Mga residente sa Catbalogan City Samar, maagang nagsilikas

admin   •   November 7, 2013   •   3209

Ang tinatayang pagtahak ng bagyong Yolanda na patungo sa direksyon ng Central Visayas kaya naman may mga  pamilya na sa Catbalogan City, Samar ang nagkusang pumunta na sa relocation site na itinalaga ng lokal na pamahalaan. (PAGASA-DOST)

Ang tinatayang pagtahak ng bagyong Yolanda na patungo sa direksyon ng Central Visayas kaya naman may mga pamilya na sa Catbalogan City, Samar ang nagkusang pumunta na sa relocation site na itinalaga ng lokal na pamahalaan. (PAGASA-DOST)

CATBALOGAN CITY, Philippines – Nasa apatnapung pamilya na mula sa Catbalogan City, Samar ang nagtungo na sa mga itinalagang evacuation center ng lokal na pamahalaan dahil sa posibleng pananalasa ni super typhoon Yolanda.

Bawat munisipalidad sa buong probinsya ay mayroong nakatalagang mga evacuation center na maaring puntahan ng mga residente anumang oras.

Tiniyak naman ng lokal na pamahalaan na hindi dapat mangamba ang mga evacuee dahil mayroon nang nakahandang pagkain para sa kanila.

Simula kaninang hapon ay nag-iikot na ang mga opisyal ng lokal na pamahalaan sa bawat munisipalidad upang alamin kung sino pa ang mga dapat na ilikas.

Sa ngayon ay bahagyang pag-ulan pa lamang ang nararamdan sa probinsya ngunit paalala ng lokal na pamahalaan sa publiko na maging alerto upang maiwasan ang mga sakuna. (Rocky Ending / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

Province-wide manhunt launched vs. NPA responsible for Samar cops ambush

Marje Pelayo   •   December 11, 2020

 MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Debold Sinas on Friday (December 11) has ordered a province-wide manhunt operation against suspected New People’s Army (NPA) combatants responsible for the ambush of a police team in Marabut, Samar.

According to Eastern Visayas PNP Regional Director Ronaldo De Jesus, the policemen were escorting a detainee back to the police station from a court hearing on Friday afternoon when they were ambushed in Brgy. Logero.

The attack killed one of the policemen and wounded the detainee.

Sinas condemned the attack and instructed De Jesus  to mount a “hot pursuit of the murderous group responsible for this affront to peace.”

Tactical and maneuver forces in Eastern Visayas have been mobilized to hunt for the suspects and Sinas vowed “justice for the victims of this atrocity.”

De Jesus identified the fatality as Police Corporal Earl Hembra.

He was accompanied by Patrolman Joseph Ricky Gadores Gacgacao and PCpl. Jerome Distrajo, his fellow members of the Marabut Municipal Police Station, when the attack happened. 

They were escorting a detainee, Nestor Lumagbas Jr. who was wounded in the incident.

“The PNP joins the Filipino civil society in strongest condemnation of this latest manifestation of disregard for human life by the communist New People’s Army with its continued use of internationally-outlawed landmines to further propagate the communist cause to topple government and seize power thru terror and violence,” the PNP Chief noted. MNP / Raymund David

Marikina to deploy health and safety protocol officers in evacuation centers

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 2, 2020

The Marikina City local government will deploy health and safety protocol officers in evacuation centers as part of its disaster preparedness measures.

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said that for every evacuation center, five personnel will be deployed to ensure evacuees are practicing physical distancing, wearing face masks, and observing other minimum health safety protocols.

“Iyong team will be headed by doctors, tapos iyong ilang administrative function naman ay mga non-medical na ang gagawa nito, (The team will be headed by doctors and the other administrative functions will be done by non-medical personnel),” he said.

Body temperature will also be checked to ensure evacuees are not exhibiting symptoms of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Teodoro said evacuees will immediately be isolated in another facility.

There will also be separate rooms for senior citizens, breastfeeding mothers, and persons with disabilities (PWDs). Medical rooms are also installed in every evacuation centers.

Teodoro said they implemented the new template for disaster preparedness measures on Sunday (November 1). Over 500 evacuees already returned to their homes Monday morning (November 2). AAC (with reports from Vincent Arboleda).

Iloilo mayor bemoans sad state of oil spill evacuees in shelters

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 9, 2020

A total of 336 evacuees from the oil spill in Iloilo on July 3 are crammed in five evacuation centers with no physical distancing, limited beds, and delayed food relief.

Some of the children and the elderly had no choice but to sleep on the floor.

There were also no kitchen facilities installed in the evacuation centers.

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas expressed his disappointment with AC Energy Corporation for handling the situation poorly.

“I am utterly disappointed sa inihanda ng kanilang kumpanya (I am utterly disappointed with what the company has prepared). They promised me they will take care of all the evacuees and yet hindi nakahanda ang ginawa nila, (they were ill-prepared),” he said during his inspection in the evacuation centers on Thursday (July 7).

The mayor said it is the company’s obligation to provide the appropriate assistance to the residents and fix their current situation.

Meanwhile, the AC Energy Corporation, the owner of the power barge that was damaged due to the explosion, still has not commented on the matter. –AAC (with reports from Lalaine Moreno)

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