Ilang bahagi ng Bicol region binaha at walang kuryente dahil sa epekto ni ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021   •   216

Baha na sa ilang panig ng Camarines Sur dahil sa walang tigil na pag-ulan bunsod ng bagyong Bising.

Kabilang sa mga binaha ang Himagtocon Lagonoy Spillway kaya hindi ito ngayon madaanan ng lahat ng uri ng sasakyan.

Malakas na ulan rin ang nararanasan ngayon sa Bicol region kaya nagpatupad na ng forced at pre-emptive evacuation sa landslide at flood-prone areas ang mga lokal na pamahalaan.

Sa tala ng Office of the Civil Defense Region 5, aabots sa 27,211 pamilya ang pansamantalang nanunuluyan sa iba’t ibang evacuation centers sa rehiyon.

Paalala naman ng Department of Health sa mga lokal na opisyal na magtalaga ng safety officers na magsasagawa ng clinical at exposure assessment sa lahat ng mga nasa evacuation center upang maiwasan ang pagkalat ng COVID-19 at iba pang uri ng sakit.

Sa Camarines Norte, nawalan ng supply ng kuryente ang ilang lugar dahil sa malalakas na hangin at natumbang mga puno.

Agad namang naalis ang mga punong nakahambalang sa mga kalsada kaya’t maaari pa itong daanan ng mga sasakyan.

May napaulat ding 959 na mga pasaherong naipit sa iba’t ibang pantalan sa Bicol matapos suspindihin ang biyahe ng mga barko.

Hindi rin pinayagang dumaan sa Maharlika Highway sa bayan ng Pilar, Sorsogon ang 87 truck upang maiwasan ang pagdami ng mga truck sa Matnog port.

Sa ngayon ay patuloy pang inaalam ng pamahalaan ng panlalawigan ang pinsala ang bagyong Bising sa rehiyon. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Bryan Baldaraje)

Paracale, Camarines Norte suspends operation of 18 resorts due to COVID-19 cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   May 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Several resorts in the town of Paracale in Camarines Norte were closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

According to Municipal Tourism Officer Cielo Javier, 18 resorts in Paracale were temporarily suspended after several residents tested positive for COVID-19.

This is part of the safety and precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of the virus especially with the number of tourists visiting the area.

The suspension of operations would also give way for contact tracing.

Minabuti po ng LGU [local government unit] na ipasara na muna para po ma-control po namin ang pagdami ng mga tao sa resorts. Kasi hindi po natin maiiwasan pagdating sa resorts, ay talaga pong dinadayo ng mga bisita iyan. Hindi natin alam kung ang mga guest ay carrier or safe sila sa COVID-19 (The LGU decided to temporarily close the resorts to control the crowd. Resorts are usually visited by tourists. We cannot determine if the guests are carriers or safe from COVID-19),” he said.

Javier said around 100 employees will be affected by the suspension of operations. He assured that the government is taking action in order to immediately resume operations so as not to heavily affect the economy in the area.

Mawawalan talaga ng income pansamantala. Pero pinipilit po namin makapagpa-operate po nang mas maaga. Para mabigyan po ulit ng pagkakataon na makapag-operate ang mga resorts natin. Kasi kailangan talaga ng mga tao ang trabaho especially karamihan sa kababayan natin doon lang umaasa (They will lose income temporarily. But we are striving to immediately resume operations. To give chance for the resorts to operate soon. Especially when this is the only job they rely on),” he said.

Meanwhile, the Paracale LGU is currently discussing what aid they can provide to the employees affected by the suspension. AAC (with reports from Bryan Baldaraje)

‘Bising’ affects over 300,000 people; leaves over P200M damage in agri, infra

Robie de Guzman   •   April 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Four people were killed and a total of 302,564 persons or 75,448 families were affected due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Friday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said the affected residents were from 1,030 barangays in Regions II, V, VIII, and CARAGA. Of which, 2,870 families or 12,228 persons are currently staying in 170 evacuation centers, while 4,479 families or 17,779 persons sought shelter with their relatives and/or friends.

The number of people reported as injured remains at 13 in Regions V, VII, VIII, and XI, the agency said.

All six road sections and bridges, previously reported not passable in Regions V and VIII, are now open to vehicular traffic.

The power supply in 54 out of 63 cities and municipalities in Regions V, VII, and VII were already restored, the NDRRMC said.

A total of 1,468 houses were also reported damaged due to the typhoon.

The NDRRMC said a total of P218,288,528.50 worth of damage to agriculture was incurred in Regions V and VIII; while a total of P10,550,000 worth of damage to infrastructure was also reported in the said regions.

A total of 738 passengers, 512 rolling cargoes, and 34 vessels were stranded in ports of CALABARZON, Region V, VII, and CARAGA.

Based on the latest PAGASA update, Typhoon Bising may exit the Philippine area of responsibility over the weekend.

Rough to very rough sea conditions, however, are expected over the northern Luzon seaboards as the typhoon accelerates away from the landmass.

NDRRMC: 4 dead, 13 hurt due to onslaught of ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Four individuals were killed and 13 others were reported injured due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said Thursday.

In its latest situational report, the NDRRMC said casualties were reported in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, and Davao regions.

The agency said a total of 60,601 families or 235,752 persons were affected by the typhoon in 965 barangays in Regions II, V, VIII, and CARAGA.

Of this number, 4,511 families or 18,603 persons are currently staying inside 252 evacuation centers, while 6,269 families or 24,470 individuals sought shelter with their relatives/friends.

The NDRRMC also reported that a total of 1,030 houses were damaged by the typhoon.

‘Bising’ also destroyed infrastructures in Regions V and VIII amounting to P10,550,000. Four infrastructures were also reported damaged in CARAGA.

A total of P211,663,400.50 worth of damage to agriculture was incurred in Regions V and VIII.

The state weather bureau said Bising has accelerated and continues to maintain its strength as it moves away from the landmass.

It was last spotted at 390 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (km/h) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h.

All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as of 5 p.m., the state weather agency said.

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