By Mortz C. Ortigoza
SANTA BARBARA – The flash flood that haunts Dagupan City had been significantly reduced after the Department of Public of Works & Highway (DPWH) built a one kilometer dike in Calasiao town, according to the Third Engineering Office of the DPWH here.
Maintainance Engineer Isagani Jose told this paper that the massive flood that endangered lives and properties of the residents of the five villages in Dagupan City would no longer be the same because of the one kilometer slope dike protection near the Ramos Bridge the DPWH constructed last year.
|Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez inspects flood prone Barangay Malued|
with Barangay Chairman Filipina S. de los Santos (2nd from left) and City Engineer
Jane Rosario (2nd from right).
Jose was summoned recently by Third Engineering Office’s District Engineer Simplicio D. Gonzales because the latter just assumed the post from DE Mariatta B. Mendoza and was not privy of the brouhaha brought by the 1.5 meters each three culverts constructed by Mendoza that got the goat of Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez who blamed the up to eight feet flood in her Barangays Lasip Chico, Lasip Grande, Malued, Lucao and Tapuac to that construction.
Because of the egresses created by the culverts classes from elementary to college in Dagupan City had been incessantly suspended despite the absence of downpour.
“Hinde na kasi sa Calasiao tinaasan namin para di mag overflow ang tubig. So iikot doon sa Banaoang,” Jose cited.