M. Manila temperatures to hit 38 degrees Celsius in April — PAGASA

Marje Pelayo   •   April 3, 2019   •   2115

MANILA, Philippines —  The state weather bureau PAGASA has advised Metro Manila residents to take precautionary measures against heat stress and heat stroke in the coming days.

PAGASA warned on Tuesday (April 2) that temperatures could hit 38 degrees Celsius this April.

The public is also advised to keep hydrated and optimize the use of water for personal and domestic consumption.

PAGASA added that the prevailing El Niño is expected to bring hotter air temperatures in the coming months.

The hottest temperature registered in Metro Manila was on May 14, 1987 at 38.5 degrees Celsius.

The agency’s Climate Impact Monitoring and Prediction Section also warned that hotter weather will be experienced in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan this month ranging at 39.5 degrees Celsius, a point-4 increase than the normal maximum temperature in the city.

The country’s hottest temperature in the country was recorded in Tuguegarao City on May 11, 1969, at 42.2 degrees Celsius. – Marje Pelayo

Manila Water continues implementation of rotational water service interruption through dry season

Maris Federez   •   February 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than one million Manila Water customers will be affected by the rotational water service interruption that the water concessionaire started on Thursday (Feb. 20).

Manila Water said this is due to the low water allocation, as well as its preparation for the dry season.

“So, ineexpect natin na bababa nang husto ang level ng dam. So, this early, kailangan paghandaan natin ‘yon para ‘yong limitadong supply na nakukuha natin sa Angat Dam na siyang nagsu-supply ng 96, 97 percent ng tubig para sa Metro Manila, mas ma-manage natin ng mabuti at nang tayo ay makatawid ngayong summer hanggang sa bago dumating uli ‘yong tag-ulan,” Manila Water Spokesperson Jeric Sevilla said.

In January, the water company started lowering the pressure of the water distributed to households in Metro Manila and Rizal province. This is done in off-peak hours or from 10 in the evening to 6 in the morning.

“While ‘yung interruption na binanggit natin is about 4 to 10 hours. In reality, mas maikli dahil nga madaling araw lang natin gagawin. So, generally, mga 11 to about 3 to 4 in the morning lang ito kung saan hindi nila mararamdaman,” Sevilla said.

He added that the schedule and the affected areas of the water service interruption can be found on the company’s Facebook page.

Manila Water added that the rotational water service interruption will continue as long as the water allocation by the National Water Resources Board is still below normal.

For the past several months, the water allocated to Manila Water is just 42 cubic meters per second —much lower than the normal allocation of 46 cubic meters per second.

As of 8:00 AM on Friday, the water level in Angat dam was at 202.48 meters.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the rain brought by the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan contributed to the rise of the water level in Angat.

To date, Metro Manila will still have a reduced water allocation.

The NWRB said the board will still have to discuss how much water will be allocated in Metro Manila in the coming months. — (from the report of Asher Cadapan, Jr.) /mbmf

LIST: Weekend road repair, reblocking in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   February 21, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Some roads in Metro Manila will be closed for scheduled road repair and reblocking starting Friday, February 21, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In an advisory, the DPWH said the following roads will undergo repair and reblocking beginning 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 24:

SOUTHBOUND:

  • Bonifacio Ave. 11th Ave. to Sgt. Rivera St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA Guzent to Roosevelt Ave. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. of Boni Serrano flyover (3rd lane from MRT Line)

WESTBOUND:

  • General Luis St. Samote St. to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (4th lane from the outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND:

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from the sidewalk)

Meanwhile, portions along C-5 cor. Eagle St., along Julia Vargas, and along Pasig Blvd. will be closed by 10 p.m. Friday night until 4 a.m. on Monday to give way to the construction of Manila Water’s main sewer network.

Affected motorists are advised to expect heavier than usual traffic and use alternate routes instead.

LIST: Weekend road reblocking, repair in Metro Manila

Robie de Guzman   •   February 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed for scheduled road reblockings and repairs starting Friday, February 14, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said.

In an advisory, the DPWH said the following roads will undergo repair and reblocking starting 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday, February 17:

SOUTHBOUND:

  • Bonifacio Ave. Cloverleaf to 11th Ave. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA Guzent to Roosevelt Ave. (4th lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA approach BP Tuazon flyover to approach A. Boni Serrano flyover (2nd lane from MRT Line)

WESTBOUND:

  • General Luis St. Samote St. to SB Road
  • Elliptical Road from Kalayaan Ave to Maharlika St. (7th lane from outer sidewalk)

NORTHBOUND:

  • EDSA QC after Aurora Blvd. to New York St. (3rd lane from sidewalk)

The DPWH also said that Eagle Ave. in Barangay Ugong in Pasig City will also be closed by 10 p.m. Friday night until 4 a.m. on Monday to give way to the construction of Manila Water’s main sewer network.

Affected motorists are advised to expect heavier than usual traffic and use alternate routes instead.

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