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Lanao del Sur’s traditional opinion leaders want to see Marawi rehab plan

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, 1 March 2018 10:56 PM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is given a briefing on the Bahay Pag-Asa Phase 2 by National HousinG Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. during the inauguration at Brgy. Mipaga in Marawi City on February 28, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines —Lanao del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal Bombit Adiong called on the government’s planned rehabilitation of Marawi City.

“Unang-una meron tayong sinusunod na kultura ung mga traditional leaders natin. Gusto nila makita kung ano ba yung rehab plan kung maganda ba yan para sa mga Maranao o hindi,” said the official.

Vice Mayor Adiong added that this is to avoid any misunderstandings between the government and the Maranaos.

President Rodrigo Duterte, on the other hand, reiterated during his visit yesterday in Marawi City the government’s commitment to help rebuild the war-stricken city.

“Kaya naman sinabi ko sa inyo right after the war, rehabilitation will start immediately. You can see the sincerity of government. At least sa panahon ko maniwala kayo kasi Maranao ang presidente,” said the chief executive.

President Duterte visited Marawi to check the other location where internally displaced residents may relocate.

The chief executive also visited the location where the housing project for policemen and soldiers in Baloi, Lanao del Norte. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue

 

 

 

 

 

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Marawi vice mayor arrested over rebellion charges

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 13 March 2019 08:33 PM

FILE PHOTO: A handcuffed man | Photo by Omar Sobhani /Reuters

Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic was arrested Wednesday morning over rebellion charges, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said.

Salic was apprehended by military and police officers in a joint law enforcement operation conducted at the Marawi City hall.

“Salic is included in the Office of the Martial Law Administrator Arrest Order dated September 4, 2017 for rebellion case,” said Col. Romeo Brawner, 103rd Infantry Brigade Commander in a statement from the Philippine Army Wednesday.

No details on the case were provided as of posting time.

The Military said Arafat underwent custodial debriefing and medical check-up.

He is set to be turned over to police custody. – Robie de Guzman

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DPWH begins dredging, desilting of Manila Bay

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 5 March 2019 04:49 PM

A backhoe dredges decades worth of silt in Manila Bay

MANILA, Philippines — Using the newest machinery, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) began on Tuesday (March 5) the wide desilting activity in Manila Bay as part of its rehabilitation.

The DPWH will first work on the 1.5-kilometer area from Manila Yacht Club Breakwater to the US Embassy.

It was divided into five sectors, with each part estimated to take three months to clean.

Desilting is a process of removing waste and mire underneath the seabed of Manila Bay. The waste collected by the amphibious trucks will be dried and segregated.

The collected waste will be taken to Navotas landfill while the mire and soil will be dumped in a land in Bicutan, Taguig to check if it can still be used.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said they are targeting to dredge around 225,000 sq. meters for this year.

“Kailangan ding i-analyze ang composition ng ide-dredge namin depende kung ano iyong toxicity kung meron man (We also need to analyze the composition of what we are going to dredge, depending on the toxicity if there is any),” Villar said.

Villar also said that the DPWH will assign 50 personnel every day to work on the desilting and dredging activity in Manila Bay.

They will also use a sewer inspection camera to determine which establishments are spewing waste into Manila Bay.

“Malaking tulong ito. Pagpasok niya sa culvert ng mga pipes tapos mayroong unathorized na pumapasok doon na mga tubo coming from non-compliant, nakikita ito. Kapag nakita niya iyan, ime-measure namin kung saan galing, anong building o anong tubo (It will be a great help when it enters the culvert of the pipes because it can detect unauthorized pipes coming from non-compliant establishments. We’ll be able to determine which building or pipe it is),” he said.

The department also estimates that it would take three years to thoroughly clean the Manila Bay seabed. —Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Joan Nano)

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Demolition warning issued against non-compliant Boracay establishments

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, 1 March 2019 03:31 PM

Boracay Island

The Boracay Interagency Task Force has given 10 non-compliant establishments a 15-day ultimatum, beginning March 1, to remove their structures after failing to follow the easement rule in Boracay even after the 10-month rehabilitation effort.

During a press conference on Thursday, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu said this warning will send a “strong message to everyone, who are still violating  the easement, that we really mean business.”

A 30-meter no-build zone along the beachfront was implemented in Boracay since the start of its rehabilitation in April.

Año warned that the non-compliant establishments should opt for self-demolition, otherwise the Task Force will take on the responsibility of removing these establishments.

“We will issue the final ultimatum and then we’ll give them 15 days, then we will forcibly demolish all these establishments if they do not do self-demolition.” Año added. —Aileen Cerrudo

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