DPWH plans to build 6 dams along Cagayan River for flood control

MANILA, Nov 26 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to construct six new dams that would control the volume of water flowing in Cagayan River and prevent destructive flooding in areas surrounding it. During a Senate hearing Wednesday on the...

Duterte places entire Luzon under state of calamity

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte has placed the entire Luzon under state of calamity following the onslaught of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses in consecutive weeks. In a briefing on Tuesday night, Duterte said he already signed on Monday the papers placing...

Duterte blames ‘squatters’ for deforestation

MANILA, Nov 18 (Mabuhay) — Following the widespread flooding in several provinces due to Typhoon Ulysses, President Rodrigo Duterte blamed low-income families for deforestation. In a briefing with Cabinet officials on Tuesday night, Duterte said poor communities in farms...

Cagayan placed under state of calamity as Ulysses’ floods kill 9

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay)– The province of Cagayan was placed under a state of calamity on Saturday, Governor Manuel Mamba said. Mamba said the declaration was made by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan due to the widespread flooding that occurred in the province after Typhoon...

Marikina to sue Angat Dam for floods higher than what Ondoy caused

MANILA, Nov 14 (Mabuhay)– Marikina Marcy Teodoro is upset that the management of Angat Dam failed to inform the city that it was releasing water due to the rains brought by Typhoon Ulysses during its onslaught on Metro Manila. Teodoro will sue the dam management for the...

39 dead, 22 missing due to Typhoon Ulysses — military

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — The military has recorded 39 fatalities as a result of Typhoon Ulysses, which brought strong winds and heavy rain on Wednesday night that reminded many Luzon residents of 2009’s Tropical Storm Ondoy. In a press briefing on Friday that saw...

Rolly, Ulysses destroyed over P5.6B in DepEd facilities, materials — Briones

MANILA, Nov 13 (Mabuhay) — Two of the four tropical cyclones that ripped through the Philippines this month caused over P5 billion damage to school buildings and learning materials, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones said Friday. “‘Yung kay...

DSWD sends augmentation support to ‘Ulysses’-affected areas

MANILA, Nov 12 (Mabuhay) — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has started providing assistance to local government units affected by Typhoon Ulysses. At the National Capital Region (NCR), DSWD field office NCR facilitated the release of 1,000 family...