PDRRMPD Monitoring Negros Rivers on the Wake of Hannah
The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Program Division (PDRRMPD) of Negros Occidental is monitoring the province’s different water systems in the wake of the entry of super typhoon Hannah.
Elements of BCPO-CAIDSOTG lead by PSI Jerick Filosofo, Chief and PI Larry Teovisio, Team Leader conducted a buy-bust operation at Purok Sigay, Brgy. 2, Bacolod City, around 3:30 pm yesterday, August 6, 2015. Apprehended was Melvin Balayo y Jareta, alias Nonong, 40 years old. Recovered from his possession were 2 long and 2 big heat sealed transparent plastic sachets containing suspected shabu, 1 scissors and 1 brown wallet. Estimated street value is P15,000 to P20,000, according to PIns. Teovisio.* (Malou Flejoles/Master JR/DYAF)
Bacolod City Councilor Ana Marie Palermo (right) and Madeline Diaz, Executive Assistant (Social Services) turn-over the Plaque of PWD-Friendly Barangay to Maya Dela, President of Handumanan Association of PWDs (HAPs) together with Kgd. Monat Pirote (left) and Kgd. Nene Baya (center) of Brgy. Handumanan.*
Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, provincial disaster management program division chief yesterday said they had received instructions from the Office of Civil Defense to “closely monitor the river basins and river systems.”
Caelian cited the Malogo River in Victorias City, Ilog-Hilabangan River and Imbang River as under monitoring by local disaster risk reduction offices for possible overflowing because of the continuous rains caused by the enhanced South West moonson.
“We already advised them to immediately report any incidence,” he said.
As of yesterday, the Ilog-Hilabangan River in Kabankalan City was noted to have increased in its water level, but we expect to go down with Hannah now moving farther away from the Philippines, he added.
Caelian also said that they are also tracking the rain gauges installed in various areas of the province.
These rain gauges are from Department of Science and Technology, Weather Philippines and the Capitol, he said.*