More than 3,000 displaced by Pantukan flood

More than three thousand individuals have been evacuated by the authorities after rampaging floowaters ravaged the Poblacion area of Pantukan, Compostela Valley early morning Tuesday, August 13.

Based on the data given by Office of the Municipal Mayor of Pantukan, 675 families or a total of 3,375 individuals were displaced by the flooding in Pantukan.

The victims from seventeen puroks in four barangays are now staying in two evacuation centers.

Four people were injured while 17 houses were totally damaged and four partially.

Pantukan Mayor Roberto Yugo said more than 24,000 Pantukan residents have been affected by the flooding. No fatality was reported.

Pantukan poblacion flooded

The rampaging floodwaters that inundated most parts of Poblacion Pantukan is one for the books.

Residents say that for decades of living in Pantukan, it was the first time they experienced flooding in Poblacion area.

Photos from the Facebook of Yurikel Deguitos Odac showed rushing floodwaters in the national highway as early as three in the morning of August 13, 2019.

The Pantukan Overland Transport Terminal was also in knee-deep water.

Marvin Samson of the Office of Civil Defense 11 said on Tuesday that a localized thunderstorm affected Barangay Kingking, Pantukan around 11:30 pm of August 12 thus causing the deluge.

He said that they are still waiting for the assessment from Pantukan LGU as of Tuesday morning.

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Monsoon waves batter Davao City

Hundreds of homes were destroyed and several more families displaced as big waves batter several coastal barangays in Davao City over the weekend.

Huge waves as high as houses started hitting makeshift houses in barangays 21-C, 22-C, 23-C, Bago Aplaya, Matina Aplaya, and Brgy. Duterte all in Davao City.

Authorities said Saturday that a total of 114 houses were damaged by huge waves that struck the coastlines of the six affected villages.

More than 300 families were displaced as a result. They are currently housed in evacuation centers of the different villages.

A video posted by Are’s Neil Dunque Codilla in his Facebook account showed that huge waves continue to batter coastal villages on Sunday.

The video was supposedly taken in Matina’s seawall on Sunday morning.

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Davao braces for TD Samuel


> From the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Operation Center:

The Operation Center is on ALERT LEVEL 1 (Monitoring Weather Disturbance).

Response Cluster Representatives are on standby for possible effect of TD Samuel to the ff Rivers:

> DAVAO RIVER, which could affect these downstream communities:
– Tamugan riverside
– Tigatto
– Jade Valley
– Barangay 19
– Sangilangan Maa
– GEM Village
– Portions of San Rafael
– Bankerohan Riverside

> Bunawan River, which could affect Bunawan proper

> Lasang River, which could affect Lasang Riverside towards the coast

These communities have been alerted for possible flooding.

DRRMO Operation Center personnel are coordinating, monitoring, and sourcing out information regarding TD Samuel.

Duterte visits Naga landslide victims

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The President, together with SAP Bong Go, visited the victims of the landslide incident in the City of Naga, Cebu Friday, 21 September 2018.

They were joined by Cabinet Members (DSWD Sec. Gee Orogo, DILG OIC Usec. Eduardo Año, DENR Sec. Roy Cimatu, and PA for the Visayas Mike Dino) and other national and local officials.

Upon arrival, President Duterte condoled and interacted with the families of the victims of this unfortunate incident.

In his message, President Duterte mentioned that he has directed NHA GM Jun Escalada and HUDCC Chair Ed Del Rosario to immediately visit the City of Naga, and to coordinate with Cebu Gov. Jun Davide and Naga Mayor Kristine Chiong for the provision of housing for the victims.

President Duterte also directed concerned agencies to ensure that the medical needs of the victims are attended to, and funeral/burial assistance to all the victims are provided. Moreover, he also committed to fund the construction of evacuation centers which will serve as a temporary shelter during disasters.

The national and local government provided the following assistance to the victims:

– food packs
– sleeping kit
– dining kit
– malong
– hygiene kit
– water

DSWD will also give P25,000 to the families of those who died.

2. DOH
– round-the-clock medical assistance
– psychosocial aid and stress debriefing

– funeral and burial assistance
– medical assistance for the injured

The Office of the President will likewise provide P20,000 to the families of those who died and P10,000 to those who were injured.

As of 6:30 PM of 21 September 2018, DSWD recorded 32 dead, 18 injured, 47 missing, and 1,059 families / 4,331 individuals affected.