September 10, 2022 @ 3:55 PM 3 weeks ago

WITH 69 ”Bombastik’ pumping stations strategically built all over Navotas, flooding is now almost ‘a thing of the past’ in the coastal city where the local government was used to evacuate residents to higher grounds even during high tides.

The tandem of Mayor John Rey Tiangco and his brother Rep. Toby Tiangco, makes the lives of their constituents now more comfortable owing to their effective flood control and mitigation system.

The mayor, who recently inaugurated its 69th pumping station located in C-4 Road, Barangay Bagumbayan South, reminded the residents to observe proper waste disposal.

“Our bombastik stations can only function effectively if our canals and drainages are free of trash or debris. Let us do our part in keeping our environment clean and making sure that Navotas is safe from flooding,” he said.

Rep. Toby said, “We really find our pumping stations very effective in mitigating flooding all over the city. Before, most roads were already impassable even during high tides but it’s different nowadays that flood waters easily subside due to our flood control system.

Cash incentives for NPC grads

Some 505 Navotas Polytechnic College graduates received P1,500 each, according to Mayor JRT.

“Soon, most of you will join thousands of new graduates seeking employment. We hope you will get the jobs you dreamed of and flourish in your chosen career.”

He reminded them that the city has programs if they decide to put up their own business or learn technical-vocational skills.

Aside from NPC graduates, elementary and senior high school completers also received P500 and P1,000, respectively.

GIP beneficiaries undergo orientation

Some 33 lucky beneficiaries of the Government Internship Program had undergone orientation before they started with their job at the city hall from September 1 until December 20, 2022 and they stand to get P570 daily.