Tanay crash site has history of road mishaps

admin   •   February 22, 2017   •   6195

The damaged bus unit of the Panda Coach Tourist and Transport Inc. that hit an electric post in Tanay, Rizal on Monday morning.

The damaged bus unit of the Panda Coach Tourist and Transport Inc. that hit an electric post in Tanay, Rizal on Monday morning.

RIZAL, Philippines — The damaged bus unit of the Panda Coach Tourist and Transport Inc. was removed yesterday from the scene of the crash that claimed 15 lives and left many others wounded in Sitio Bayukan, Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal on Monday morning.

Tanay Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office OIC Engineer Carlos Inofre Junior said, there have been several accidents in the area before, hence its nickname, “magnetic hill”.

For this reason, road widening projects have been done in the area to make it safer for motorists.

“Road widening is one of the ways to create more space and make it more safe; also the use of signage. Our advice really is information campaign because Tanay is a tourist destination,” said Engr. Inofre.

The Meralco has restored power supply in Tanay, Rizal which had been affected after the bus crashed into and damaged a utility post.

Meanwhile, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO) reminds motorists going to the municipality of Tanay to check their vehicles before travelling. The driver must also be in good driving condition.

Fifteen of the bus passengers were killed in the road accident including students of Bestlink College in Novaliches, Quezon City.

Based on Tanay MDRRMO’s record, 20 of the injured victims remain hospitalized. — Jennica Cruz | UNTV News and Rescue

RELATED: Bestlink College not to blame for Tanay accident – lawyer

DENR seizes P3.2-M worth of agarwood

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 23, 2020

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has seized 20 kilos or P3.2 million worth of agarwood in two separate operations.

DENR’s Environmental Protection and Enforcement Task Force (EPETF) and the NBI-Environmental Crime Division conducted operations in Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal last June 8.

Four suspects, identified as Ramil Ong, Bernie Bagay, Rizal Mofar, and Arjhun Gaviola, were arrested for the illegal transportation of the said high-value tree species.

“This clearly sends out the message that the government’s campaign against environmental offenders remains unrelenting despite a pandemic that is wreaking havoc worldwide,” Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said.

The four suspects were charged with violations of Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources and Protection Act. They are detained at the NBI detention facility in Manila.

Agarwood is one of the most expensive raw materials used in perfumery, costing at least P160,000 per kilo in the Philippines.

It is extracted from host trees locally known as Lapnisan and Lanete, which are both included in the national list of threatened Philippine plants. —AAC

One of the world’s tallest flowers spotted at Masungi Georeserve in Rizal

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 16, 2020

Park rangers at the Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal spotted one of the world’s tallest flowers while doing maintenance work last week.

They saw the 8’7″ tall Amorphophallus rostratus or commonly named as Voodoo Lily after noticing a slightly unpleasant smell when the flower bloomed.

Experts confirmed the native species. An indigenous ranger said they call it ‘biga’ which locals cut and cook the stalk of in boiling water before eating it.

“Amorphophallus species are known as some of the largest flowers in the world by their inflorescence. At least three species of varying sizes have been documented in Masungi,” the post read.

There are 200 known species in tropical and subtropical climates; many like the Amorphophallus rostratus in Masungi are endemic to their localized areas.

The park reiterated the importance of preserving the forest.

“Truly this is another native wonder that must be conserved from quarrying and other harmful activities in our forests and protected areas,” they said. AAC

Tanay LGU collaborates with 2ID, AFP and private farm owners in establishing ‘quarantine farm camps’

Marje Pelayo   •   May 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The local government of Tanay in Rizal province has partnered with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) 2nd Infantry Division and private farm owners in the municipality in establishing ‘quarantine farm camps’ to ensure food security within the community. 

The municipal government recently signed an agreement with private farm owners and the leadership of 2ID, AFP for the project.

Present in the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) were ​Tanay Mayor Rex Manuel Tanjuatco, Major General Arnulfo Marcelo Burgos Jr., commander of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division and the president and CEO of DV Boer Farms, Mr. Dexter Villamin, as well as private farm owners.

Under the agreement, private farm owners will provide technical assistance on livestock raising, crop production and food processing to soldiers and private individuals within the community.

Meanwhile, other members of the community will be encouraged to help in converting private farms into ‘quarantine farm camps’ which are expected to produce agricultural products and serve as additional sources of food.

The proponents of the project hope that it will be replicated in other municipalities.

Even before the official signing of agreement, members of the 2ID, AFP have started converting portions of land inside Camp Capinpin into farming areas where they can plant crops and raise livestock.


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