Vice guv optimistic Bacolod can address flood problems

NEGROS Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said he is hoping the City Government of Bacolod will be able to address its flood problems.

“A lot of work (were done) by the DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) to address the flooding situation. If you look at Lacson and in Mandalagan, there are a lot of projects for drainage,” he said.

The vice governor said he believes the City Government is on the

“right track” in addressing the flooding, adding “Hopefully, when these drainage projects are completed, we can find a solution to our flooding problem.”

On Friday, the heavy downpour brought by low pressure area had triggered flooding in some areas in Bacolod.

The rains, which lasted for hours, have caused waist-deep, and even neck-deep, floods in several villages in Bacolod.

It also left hundreds of commuters and motorists stranded.

Thousands of families from 14 villages were affected by the flooding.

Most of these areas are situated near the rivers of Magsungay, Lupit and Mandalagan.

Affected were Barangays 1, 27, 28, 35, 39, 40, 41, Singcang-Airport, Mandalagan, Taculing, Pahanocoy, Mansilingan, Alijis and Bata.

Meanwhile, aside from Bacolod City, eight localities in Negros Occidental were also affected by flooding triggered by the heavy rains on Friday.

These are Sipalay City, Bago City, Talisay City, La Carlota City, Hinobaan, Murcia, Binalbagan, and Pontevedra.


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