The Philippines-US Balikatan (Shoulder to Shoulder) Military Exercise is on its 34th iteration, which is aimed to enhance interoperability between security forces of the two countries. EPA-EFE/ROLEX DELA PENA

MANILA, Philippines – A 36-year-old male patient in Tacloban City is now under observation for potential signs of novel coronavirus, the Department of Health (DOH) revealed Friday (January 24).

The patient, who traveled from Wuhan, China, showed symptoms of nCov upon his arrival in the Philippines on January 17.

Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo, however, clarified that it is still too early to conclude that the man is infected with novel coronavirus.

The DOH is keeping a list of all individuals from China who sought medical tests relative to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.

Among them is a two-year-old toddler from Aklan.

The DOH clarified, however, that the toddler showed symptoms not worse than an ordinary flu.

Meanwhile, the DOH said they are expecting the release of the confirmatory test on the patients’ blood samples by next week.

The samples are now being tested at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory in Melbourne, Australia, including that of the 6-year-old Chinese boy in Cebu who was first to be observed for nCoV infection.

At present, the World Health Organization (WHO) is not yet considering the situation a global health emergency.

Also, the Philippines is still technically free of novel coronavirus pending the confirmatory tests from Australia.

Nonetheless, Health offices across the country remain on alert against possible entry of the nCoV given the Philippines’ proximity to China.

Authorities are warning the public to refrain from travelling to China and always wear masks especially airport personnel as they are the first to have contact with arriving passengers from other countries. MNP (with details from Aiko Miguel)

11 Chinese illegals nabbed in Tacloban City

Marje Pelayo   •   December 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) reported the recent arrest of 11 illegal Chinese nationals in Tacloban City who were caught working without the necessary permits and visa.

The aliens, who entered the country as tourists, have been arrested while selling various goods at their workplace along Zamora Street in Tacloban City.

BI Commissioner Jaime Morente again reminded the public to “report to us any illegal alien in your locality and we shall go after them and send them back to their homelands.”

The Chinese illegals were later flown to Manila and detained at the BI detention facility in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

They will remain in detention while undergoing deportation proceedings.

#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.

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