Celso to meet brgy officials on floods, landslides today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 17:20

Mayor Celso Lobregat will be meeting this afternoon with barangay officials on matters pertaining to flashfloods, landslides and other possible environmental hazards in accordance with the latest geohazards mapping and recommendation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

The meeting will be held at the conference room of the newly constructed City Social Welfare and Development building at Pettit Barracks.

Invited are chairmen of coastal barangays and those whose areas are prone to flashfloods, landslides and other geohazards, together with other officials from government agencies and law enforcers.

“It will be an information-sharing meeting and policy-setting. We will present the findings and decide what steps to take,” the mayor said, explaining this to prevent untold effects of any environmental hazards that might befall on the city.

It will be recalled, the city’s coastal barangays had been severely affected by storm surge that hit the city in 2007, while other villages had been submerged by flood waters during the past typhoons.

Thus, geohazards map and studies conducted by DENR had suggested that the city’s coastlines and shorelines should be cleared of houses and other structures, including waterways and drainage systems.

This morning, the mayor will also convene the City Peace and Order Council meeting to discuss latest issues and concerns regarding peace and order problems. — Vic Larato