‘Maring’ suspends work in Dagupan twice

By October 17, 2021Business

DAGUPAN City Mayor Brian Lim initially suspended work in government offices on  October 12 by virtue of his Executive Order No. 35 due to the flooding in several areas in the city that affected residents.

Lim again issued Executive Order 36, series of 2021 suspending work on October 14 (Thursday) when the floodwater, combined with high tide, was rising and the water of the Sinocalan River that was draining into Dagupan reached its critical level, more than 24 hours after Typhoon Maring finally exited from the Philippine Area of Responsibility and rains have finally stopped.

The premises of the Dagupan City Hall anyway again became inaccessible.

Sections 2 of  his E.O. 36 stated: “The suspension of work of private companies and offices is left to the discretion of their company executive officer”.

Because of the daily flooding in Dagupan, business was on stand-still and many vendors skipped the markets.

Up to 77 families composed of more than 150 individuals from the low-lying areas of the city were evacuated to higher grounds due to rising floodwaters.

In Tondaligan Park, five privately owned beach sheds were completely destroyed and several partially damaged when Typhoon Maring lashed out Dagupan City last October 14, and the newly-built baywalk in the area was covered with sand.

Severely flooded were some areas in Bacayao Sur, Barangay 1, Bonuan Binloc, Bonuan Boquig, Bonuan Gueset Calmay, Carael, Caranglaan, Herrero-Perez’s, Lasip Chico, Malued, Mamalingling, Pogo Chico, Pogo Grande, Salapingao, Poblacion Oeste, Pantal, Barangay 2 and 3, and Lasip Grande.

At one time, the Tapuac Road in front of YMCA up to a portion of Burgos Street and a portion of Herrero Road were not passable to light vehicles.

In adjacent Calasiao, its 16 barangays were flooded on Thursday when flood waters did not flow to Dagupan and to Lingayen Gulf due to high tide. (Leonardo Micua)

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