Maynilad defers pipe realignment activity, reschedules water service interruption

Maris Federez   •   October 25, 2021   •   256

MANILA, Philippines —  Maynilad Water Services Incorporated (Maynilad) will defer its scheduled pipe realignment activity along Sobriedad Street corner Cristobal Street in Manila that was initially set for October 25 to 28.

The new time frame for the pipe realignment activity is from October 29 to November 1.

Maynilad said the pipe realignment activity is in preparation for the flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The water concessionaire said that the setting of new schedule was prompted by requests from residents in areas in Manila and Cavite that will be affected by the water service interruption as a result of the said activity.

Affected residents have requested that they be given more time to store enough water and prepare for the service interruption.

“Kami ay nakipag-ugnayan sa DPWH at MWSS ukol sa nasabing mga request, at napagdesisyunan na iurong ng bahagya ang implementasyon nito,” Maynilad said.

Maynilad added that except for the schedule, affected areas of the water service interruption remain the same.

For complete list of schedule of water service interruption, click here. —/mbmf

DPWH to conduct road reblocking until October 25

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct road reblocking in some areas in Metro Manila from October 22 to October 25.

The DPWH will begin its weekend road reblocking at 11:00 p.m. on October 22 until 5:00 a.m. of October 25.

The following areas will be closed:

1. España Boulevard (from Extramadura St. to M. Dela Fuente St.)

2. C.P Garcia Francisco St. to Aguinaldo St. (2nd lane from sidewalk)

3. EDSA Tramo Flyover Aurora Blvd. (Tramo Off Ramp), Pasay City

4. EDSA Quezon City before Anapolis to before Boni Serrano flyover Northbound (2nd lane from sidewalk)

Motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid inconvenience. AAC

2.9M Maynilad customers, mawawalan ng supply ng tubig sa susunod ng linggo

Maris Federez   •   October 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Mawawalan ng supply ng tubig ang nasa 2.9 milyong customer ng Maynilad sa susunod na linggo.

Nag abiso na ang Maynilad sa kanilang mga customer hinggil sa ipatutupad na water service interruptions na naka-schedule mula Oktubre 25 hanggang 28.

Bunsod ito ng gagawing pipe realignment sa bahagi ng Sobriedad corner Cristobal Streets sa Sampaloc, Manila na sisimulan sa Lunes.

Ayon sa Maynilad, ang nasabing tubo ay tatamaan ng gagawing flood control project ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) kaya’t kinakailangang baguhin ang linya.

Isasabay na rin ang iba pang maitenance works sa iba pang kalapit na planta at linya ng tubig.

Partikular na mawawalang ng supply ng tubig ang mga sumusunod na lugar:

  • Manila
  • Las Piñas
  • Parañaque
  • Makati
  • Pasay
  • Cavite City
  • Imus
  • Bacoor
  • Noveleta
  • Rosario
  • Kawit

Ayon kay Maynilad Water Supply Operations Head Ronald Padua, magkakaroon ng hiwa-hiwalay na schedule ang water service interruptions sa ibang mga lugar, kaya’t may mga oras pa rin na magkakaroon sila ng tubig.

Subalit, para sa mga residente sa Maynila, tatagal ng tatlo hanggang apat na araw silang mawawalan ng tubig, partikular ang malapit sa mismong gagawing pipe realignment.

Kaugnay nito magde-deploy ang Maynilad ng 60 water tanker sa mga apektadong lugar.

Prayoridad na rarasyunan ng tubig ang mga ospital at iba pang medical facilities na apektado ng water service interruptions.

“Kaya rin po namin maagang inabisuhan yung aming mga customers na maapektuhan para naman po may enough time pa po para makapag-ipon sila nung gagamitin nila for that 24-hour duration na mawawaln ng tubig. So ang nakikita po namin ang deployment ng water tankers ay mako-concentrate po karamihan dun sa mga areas sa Sampaloc, Manila na halos 3 araw po na wawalang ng tubig ng tuloy-tuloy,” ani Padua.

Nakipagugnayan na rin ang Maynilad sa mga local government unit at mga apektadong barangay para maabisuhan ang mga residente na maagang makapag imbak ng tubig.

“Siyempre, pressured kami doon kasi unang-una, kahit naman sino pag nawalan ng tubig sa isang tahanan napakahirap kumilos. So far, nakipag coordinate din kami sa iba’t ibang agency like BFP para sa water supply. Sakaling hindi man sasapat yung mga iipunin or naipon nila doon tayo hihingi ng tulong,” ayon sa chairman ng Barangay 440 na si Darwin Capulong.

Para sa kumpletong listahan ng mga apektadong lugar at schedule ng water service interruption, maaring bisitahin ng mga customer ang official website ng Maynilad na www.mayniladwater.com.ph, ang mga social media page nito, at ang hotline numbers 1626 (Metro Manila) and 1-800-100037 (Cavite) ng water concessionaire. —/mbmf (mula sa ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Janice Ingente)

Mercado formally assumes post as DPWH secretary

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Newly appointed secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Roger Mercado formally assumed his post on Thursday (October 14).

During a turnover ceremony, former secretary Mark Villar handed over the stewardship of DPWH to Mercado. This was after President Rodrigo Duterte appointed Mercado on October 12.

Villar stepped down as the department secretary to run for senator in the 2022 national elections.

“It is an honor to work with the professional men and women of DPWH and to be able to continue oversee the completion of Department’s flagship infrastructure programs and projects,” Mercado said.

He also vowed to sustain the current momentum in the department in order to “deliver more high-impact projects that will benefit the Filipino people including those living in remote communities.” AAC

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