- The Definitive Guide to Angeles City


It was BAD.  Tropical Depression Ondoy wreaked havoc on a lot of Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines.  Large areas flooded.  However the Tropical Storm/Typhoon has spared Angeles City from much damage.  From my quick walk around of Balibago, only minor damage has occured.

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By Jovi T. De Leon

Even as Typhoon Ondoy wreaked havoc in many parts of Pampanga, it spared this city from much damage and flooding.

City Administrator Mark Allen Sison, during the opening of the Metro Gaisano Department Store here, said the city was fortunate that there were no major damages.

The typhoon brought heavy downpours that caused flooding in many towns and claimed the lives of some 14 people in Barangay Baño in Arayat in a mudslide.

“Generally, there were major damages in the city but because our elevation is 25 meters above sea level there was no flooding. But there was some erosion along Abacan River, which is perennial in nature,” said Sison.

“Actually, there were four houses that eroded last Saturday, but even before the typhoon we already cleaned up Sapang Balen Creek and Mayor Blueboy Nepomuceno already had bidden out his commitment to Balibago Bridge for the sheet pilings amounting to P30.7 million and another P10 million for the rechanneling of Abacan River that is why we were able to prepare for major calamities and avoided much damage,” he added.

He said it has been a long time ago that the city has prepared, bidding and purchasing medical supplies, food, raincoats and boots.

“We also have declogged our canals because they are being made dumpsites for wastes, so instead of the water going down the river, they are clogged and overflow,” he said.

According to Sison, the Ospital ng Angeles is open 24 hours for emergencies not only for the city’s constituents but for neighboring towns as well.

“All our roads are passable and our electric and water utilities have been restored,” he said, adding that after their meeting at the City Disaster Coordinating Council, city officials will distribute relief goods for affected families in Arayat and San Fernando.


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