Ang pagbaha sa Brgy. San Isidro, Carmen, Davao Del Norte kasunod ng mga pag-ulan. (RITCHIE TONGO / Photoville International)
DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Nananatili pa ring lubog sa tubig-baha ang mga palayan sa ilang barangay sa lalawigan ng Davao Del Norte.
Ayon sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), Sabado pa lang ng hapon ay nagsimula nang tumaas ang tubig-baha sa Tuganay River kaya’t agad na inilikas ang 167 pamilya mula sa munisipalidad ng Braulio Dujali.
Hanggang ngayon, lubog pa rin sa baha ang mga palayan at ilang tahanan sa ilang barangay sa bayan ng Carmen at Braulio Dujali.
Panawagan naman ng mg residente sa Brgy. San Isidro, sana raw ay maayos na ang protective dike sa kanilang lugar upang hindi na sila maperwisyo ng baha tuwing tag-ulan.
Humihingi rin umano sila ng tulong sa pamahalaan na mabigyan ng panibagong semilya ng palay kapalit ng mga nalubog sa baha.
Aminado naman ang PDRRMC na hirap silang makakalap sa ngayon ng report kung magkano ang halaga ng pinsala ng baha sa maraming lugar sa Davao Del Norte. (Louell Requilman & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Transportation (DOTr) in cooperation with Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) will reopen the newly rehabilitated Port of Babak in Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte on Saturday (May 29).
The development project which started in December 2020, is now fully complete and equipped with a dedicated Port Operations Building (POB) which will also serve as Passenger Terminal Building (PTB) able to accommodate 250 passengers.
Aside from comfort and convenience, the project also generated additional jobs to residents in the area especially in the tourism and trade sectors.
LEYTE, Philippines – The Leyte Provincial Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) reported one fatality as Typhoon Ursula continues to batter the municipality of Abuyog.
According to Leyte PDRRMC head, Arvin Monge, investigation is ongoing to verify if the person’s cause of death is related to the onslaught of the typhoon.
“Isang police iyon na electrocuted. Nakuryente siya. Iyon ang casualty ngayon na isa (He is a police who was eletrocuted. He’s our first casualty),” Monge confirmed.
Disaster authorities have started clearing operations on major roads in the province to make them passable for emergency and relief workers.
Aside from uprooted trees, authorities also noted a number of damaged utility posts and cables.
Response teams are doubling their efforts to speed up the clearing works in order for the power lines to be restored as soon as possible, according to Monge.
“Kailangan natin ng fuel so iyon ang ating binabantayan. Tapos accessibility ng ating mga sasakyan. So iyon ang ating kailangan (We need fuel so that’s what we are addressing right now. Then accessibility for the vehicles, that’s what we need),” he said.
“Kailangan ma-clear talaga ang ating mga road as per governor’s instruction (The roads need to be cleared as per the governor’s instructions),” he added.
As expected, passengers remain stranded in ports and terminals in the province due to lack of transportation service.
Likewise, communication line is also cut in most parts of the province. – MNP (with details from Jennelyn Valles)
ISABELA PROVINCE, Philippines – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) is closely monitoring the level of water in Cagayan River as tropical storm Ramon has started to affect the area.
The river is seen to burst its banks as the storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall in the place and might endanger residents living near the river.
Among the areas that are expected to experience the heavy impact of tropical storm Ramon are Sta.Maria; Cabagan; Sto.Tomas; Delfin Albano; Benito Soliven and Don Mariano in Isabela.
“Iyong mga tao nasanay na sila. Ayaw na nila ng forced evacuation (The people have been used to it. They no longer wait for forced evacuation),” said Col. Basilio Dumlao, Asst. Officer of PDRRMO Isabela.
“Iyong pre-emptive evacuation meron na kaming message: “Please lumikas na kayo. Otherwise they will be forced to be evacuated. Iyong PNP at iyong Army bubuhatin ka. So you have no choice (During pre-emptive evacuation we send them message to evacuate otherwise they will be forced to be evacuated. The PNP and the Army would pull you out. You have no choice),” he added.
Residents in Sta. Maria town in Isabela said it is normal that river water to rise during the onset of a tropical storm.
But should the situation worsen this time, they are ready to evacuate for safety.
“Ready naman kumbaga meron naman kaming evacuation center sa Municipal Gym. Kumpleto naman yung facility, kumpleto naman ang mga gamit especially sa rescue (We’re ready and we have an evacuation center at the Municipal Gym. They have complete facility and equipment especially for rescue),” explained Isabela resident Benido Panganiban Jr.
“Lilipat kami dyan sa magandang bahay na yan kasi kamag-anak namin iyan kasi sabi ng may-ari kapag may bagyo o baha dyan kami lilipat sa mataas na bahay na bago (We will move to that beautiful house because the owner of that is our relative and they said when there is storm or flood we can evacuate to their house),” added Maria Salas, another resident.
There is no order for evacuation at the moment in Isabela.
But the provincial government has already suspended classes in all levels and office work across the province in preparation for the impact of tropical storm Ramon. – MNP (with details from Joan Nano)
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