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Kidapawan folk reminded on proper waste disposal.

By Malu Cadelina Manar

KIDAPAWAN CITY - The City Disaster Risk and Management (CDRM) is reminding residents to stop dumping garbage into creeks and rivers to prevent flooding during the rainy season.

The CRDM issued the warning after the weather bureau announced that a typhoon is approaching the country.

The city, known as Mindanao's fruit basket and highland springs, has two of its biggest rivers, the Nuangan and the Saguing, whose source is Mount Apo.

The CDRM said the rivers were already clogged with all kinds of waste from the city's commercial district and poblacion.

The CDRM has also advised residents and motorists not to cross the rivers during a heavy downpour since a bridge could be washed out by the floodwaters.


CLOGGED CANAL -- Workers of the Kidapawan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office clear the debris clogging the Senator Ninoy Aquino Avenue waterway in the city proper following a heavy downpour Monday, June 17, 2019). City Mayor Joseph Evangelista appealed to his constituents not to throw garbage into creeks and rivers as these would clog waterways and cause flash floods. (Photo courtesy of Psalmer Bernalte / Kidapawan CDRRMO via PNA / MANILA BULLETIN)

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Title Annotation:Mindanao
Publication:Manila Bulletin
Date:Jun 20, 2019
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