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Floodwater recedes in Bulacan
by UNTV | 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 Monday, October 9th, 2017
Water tank explosion in SJDM, Bulacan
BULACAN, Philippines – Task force members and several personnel of the San Jose del Monte Water District conducted an inspection in the area where the water tank exploded.
The City Engineering Office also took samples of the materials used in the water tank to examine if they passed the standards.
“The task force’s job is to really determine what happened and who should be held liable, and how to fix it if there really was a problem,” San Jose del Monte Bulacan Mayor Arthur Robes said.
The Post Blast Investigating Unit of the Philippine Army also investigated the incident. It conducted forensic tests from the debris of the exploded tank.
Authorities will determine if any form of explosive device were used on the tank.
According to Mayor Arthur Robes, the Australian consultant of the water district, and the designer of the tank, will arrive to also look into the incident.
“We will hire an independent company to determine if the materials used are proper because the Australian designer of the tank is already here, Australian designer to look into where it went wrong,” Mayor Robes said.
Meanwhile, the City Council is set to pass a resolution to create a committee that would examine or determine the amount the local government has to provide to the residents affected by the tank explosion.
As of now, the local government of Bulacan has already provided initial aid to the families of the four fatalities in the incident. The families are still waiting for the assistance from the management of the water district that vows to pay for the hospital and burial expenses of the casualties. – Abi Santa Ines | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, October 5th, 2017
BULACAN, Philippines – The Technical School and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is in need of 6,000 scholars in Bulacan for the opening of its Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) this October.
According to TESDA, the program will provide residents of Bulacan the opportunity to learn technical and vocational skills for free.
“We have completed already more than 50% out of the 13,000 slots that we allocated for our province. We are inviting our constituents, and the general public to avail of this scholarship program,” TESDA Bulacan Provincial Director Grace Corazon Castillo said.
Applicants will have to undergo strict screening and evaluation. They should be high school graduates and aged 18 years old and above.
TESDA will also assist scholars in getting a job when they graduate.
Some of the courses offered by TESDA include welding, dressmaking, hotel and tourism program, electrical, machinery, repair of refrigerators and air conditioners and agricultural crops production. – Abi Santa Ines | UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — The San Jose del Monte police said that they already have information on the identity of the suspect in the killing of Loigene Geronimo.
Loigene was the pharmacist killed inside her pharmacy store in the village of Muzon in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last Tuesday night.
However, the police refuse to release the suspect’s identity until they have located his whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Loigene’s friends and relatives flocked to her wake last night.
There was singing and a video tribute to remember Loigene’s happy and meaningful life.
At past ten in the morning today, the remains of Loigene arrived at the Santuario de San Nicolas Memorial Chapel.
Until her burial this morning, her loved ones and supporters did not leave the Geronimo family. Some of them came all the way from Manila, Pampanga, and Tarlac to see her for the last time.
Her husband, Sandel, is thankful to the people who mourned with them.
Sandel hopes to attain justice for the death of her wife at the soonest possible time.
“I’m calling for justice for the death of my wife. For the children she left, I am calling on President Duterte and General Bato dela Rosa to focus on this case,” said Mr. Geronimo.
It was too painful for the parents of Loingene to lose their only daughter. They call for the immediate resolution of Loigene’s case.
“We did all we could to have her finish her studies so she could have a good life and not cause trouble to others. We call on the authorities, please give justice to my family and to my daughter Loigene,” said Gener Policarpio, the victim’s father. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue
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