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Rappler's latest stories on flood control


Amid flood control controversy, Casiguran mayor distances self from Diokno

Jan 15, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Mayor Edwin Hamor refuses to respond to the latest allegation that Aremar Construction, which he founded, earned P81 million from dummies

NOT CLOSE TO DIOKNO? Casiguran, Sorsogon Mayor Edwin Hamor attends the House investigation on the alleged budget anomalies on January 15, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House invites Diokno, relatives to flood control 'scam' probe

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:24 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says he is expecting 'full cooperation and full disclosure' from Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, his daughter, and his in-laws

NOT ATTENDING? Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno has already been advised by President Rodrigo Duterte not to attend the House probe. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martires blasts Andaya, denies probe into flood control scam

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

‘It is not good to drag the Office of the Ombudsman into this feud between the Office of the Secretary of Budget and Management and the House of Representatives,’ says Ombudsman Samuel Martires

DENIAL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires denies Representative Rolando Andaya Jr's statement that the Office of the Ombudsman has launched a probe into the alleged flood control scam. Photos by Rappler

Andaya tags Diokno in alleged flood scam 'conspiracy'

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denies the 'imagined schemes' linked to him by House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr

CONSPIRACY? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in a heated exchange with DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno during the question hour at the House on December 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Andaya hits P325-M flood control projects in Casiguran, Sorsogon

Dec 19, 2018 - 5:40 PM

'So ano ba talaga 'yong basehan ng pagbigay ho natin ng pondo para sa flood control? May master plan tayo? Kamag-anak ba?' asks House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in relation to the proposed projects for 2019

ATTACK VS DIOKNO. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr holds a press conference on December 19, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Philippines, Japan tackle infra, flood management projects

Nov 22, 2018 - 3:05 PM

The two countries reaffirm their commitment to get the Metro Manila Subway partially running by 2022

LIVE: Senate hearing on flood control and management

Aug 14, 2018 - 7:35 AM

Watch the hearing on Tuesday, August 14, at 10 am

NEDA committee approves Mindanao flood control infra, Metro Manila bridges

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:55 PM

These projects, which will be elevated to the NEDA Board for confirmation, are estimated to cost a total of P66.57 billion

San Miguel to propose $2-B Metro Manila spillway project

May 29, 2017 - 7:40 PM

In exchange Ramon Ang wants the government to give San Miguel the right to use waste materials from Laguna de Bay for power generation

FLOOD CONTROL. To be built at no cost to the government, Ang says he will push through with it if the government will give San Miguel the right to use the waste materials for its planned power generation capacity. Rappler file photo

AIIB agrees to co-fund EDSA BRT, Metro Manila flood project

Dec 19, 2016 - 6:45 PM

We are all very eager to finalize the infrastructure projects in your country says Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank President Jin Liqun

UNPRECEDENTED INFRA BUILDUP. This picture shows a general view of traffic as Manila's financial district is seen in the background. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Metro Manila flood control, bus rapid transit projects eyed for AIIB financing

Dec 12, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Philippines is looking at 300 million to 500 million for the initial year as financial window that it can tap from the China backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

BRT SYSTEM. This is the Guangzhou BRT system, one of the most efficient systems in the world. Photo by Cai Ordinario/Rappler.

DPWH launches river monitoring website

Jun 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Gauge keepers who measure river flow no longer have to write down the data; they just need to text to relay information to a server

MONITORING RIVERS. The SMS website stores previous years' data. Information on Bangkerohan River goes as far back as 1984. Screengrab from SMS website.

Failed bidding: No takers for Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike

Mar 28, 2016 - 4:25 PM

3rd UPDATE Team Trident San Miguel and Malaysia s Alloy MTD do not submit offers for the country s most complicated public private partnership deal to date

NO TAKERS. The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike deal is the 'most complicated' public-private partnership (PPP) project to date. Image from DPWH website

20,000-hectare catchment basin eyed to solve flooding in Pampanga

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:30 PM

The proposed Pampanga River Basin Flood Control Master Plan will include the construction of a dike a controlled retarding basin and the widening of the Pampanga River and its tributaries

FLOODING PROBLEM. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson discusses the master plan to permanently solve the yearly flooding problem in Pampanga and parts of other Central Luzon provinces. Photo by Jun Malig/Rappler

NEDA chief: Mega Manila flood masterplan subject to 'refinements'

Nov 04, 2015 - 5:35 PM

Notwithstanding the kind of rigor we exercise during program and project deliberations we acknowledge that there is always room for improvement NEDA chief Arsenio Balisacan assures the public and critics of the project

PROBLEM PERSISTS. Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson admits in June 2015 that the worsening floods in Metro Manila will not be solved overnight. File photo by George P. Moya/Rappler

Water supply task force formed to serve affected Makati areas

Aug 08, 2015 - 12:08 PM

Acting Mayor Kid Peña forms a task force to provide water to areas in Makati covered by Maynilad s service interruption from August 10 18

TO THE RESCUE. The new 'Kidlat Task Force: Tubig sa Palanan' is a response to the Maynilad water service interruption in the next two weeks.

Water service interruption in some Maynilad areas August 10-18

Aug 04, 2015 - 11:21 AM

UPDATED Scheduled water interruptions on August 17 18 in Caloocan Las Piñas Makati Manila Muntinlupa City Parañaque Pasay and parts of Cavite are no longer pushing through

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Increase budget for MMDA flood control projects – Escudero

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:52 PM

Senator Francis Escudero says the MMDA s P276 million fund for flood control isn t enough for a metropolis with a size of 63 600 hectares

A man flags down a pedicab to get across the flooded streets of Manila, while several hundreds make their way through the center island along T.M. Kalaw in Manila. Photo by George P. Moya/Rappler

Flood control projects unfinished for rainy season – DPWH

Jun 22, 2015 - 5:41 PM

A Maynilad water pipe lies directly in the DPWH drainage system while 9 waterways are still obstructed by informal settlers

FLASH FLOOD. Schools in Metro Manila suspends classes due to heavy rain on Thursday, June 13. Photo by Roy Lagarde

DPWH, MMDA working on flood control projects – Palace

Jun 21, 2015 - 2:21 PM

As the rainy season nears Malacañang gives assurances that Metro Manila s flood control projects are ongoing

HEAVY FLOODING. The rainy season is expected to bring heavy flooding in Metro Manila and surrounding areas. File photo by Rappler

P5-B flood control projects on schedule – DPWH

Jul 19, 2014 - 3:42 PM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson says that contrary to a newspaper report the high priority project has not been put on hold due to the Supreme Court ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program DAP

'Green' houses for Manila's informal settlers

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:12 PM

The micro medium rise buildings on Estero de San Miguel can withstand up to magnitude 7 earthquakes

'DANGER ZONES.' A worker collects garbage from an estero in Quiapo, Manila. Families living in Estero de Quiapo will also be moved to "green houses." File photo by EPA

P3.38B released to relocate Metro Manila's estero families

Dec 03, 2013 - 5:04 PM

The amount covers the deficit and cash requirements of constructing housing projects outside the NCR for the months of September and October

MOVING OUT. An initial batch of more than 80 families were relocated from San Juan City to housing projects in Bulacan as part of government efforts to keep civilians away from disaster areas earlier this year. Photo by EPA/Rolex dela Pena

Parañaque wants to keep informal settlers

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:06 PM

Our preference is to provide them in city relocation so that they are not totally displaced from their current sources of livelihood says Mayor Edwin Olivarez

DANGER ZONES. The Parañaque city government begins talks with informal settler families as the national government's relocation and flood control plan kicks in. Photo by EPA/Francis R. Malasig

Marcos: We did nothing since Ondoy, Pepeng

Jun 20, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Sen Bongbong Marcos asks why the government needs 22 years to complete its flood control master plan

'TOO LONG.' Sen Bongbong Marcos asks why the government needs 22 years to complete its flood control master plan. Photo by Senate PRIB, Cesar Tomambo

Aquino flood plan: Move 20,000 families this year

Jun 19, 2013 - 2:54 PM

The government plans to relocate 20 000 families living near waterways this year as part of its flood control plan

Flood control: Our problem, not our solution

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:38 PM

Local government officials say they were not consulted on the significant aspects of the Caloocan Malabon Navotas Camanava flood control project

PERENNIAL FLOODING. Navotas continues to find solutions to persistent flooding. Photo by Rappler/John Javellana

TIMELINE: The Camanava flood control project

Mar 27, 2013 - 2:28 PM

Based on its original deadline the project was supposed to have been completed by 2007

Muzon Floodgate. Jun Sanchez/Wikimapia.

P1.6-B budget for flood control projects released

Mar 11, 2013 - 6:52 PM

The funds will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade water pumping stations in Metro Manila

WATERWORLD. Jeep stranded in a flooded area in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder

PH flood control plan takes cue from Amsterdam

Feb 17, 2013 - 1:47 PM

The DPWH launches its ambitious P351 72 billion flood management master plan

FLOOD CONTROL. The DPWH introduces its ambitious P352-billion flood management master plan for Metro Manila. Photo taken from Wikipedia

DBM allots P8-B funds for disaster preps

Jan 08, 2013 - 4:39 PM

The funds will go to big ticket flood control and irrigation projects