by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines — Floodwater in several towns in Bulacan has receded, prompting residents to return to their homes.
The traffic situation along McArthur Highway in Bulacan particularly in the town of Marilao has returned to normal.
This was after the areas were hit by floods caused by heavy rains on Tuesday.
The Bulacan Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said there are now fewer areas in the City of Meycauayan that remain submerged in floodwater.
“We have talked to the DRRMO’s in the towns and cities, and the situation is now normal… some areas are still slightly flooded, but these are now passable to motorists,” said PDRRMC head officer Felisicima Liz Mungcal.
Residents of the village of Abangan Norte have already returned to their respective homes after temporarily staying at evacuation centers.
“They already returned home as the water already receded,” said Pambayan Dalubhasaan Marilao College evacuation center chief security Alvin Manresa.
“The water level is knee deep that’s why we decided to just stay here for a night. Our children are okay here,” said evacuee Michelle Domiduez.
The management of Bustos Dam has already stopped the releasing of water.
The water level in the three dams in Bulacan remained normal. These are the Bustos, Ipo, and Angat dam.
There were no reported casualty or injured in the Tuesday’s flash floods . — Abi Sta. Ines | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
The fish kill has affected millions of milk fish in the area.
BULACAN, Philippines – The municipal government of Obando declared a state of calamity Tuesday, May 15, due to massive fish kill that began on May 5.
The fish kill has affected a total of 233 hectares of fish ponds, killing millions of milk fish in the area.
According to Mayor Edwin Santos, the declaration will provide financial assistance to affected fishpond owners and fishermen to recover from their losses.
“Malaking lugi so kailangan natin tulungan para makabawi…Pwede silang humingi ng tulong sa bangko at makapag loan para mabigyan sila ng pagkakataon. Pwede rin matulungan sila ng ating (Bureau of) Fisheries mabigyan sila ng binhi,” Mayor Santos said.
(It’s a big loss so we need to help so that they can recoup their investments…they may seek bank loans to start over. The Bureau of Fisheries may also assist them by providing fingerlings.)
Following the declaration of state of calamity, fish pond owners and fishermen may request additional fingerlings to the initial 3,000 provided by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR.)
BFAR released on May 10 the result of its examination of water samples from Obando fish ponds.
The agency found that extreme hot temperature is causing lack of oxygen and production of amonia in fish ponds in the area resulting in fish kill.
Meanwhile, the municipal government of Obando is planning to establish a laboratory that would study and monitor the state of fish manufacturing in the town to prevent another massive fishkill in the future.— Nestor Torres | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2018
Police authority accounts the evidence on a site of buy-bust operation in Bulacan on Thursday
Five individuals were arrested in two separate buy-bust operations conducted by operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and Guiguinto police in Barangay Tabang, Guiguinto, Bulacan, Thursday morning.
Authorities caught suspect, Dines de Jesus, in the act of trading of illegal drugs worth P500.
Meanwhile, operatives also caught in the act of using drugs were four others identified as Gilmark de Jesus a.k.a. Mak-Mak, Ronald Gatuz and two minors.
Mak-Mak was identified as a supplier of illegal drugs to the towns of Plaridel and Guiguinto.
Guiguinto chief of police PSupt Orlando Castil said they have seized from the suspects 20 sachets of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P300,000 to P400,000.
Mak-Mak has denied the accusations against him saying he was just invited by a friend.
The five suspects are now facing charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Act of 2002. — UNTV News & Rescue
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