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Olongapo hit by leptospirosis after flood

OLONGAPO CITY: Five (5) deaths have been recorded while 125 cases of Leptospirosis have been diagnose yesterday at the James L Gordon Memorial Hospital a week after the massive flooding hit the city. Dr. Jewel Manuel of the James L Gordon hospital said that at around 4pm yesterday (October 7, 2013) victims diagnose with leptospirosis swamped the Emergency Room (ER) of the hospital. “Most of them are complai ...

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DPWH to continue dredging Kalaklan river

OLONGAPO CITY - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake immediate river dredging works as solution to perennial and apparently worsening flooding problem in the affected areas of Kalaklan river in Olongapo. DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson ordered Region 3 Director Antonio V. Molano Jr. to prepare the necessary programs of work for the needed activities so that funds may be availa ...

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‘Odette’ damage to farms hits P59M

The damage to the farm sector brought by Typhoon Odette has reached P59.54 million, affecting 13,350 hectares of agricultural areas in Luzon, the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported on Tuesday. In a report, the DA said that as of September 24, agriculture losses were reported in five regions—Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Regions          1, 2, 4-B and 5—following heavy rains brought by Typhoon ...

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Olongapo in full swing to bring back situation to normal after flood

OLONGAPO CITY: The city of Olongapo is now in full swing in clearing out debris, mud and trash and handing out relief good to residents which was affected by the flood that hit the city Monday morning. Olongapo City Administrator Mamerto Malabute has already instructed the engineering department to clear the main roads of the city and have ordered the distribution of relief good to residents and evacuees wh ...

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City of Olongapo under state of calamity

OLONGAPO CITY – The city Monday morning was placed under a state of calamity after 16 out of 17 barangay was under floodwaters due to heavy rain since Sunday, September 22. Thousands of residents evacuated from their homes as the city recorded the worst flooding it have ever experienced in history.   There were residences from barangay Sta. Rita, Mabayuan and East Bajac Bajac that was trap as recue tea ...

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Subic locator to dredge Olongapo river for free

OLONGAPO City: A locator inside Subic Bay Freeport has proposed to dredge the river channel for free in an attempt to alleviate the worsening flood situation in the city. The proposal was announced by Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Roberto Garcia during his courtesy call to Olongapo mayor Rolen Paulino. Garcia said that CST Bluemax Subic Inc. would dredge the river channel as part of their ...

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Subic issue ‘no plastic’ policy

SUBIC BAY Freeport: The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority through its Ecology Center has implemented the ‘No plastic policy’ to retail establishments inside the Freeport zone. In a memorandum issued by the Ecology Center dated December 27th, it said that no retail establishment in the Subic Bay Freeport shall provide to any customer at the point of sale plastic bags as packaging material on dry goods.  Inste ...

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1710 families evacuated in Zambales due to storm Helen

Zambales: The Zambales Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office in its latest bulletin said that a total of 1710 families from different towns in the province have been evacuated since yesterday night. Among the towns affected by landslide, flashflood and floods were  castillejos, Botoaln, Iba, Palauig, Masinloc and Candelaria. An estimated 31 barangay in these towns were affected by Tropical Storm Helen. ...

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Local heroes of Olongapo: Slideshow

Rescuers during the height of Tuesdays (August 7, 2012) flood captured by Edwin Castillo who was embedded with them during some of the rescue operation. Photo's by Edwin Castillo. ...

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