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PBBM seeks a long-term remedy for the flooding issue in Cavite.

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The government is working on a long-term solution to the flooding issue in the province of Cavite, one of the regions most severely affected by Severe Tropical Storm Paeng, according to President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. on Monday.

In a press conference with journalists in Noveleta, Cavite, Marcos brought up the potential that the Japanese government, through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will authorize initiatives to aid the province’s flood-mitigation efforts.

“We are looking for a long-term solution for this. There is a chance that a project will be accepted by the Japanese government and JICA, which will allow it to be carried out, and that it will then be followed by the implementation of flood control measures. There is a chance that a project will be approved by JICA, increasing the size of rivers to give more room for the water to move through and, of course, providing flood control),” he said.

During a Monday airborne reconnaissance, Marcos claimed to have observed how dikes and flood control structures have degraded.

“Wala na na-erode-erode na, yung mga dike natin…

Long-term planning is necessary so that, even if the tubig nang husto is lumakas, there won’t be any landslides or other problems as a result. (Our dikes have deteriorated… After providing aid to evacuees, he stated in another conference, “We will have a long-term plan that will assure that even if the rains are intense, the terrain will not erode and trigger landslides.

Marcos also gave the flood-displaced people the assurance that the government is currently in the process of “rebuilding” the infrastructure and houses that were devastated.

Because there are numerous flood control measures, the infrastructure that has been damaged is “ang inaalala namin ay’yun. We are now prioritizing infrastructure damage because flood control projects were damaged. Doon ‘yung — noong inikot namin ng chopper kitang-kita mo talaga sirang-sira po ‘yung mga ano. You can clearly see the damage during our helicopter survey),” he continued.

Marcos, meantime, was pleased to hear that more evacuees have begun to go home after the preemptive evacuation.

Others have returned to their homes, and we are continuing to offer assistance so that residents can buy the supplies they need to repair their homes, he said. “Nakauwi na nga at mayroon din patuloy ang pagbigay namin ng tulong para makabili na — ‘yung mga residents, returning residents doon sa kanilang mga bahay — ay makabili na ng building

Rains produced by Paeng caused flooding in a number of locations around the nation that reached up to the waist or chest deep.

575,728 families, or 1.812 million people, were impacted by Paeng nationwide.

It was projected that damaged homes would cost PHP12.415 million, damaged infrastructure PHP757.841 million, and damaged agricultural land PHP435.464 million or more.

On Monday afternoon or evening, Paeng is anticipated to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) just before Queenie approaches the PAR.

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