Duterte inspects C3-R10 Section of NLEX-Harbor Link in Caloocan
Aileen Cerrudo • March 6, 2020 • 475
President Rodrigo Duterte headed the final inspection of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link C3-R10 Section on Thursday (March 5).
“Let me assure you that this administration will continue to pursue road infrastructure development throughout the country,” he said during his speech.
The P6.5 billion worth expressway is already 90% complete and is expected to divert 30,000 vehicles daily from traffic choke points in the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valuenzuela (CAMANAVA).
Travel time is expected to be cut from 60 minutes to just 10 minutes.
Department of Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, meanwhile, said the department might decongest EDSA this year.
“With this project alone, we hope to relieve Metro Manila of 30,000 trucks, and vehicles. This 2020, by this Christmas, the landscape of Metro Manila will be changed completely,” he said.
The Harbor Link also aims to boost economic activity in the CAMANAVA area.—AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
MANILA, Philippines – Nananawagan sa pamahalaang panlungsod ng Caloocan ang ilang residente sa Barangay 12 Dagat-Dagatan na bigyan sila ng ayuda matapos mapalawig ang lockdown sa kanilang lugar.
Ayon sa ilang residente, hindi nila napaghandaan ang extension ng barangay lockdown kaya kulang na ang supply ng kanilang pagkain.
Hindi naman sila makalabas ng bahay upang mamili ng kanilang mga kailangan.
“Paano na ang buhay namin? May tindahan sarado, bawal mamalengke. Ang pagkain namin isang linggo lang ang naka-stock e bawal po kami palabasin e,” daing ng residenteng si Angelina Duque.
Aniya, kasama niya sa bahay ang kanyang mga apo na higit na kailangang mabigyan ng pagkain kaya’t naisip niyang magpaskil sa labas ng bahay ng mga pangangailangan ng mga bata.
Ang residenteng si Zaldy Beltran, idinaing rin ang umano’y walang abisong pagpapalawig ng lockdown sa kanilang barangay.
“Siyempre hindi namin ineexpect na ganito. So talagang naalarma kami. Di namin alam na biglang ano ganito na ang sitwasyon,” ani Beltran.
Nanindigan naman si Caloocan City Mayor Oscar Malapitan na hindi nila pinapabayaan ang kanilang mga residente at patuloy ang pamimigay nila ng relief packs.
Iginiit rin niyang para sa kapakanan ng mga residente ang pagsasailalim sa lockdown ng mga barangay lalo na sa mga may matataas na kaso ng novel coronavirus disease.
“Namimigay kami ng relief, hindi namin pababayaan… Ang mga barangay na idineklara natin na lockdown ito po ay para sa inyo, para sa ganun ay hindi na lumaganap ng husto sa inyong mga barangay,” ani Malapitan.
Nasa 34,000 ang bilang ng mga residente sa Barangay 12 at mahigit 50 rito ang kumpirmadong dinapuan ng COVID-19.
Samantala, isinailalim naman simula ngayong araw sa extreme enhanced community quarantine ang Barangay 28 sa Caloocan City matapos makapagtala ng 28 active cases batay sa datos noong May 23. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Aiko Miguel)
The Caloocan City government will implement a three-day lockdown in Barangay 156, Bagong Barrio beginning 12:00 a.m of May 13.
According to Barangay Chairwoman Marites Go, they already informed the residents about the said lockdown.
“Pinaikot po namin ang mga tanod at nagbigay na po kami ng memorandum para malaman po nila at makapaghanda sila, (We directed our barangay tanods around the area and we have given a memorandum for residents to be aware and be prepared),” she said.
Under the total lockdown, residents will not be allowed to leave their homes unless they are frontliners or part of the essential workers. Stores, public markets, and other establishments will also be closed for three days.
Relief items will also be distributed before the lockdown is implemented and mass testing will be conducted. Residents who will test positive will have to stay in a quarantine facility.
There are currently 258 confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Caloocan, 25 of whom are from Barangay 156. AAC (with reports from Joan Nano)
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to decide on whether to continue or modify the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine which will lapse on April 30.
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said despite Monday’s discussions with health experts, congressional leaders and members of the Cabinet on the current state of the country in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the President did not give any final decision on the matter.
Roque said none of them recommended a total lockdown nor total lifting of the ECQ.
“Ang opsyon na lumabas kahapon, ipagpatuloy o hindi naman kaya i-relax, hindi naman kaya completely itigil ang ECQ sa iba’t ibang lugar ng bansa. Depende sa dami ng kaso ng COVID-19,” explained Roque.
[Among the options that were raised yesterday were either to continue, to relax or to completely lift ECQ in different parts of the country. It will depend on the number of COVID-19 cases.]
Among the personalities who attended the meeting in Malacañang were former Health Secretaries Dr. Esperanza Cabral and Dr. Jaime Galvez-Tan together with public health experts Dr. Susan Mercado, Dr. Antony Leachon, and Dr. Mahar Lagmay, among others.
In the Philippines, most confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in Metro Manila and in nearby areas like Bulacan, Cavite-Laguna-Batangas-Rizal-Quezon (CALABARZON).
Metro cities like Cebu and Davao were also affected.
These major cities are also the country’s center of commerce and transportation, according.
Roque said the President is likely to decide once he received the complete recommendations of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 in collaboration with public health experts, and the World Health Organization (WHO) in line with the Luzon-wide ECQ. MNP (with details from Rosalie Coz)
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