W24News – PH – Ramas vs Abellanosa: who is responsible for the floods in Basak San Nicolas?

Cebu City Deputy Mayor Michael Rama (left), Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr, (right) and Cebu City Southern District Congressman Rodrigo Abellanosa ( center), play the blame game on the floods in Basak San Nicolas

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Deputy Mayor of Cebu City Michael Rama and Councilor Eduardo “Edu” Rama Jr point fingers at the Mambaling Underpass project as the cause of flooding in Barangay Basak San Nicolas due to poor project planning

They said this at the time of the citizens of the ordinary session of the city council after the regional director of the Department of Public Works and Central Roads of the Visayas (DPWH-7), Edgar Tabacon, presented the plans for the regional flood agency

Tabacon, who only became regional manager in 2018 and was not involved in planning the underpass, said that originally the widening of the sidings should have been done before the actual underground passage

The expansion of the service roads would also have widened the drainage and would have avoided flooding for the past two years

Yet the DPWH is already working on this extension, which was only delayed due to road right-of-way issues.The council has also repeatedly blocked the cutting of trees in the area, which has further delayed expansion of service roads

“Project Sipyat gyod lagi ni nga pagsugod pa lang daan Le lugar nga walay baha, nagkabaha na karon (The project is a failure from the beginning An area that had no floods, now has floods)”, said Deputy Mayor Rama

Councilor Edu said the flooding problem in the area has worsened and has severely affected the lives of residents

He blamed Southern District representative Rodrigo Abellanosa, who pioneered the project in Congress, for the multi-million project which he said caused more problems than solutions.

“Wala man gyoy problema dinhang dapita sa una, nganong gibuhatan pa man og underpass?” (There was no traffic problem in this area before, why did they build an underpass?) “Asked Councilor Rama

The advisor said if only Abellanosa had kept his promise to provide better drainage for the area before moving on with the Mambaling Underpass, flooding would not have become a problem now

For his part, Abellanosa said the two Ramas only pointed to the flooding problem when the council itself contributed to the delay.

“The Ramas make it just an excuse and a scapegoat for the regular heavy flooding in their own barangay of Basak San Nicolas as if the underpass was the cause. In fact, the underpass itself never been flooded, even in the event of very heavy rains, because it includes a mechanical system that transfers the water from it into the drainage system, “

Abellanosa noted that the canals in the area are only flooded during heavy rains and mainly caused by garbage and debris blocking the flow of water

However, on September 10, 2020, footage of heavy flooding despite moderate rains went viral, drawing attention to unresolved drainage issues on the side roads of the Mambaling Underpass.

Abellanosa said that as the representative of the southern district, he had fought for the district’s DPWH budget on several occasions over the years, including the allocation of 5 million pesos per barangay each year for drainage projects

During the recent plenary debate on the 2021 national budget, Abellanosa also called for an additional P15 billion budget for the southern district just to deal with the floods

“My question to the Ramas is why do they choose the underpass when the whole city is regularly flooded as we have recently experienced? What have they done to alleviate this worsening flood situation in the city? Asked a congressman

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W24News – PH – Ramas vs Abellanosa: who is responsible for the floods in Basak San Nicolas?

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W24News – PH – Ramas vs Abellanosa: who is responsible for the floods in Basak San Nicolas?

Cebu City Deputy Mayor Michael Rama (left), Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama, Jr, (right) and Cebu City Southern District Congressman Rodrigo Abellanosa ( center), play the blame game on the floods in Basak San Nicolas

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Deputy Mayor of Cebu City Michael Rama and Councilor Eduardo “Edu” Rama Jr point fingers at the Mambaling Underpass project as the cause of flooding in Barangay Basak San Nicolas due to poor project planning

They said this during the citizens’ hour of the ordinary city council session after the regional director of the Department of Public Works and Central Roads of the Visayas (DPWH-7), Edgar Tabacon, presented plans for the regional flood agency

Tabacon, who only became regional manager in 2018 and was not involved in planning the underpass, said that originally the widening of the sidings should have been done before the actual underground passage

The extension of the service roads would also have widened the drainage and would have avoided flooding for the past two years

Yet the DPWH is already working on this extension, which was only delayed due to road right-of-way issues.The council has also repeatedly blocked the cutting of trees in the area, which has further delayed expansion of service roads

“Project Sipyat gyod lagi ni nga pagsugod pa lang daan Le lugar nga walay baha, nagkabaha na karon (The project is a failure from the beginning An area that had no flooding, now has flooding)”, said Deputy Mayor Rama

Councilor Edu said the flooding problem in the area has worsened and has severely affected the lives of residents

He blamed the Southern District representative, Rodrigo Abellanosa, who pioneered the project in Congress, for the multi-million project which he said caused more problems than solutions

“Wala man gyoy problema dinhang dapita sa una, nganong gibuhatan pa man og underpass?” (There was no traffic problem in this area before, why did they build an underpass?) “Asked Councilor Rama

The advisor said if only Abellanosa had kept his promise to provide better drainage for the area before moving on with the Mambaling Underpass, flooding would not have become a problem now

For his part, Abellanosa said the two Ramas only pointed to the flooding problem when the council itself contributed to the delay.

“The Ramas make it just an excuse and a scapegoat for the regular heavy flooding in their own barangay of Basak San Nicolas as if the underpass was the cause. In fact, the underpass itself never been flooded, even in the event of very heavy rains, because it includes a mechanical system that transfers the water from it into the drainage system, “

Abellanosa noted that the canals in the area are only flooded during heavy rains and mainly caused by garbage and debris blocking the flow of water

However, on September 10, 2020, footage of heavy flooding despite moderate rains went viral, drawing attention to unresolved drainage issues on the side roads of the Mambaling Underpass.

Abellanosa said that as the representative of the southern district, he had fought for the district’s DPWH budget on several occasions over the years, including the allocation of 5 million pesos per barangay each year for drainage projects

During the recent plenary debate on the 2021 national budget, Abellanosa also called for an additional P15 billion budget for the southern district just to deal with the floods

“My question to the Ramas is why do they choose the underpass when the whole city is regularly flooded as we have recently experienced? What have they done to alleviate this worsening flood situation in the city? Asked a congressman

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Flood, Cebu City, Mike Rama, metro, Rodrigo A Abellanosa

W24News – PH – Ramas vs Abellanosa: who is responsible for the floods in Basak San Nicolas?

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