Articles worth reading

DOJ to form another team for PhilHealth investigation

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Department of Justice (DOJ) plans to form a third composite team to investigate anomalies in connection with the finances of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth). In a message to reporters, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said t...

Photo courtesy of: MPIO

Manila provides hospitals with oxygen devices 

account_balanceManila access_time4 days ago

Manila boosted its efforts to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) by strengthening hospital capacity in the treatment of Covid-positive patients through acquisition of new machines for the city’s public hospitals, according...

Philippine economy seen to contract 7.3% in 2020

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Philippine economy is forecast to contract by 7.3% in 2020 amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic before growth returns to 6.5% in 2021, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The Asian Development Outlook (AD...

Quezon City News

Quezon City completes modern evacuation center

account_balanceQuezon City chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

Quezon City has built a modern regional evacuation center that will welcome city residents displaced by calamities.

Initiated by Rep. Alfred Vargas of the Fifth District, the new evacuation shelter is located in Barangay Fairview, considered a strategic location for being near areas hardest hit by destructive effects of natural disasters.

“We are proud to say that we have set the bar high with this facility for other local government units to emulate,” said Vargas, vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and a senior member of the Committee on Disaster Management.

Vargas noted that the city government has been pursuing one of the most advanced disaster prevention and response programs that it was adjudged leading local government in the DRR department.

“This is what having a strong political will can do and it reflects in the leadership of Mayor Joy (Belmonte),” he said.

He added that the completion of the four-storey facility, a first of its kind in the country, further strengthens and secures Quezon City’s place as the top local government in terms of DRR.

The new evacuation center in Fairview is a far cry from usual evacuation centers. It has the necessary amenities to make the stay of displaced residents as comfortable as possible and can accommodate up to 156 families.

Notably, the center has separate toilets and shower rooms for men and women, infirmary and pharmacy, laundry and drying area, centralized kitchen, stock room for relief goods, breastfeeding room, prayer room, and roof deck. It also has a paging system room with security cameras, generator, garbage segregation facility, wheelchair ramp, elevator, fire alarm system, and fire exit.

Vargas said the center is a statement of assurance from the national and local governments that they will always uphold and protect the dignity of Filipinos especially in times of calamity.

date_rangeDate Published
7 months ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Photo Courtesy of Makati PIO

Six new Makati centenarians receive P100,000 each

account_balanceMakati chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Mrs. Esther P. Cruz of Brgy. Guadalupe Viejo holds up the P100,000-check she received from a staff of the Makati Social Welfare Department (MSWD) on Tuesday at her home. Born on May 12, 1920 in Negros Occidental, she obtained her Doctor of Medicine ...

Pinaglabanan Shrine / Wikipedia

Pinaglabanan Shrine now allows exercise

account_balanceSan Juan chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

Individual exercises are now allowed at Pinaglabanan Memorial Shrine in San Juan City, but group exercises are still prohibited. Mayor Francis Zamora said the historic shrine is now open for activities such as jogging, running and other forms of ind...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
×
Click on the article to continue reading
Muntinlupa extends P1-million loan to cooperative Gov't to close all cemeteries nationwide during Undas DOH guidelines lead to 'low' fatality rate Crimes decrease 47% in 6 months Customs studies donating seized gadgets to students LTO releases new motorcycle plates Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature