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PSSO warns anew vs building structures atop dikes, coastal road

The Davao City Public Safety and Security Office's (PSSO) Coastal Road and Davao River Monitoring Team has issued a renewed warning to Dabawenyos against constructing buildings on top of dikes and along the coastal road. This caution follows the dismantling of 334 illegal structures from October 2020 to the third week of January 2023. PSSO Head Angel Sumagaysay emphasized that these structures, including house extensions, kitchen extensions, cages, and sala extensions, are typically found atop or attached to dikes and gabions near the Davao River. Recent operations in the Talomo District involved the removal of a hut at Purok 8 Iñigo, Matina Pangi, and a reconstructed fisherman's kiosk at the Punta Dumalag section of the Coastal Area. Sumagaysay highlighted that the PSSO collaborates with barangays to identify and address illegal structures, and owners are given the choice to self-demolish or have the PSSO carry out the demolition. Sumagaysay stressed that illegal structures on dikes and gabions pose risks to the structure's integrity, potentially leading to increased flooding and related issues. He urged residents living near the river to refrain from constructing any form of extension or additional structure on the dikes, emphasizing the need to preserve their stability to prevent flooding and overflow. The PSSO does not have a specific target number of structures to dismantle, but rather identifies them during monitoring and inspection, working in coordination with barangays and purok leaders. Sumagaysay hopes that the public comprehends the purpose behind these dismantling efforts, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding the dikes to mitigate flooding risks......»»

Category: newsSource: sunstar sunstarJan 26th, 2024

DPWH-Davao: Coastal Road lights inactive due to stolen wires

THE Department of Public Works and Highways-Davao Region (DPWH-Davao) confirmed that a portion of lights along the Davao City Coastal Road are inactive due to wire theft......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2024

CTTMO to close parking areas at Coastal Road in Bago Aplaya

CTTMO to close parking areas at Coastal Road in Bago Aplaya.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2024

Fisherfolk raise alarm over demolition of Navotas City fishing structures

“Affected fisherfolk and other residents ‘highly believe’ that the dismantling order is part of the 650-hectare reclamation project in the area.” The post Fisherfolk raise alarm over demolition of Navotas City fishing structures appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsMar 27th, 2024

Cebu City OBO sues CPA over 18 structures

Cebu City OBO sues CPA over 18 structures.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 16th, 2024

DENR looking into other structures at Chocolate Hills

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will look into other establishments operating at the Chocolate Hills in Bohol amid reports that there are other such structures within the protected area......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2024

DILG chief urges industry players to build resilent structures

Housing and real estate industry players should build resilient structures with the necessary facilities for proper sewage management, water and sanitation as well as drainage and wastewater treatment, according Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 8th, 2024

SK chair, others to face road-related law violation charges

SEVERAL youths, including a Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairman in Malita, Davao Occidental, who were seen in a viral video over road-related law violations and reckless driving incident along the Coastal Road in Bago Aplaya, earlier this month will be put under custody in Davao City’s police offices for different charges......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 20th, 2024

Horohoro Road (State Highway 30) blocked by serious crash

Emergency services are responding to a serious crash on Horohoro Road (State Highway 30).The crash, involving two cars, was reported to Police at 6.50am.Two people are reported to have serious injuries.The road between Nicholson Road and Whirinaki Valley Road is currently blocked by the crash and motorists are asked to avoid the area.  ENDSIssued by Police Media Centre......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMar 11th, 2024

Serious Crash, Tomoana Road, Hastings

Police are responding to a serious crash involving a vehicle on Tomoana Road, Hastings, reported around 12:20pm.One person has been transported to hospital in a serious condition.The Serious Crash Unit has been advised.The road is closed at the intersections of Tomoana Road/Williams Street and Tomoana Road/Nelson Street, diversions are in place.Motorists are advised to follow the diversions......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2024

Road reopens - Salisbury Road, Richmond

Salisbury Road in Richmond has reopened, after a fallen tree blocking the road was removed.Police thanks motorists for their patience while work was under way to clear the road.ENDS  Issued by Police Media Centre.  Source: NZ Police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 15th, 2024

Balamban site is for road project, not Capitol bldg – Gwen

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The cleared site in Barangay Cambuhawe, Balamban, in western Cebu, is not for the new Capitol building, but for nationally funded road projects. Cebu Provincial Governor Gwen Garcia made this clarification after photos of a deforested mountain in Balamban, initially thought to be the site development of the new Capitol building,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2024

6 coastal areas in Visayas, Mindanao test positive for red tide

MANILA, Philippines — Six coastal areas in the country have tested positive for red tide, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said. BFAR said in its advisory on Friday, April 12, that the affected areas in Visayas and Mindanao listed below had paralytic shellfish poison or toxic red tide above the regulatory limit:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2024

Espinoza: No budget for coastal roads?

Espinoza: No budget for coastal roads?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 13th, 2024

NegOcc to expand coastal wetlands conservation efforts

NegOcc to expand coastal wetlands conservation efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2024

Federal Land spearheads coastal revival via mangrove planting in Carcar

Federal Land spearheads coastal revival via mangrove planting in Carcar.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2024

Storm surge destroys 80 houses in Zambo coastal village

Storm surge destroys 80 houses in Zambo coastal village.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2024

Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Northern Escapade: Day 2 unveils coastal delights

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Suroy-Suroy Sugbo Northern Escapade had a successful kick-off on January 23, 2024, starting from the town of Consolacion and ending in Daanbantayan, the northernmost tip of Cebu island. As the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo continued, the second day of the guided tour covered four Cebu coastal towns: San Remigio, Santa Fe, Medellin,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 25th, 2024

CitySavings komitado sa coastal conservation

CitySavings komitado sa coastal conservation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 16th, 2024

Government tackling high construction costs

The Government is focused on reducing sky-high construction costs to make it more affordable to build a home, Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk says. Stats NZ data shows the cost of building a house has increased by 41 per cent since 2019, making housing even more unaffordable for Kiwi families."Further analysis shows building costs are consistently higher.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 20th, 2024

DPWH tallies 268 gov’t and school buildings partially destroyed in Hinatuan quake

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Davao Region reported that a total of 268 school and national government buildings were partially destroyed by the magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur on December 2. The estimated damage amounted to P108,497,894.84 for school buildings and P1,899,365.60 for national government buildings. The damages included cracks on walls and falling debris such as ceilings. According to Engr. Alexander Turingan of DPWH XI, there were no reported damages in Davao Occidental and Davao del Sur. Franz Irag, Office of Civil Defense (OCD) XI operations head, emphasized the importance of addressing damages to school buildings, which also serve as evacuation centers during calamities. Dean Ortiz, spokesperson of DPWH XI, highlighted the agency's focus on national roads and bridges, clarifying that they will respond to requests to inspect private and government buildings. Architect Kashagar Toghyani, officer-in-charge of the Office City Building Official (OCBO) of Davao City, urged private building owners to promptly engage professional engineers to assess structural integrity, especially for buildings housing more than 10 individuals. He emphasized the necessity of fire inspections and transparency with building occupants to ensure their safety. The recent earthquakes did not affect government buildings in the Davao Region, and DPWH is committed to conducting thorough assessments and ensuring the safety of buildings and their occupants in the aftermath of the quake......»»

Category: newsSource:  sunstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2024