Oriental Mindoro among 10 mostflood-prone areas in RP, says DENRJanuary 26, 2010Top ten flood proneProvinces:1. Pampanga2. Nueva Ecija3. Pangasinan4. Tarlac5. Maguindanao6. Bulacan7. Metro Manila8. North Cotabato9. Oriental Mindoro10. Ilocos Norte
Three Floods Hit Oriental Mindoro in December, 2005 December 7, 17, and 27
Floods leave trail of devastation in NaujanJanuary 19, 201014,000affected byfloodsin NaujanDecember 13, 2010MINDORO POSTS
Deluge: The Sinking Philippines – FloodsSubmerge Oriental Mindoro and Parts of VisayasIntermittent rainstriggered flooding inOriental Mindoro andseveral areas in Visayas,forcing at least 395individuals to flee theirhomes on Tuesday, theNational Disaster RiskReduction andManagement Council(NDRRMC) saidWednesday. SouthernLuzon and portions ofthe Visayas experiencedrains over the past twodays due to the presenceof an active low pressurearea (LPA) near Palawan,and another one east ofsouthern Mindanao –ABS-CBN
100 Katutubong Mangyan, nagsilikas dahilsa banta ng baha.GMA News
Low-lying Calapan City, two other towns inOr. Mindoro to sink in flood 10-yr. time CALAPAN CITY – In about ten years time, this capital city of Oriental Mindoro and two of its neighboring low-lying towns will submerge in three to seven- meter deep water should a rainfall in a magnitude of what Typhoon “Ondoy” brought to Metro Manila occurs, unless “engineering interventions” be done by the government. This alarming scenario was brought to open by Oriental Mindoro First District Congressman Rodolfo G. Valencia in a press conference here last March 26 as he detailed the recent findings of Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) regarding the present topographic situation of the province.
OVERFLOWING OF MAG-ASAWANG TUBIG RIVER CAUSED MOST OF THEFLOODING IN THE AREAS OF CALAPAN CITY, NAUJAN, VICTORIA , ANDPARTIALLY BACO.
SERIES OF STUDIES, CONSULTATION AND COORDINATIVE MEETINGS WEREUNDERTAKEN IN THE PAST 30 YEARS - NO POSITIVE RESULT GABION DIKES ARE TEMPORARY SOLUTIONS. NOT EFFECTIVE IN MOST AREAS.
RECHANNELING SOLUTIONS: BUCAYAO RIVER RECHANNELING, A PROJECT OF CONG. RGV THRU DPWH (P20 MILLION) COMPLETED 2006.RESULT: A PARTIAL SOLUTION TOTHE FLOODING OF CALAPAN CITY.
DREDGING AND REHABILITATIONOriental Mindoro starts anti-flood planThe Philippine Star, March 30, 2008CALAPAN CITY – Rep. Rodolfo Valencia of Oriental Mindoro’s 1stDistrict was able to secure latest model of dredging equipmentfrom Finland worth P70 Million. DPWH Sec. H. Ebdane approvedthe award to First District of Oriental Mindoro.RESULT:A PARTIAL SOLUTION.CLEARING OFCALAPAN RIVERAND OTHERWATERWAYS IN THEFIRST DISTRICT.
WHY DO WE HAVEFLOODSIN THE FIRST DISTRICT OFORIENTAL MINDORO?
THIS IS THE ISLAND OF MINDORO . . . TOPOGRAPHY
THE FLOW OF WATERS DIVIDES THE ISLAND OF MINDORO . . . A RAINFALL IN OCCIDENTAL MINDORO DRAINS TO THE LEFT. A RAINFALL IN ORIENTAL MINDORO DRAINS TO THE RIGHT.
BODIES OF WATER IS FORMED IN THE UPLAND OVER TIME Satellite Image from October, 19 99 AerialPhotography from 2009, same area
ANOTHER UPLAND AREA Satellite Image from October, 1999 AerialPhotography from 2009, same area
THESE WATERS FLOW TO THE LOWLAND BY FALLS, RIVERS
MOST RIVERS ARE IN THE WATERSHED AREAS OF THE ISLAND And mostWatersheds 1508 km2 are in the (14.26 %) North East 355 km2 Mindoro (3.36%) AreaIt comprises 8709 km2 (82.37 %) 17.62% of the area of the whole island of Mindoro.
THERE ARE FEW BIG RIVERS IN THE WATERSHED AREAS Blue lines show themajor waterflows in the MindoroWatersheds. BUCAYAOWaters from RIVER the upland area flow through themajor rivers:Mag-asawng Tubig River MAG-ASAWANGand Bucayao TUBIG RIVER River.
RIVERS CHANGE FLOW OVER TIME . . . 1. River migrate, meander and shortcut bends.2. Earthquakes, rainfall s, and typhoons can cause rivers to suddenly change course. 3. Landslides and soil erosion can cause sudden build-up of sediment and debris, and block existing water channels.
CHANGES IN RIVER FLOW IS THE CAUSE OF FLOODING The route shows the river flow 10 years ago. The routeshows the river flow at present. The encircledroute changes the volume ofwaters flowing in it. 10 YEARS AGO PRESENT ROUTE
“ONE LARGE DELTA”, CATCH BASIN OF FLOOD Part of Baco, Calapan,Naujan comprises One Baco Large Delta in Calapan North East Mindoro. Naujan Water overflow inMag-asawangTubig and Bucayao Riveris the cause of flood in the Delta Area.
FLOOD PROGRESS IN THE DELTA AREA CALAPAN CITY, NAUJAN, & PART OF BACO Legend: (Flood Depth in meters) 0.00 - 0.25 0.26 - 1.00 1.00 - 5.00 5.01 - 10.00 MAXIMUM12 HOURS CURRENT EXTENT FLOOD AFTER 96 TIME
The PROPOSED SOLUTION:MAG-ASAWANG TUBIGMULTI-PURPOSE PROJECT o Flood Control o Hydro-Energy Power o Irrigation o Water Resource Initiated by: HON. RODOLFO G. VALENCIA Representative, First District, Oriental Mindoro Research and Study by: K4 Oriental Mindoro Council, Inc. NICO P. VALENCIA President
HOUSE BILL 4899 AN ACT PROVIDING THE CONSTRUCTION OFMAG-ASAWANG TUBIG MULTI-PURPOSE PROJECT Hon. RGV filed the Bill on 05 July 2011 It will serve as flood control, irrigation system, power and energy, among others. approximate length of 49 kilometers from Mt. Halcon down to the Calapan Bay and Tablas Strait The Bill is now pending with the Committee on Public Works and Highways since August 2011.
RELATED INITIATIVES UNDERTAKEN THRUTHE OFFICE OF CONG. VALENCIAAND K4 An Orthophoto Map (Satellite Digital) of the Mag-asawang Tubig, costing about PhP 25 Million, has been obtained. Its contour mapping will be the basis of appropriate engineering design and the proper costing.
Hon. RGV sought the support of local Chief Executives. On 30 April 2012, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Municipal Mayors and the Sangguniang Bayan of the seven (7) municipalities in the first district have endorsed the approval of the Mag-asawang Tubig Multi- purpose Bill. The City Government of Calapan has not responded despite the fact that Calapan City is the first hard-hit by flashfloods and the biggest beneficiary of the project.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) entered into with DCCD Engineering Corporation, a prominent and credible engineering firm, to undertake preliminary review of the project.
A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was executed among RGV, Gov. A. V. Umali, K4 President Nico P. Valencia and Mr. Armando de Rossi of CMC- Asia, Inc. The primary objective to obtain from the European Community at least US$200,000.00 to partly finance the cost of the technical study.
A consultative meeting organized by Hon RGV and the K4 was held last May 17, 2012 at RGV Executive Lounge, Makati City. Attendees were Gov. Umali, District and Regional Office of the DPWH, Office of Foreign Assisted Projects, DPWH, among others. HON. RGV TALKING BEFORE THE PARTICIPATNS
Dr. ARMANDO DE ROSSI, President, CMC-Asia NICO VALENCIA, BELLEZA, center, Dir. HULLIO B. K4 Chairman,Donor/SolicitorCONG. RGV 2nd from THE PARTICIPATNSStudy GOV. with ofTALKING and GOV.left,for Technical Dir. ROGELIO ANG, BEFORE UMALI DPWH UMALI initial US$200,000.00 OF
CONSULTATIVE MEETINGMAG-ASAWANG TUBIG MULTI-PURPOSE PROJECT May 17, 2012 RGV Executive Lounge, 8th Floor, RGV Bldg, Makati City Initiated by: Research and Study by:HON. RODOLFO G. VALENCIA K4 Oriental Mindoro Council, Inc. Representative, NICO P. VALENCIA First District, Oriental Mindoro President
REFERENCE PROJECT No. 1: THE PAMPANGA MEGADIKE, A MULTI-BILLION PROJECTOF THE GOVERNMENT NOW PROTECTING THE PEOPLE OF PAMPANGA AND OTHER PARTS OF NORTHERN LUZON.
REFERENCE PROJECT No. 2: THE JALAUR RIVER MULTI-PURPOSE PROJECT II, Barangay Agcala, Calinog, Ilo-ilo.Components: DAMS, HIGHLINE CANALS, IRRIGATIONBudget P11.2 BillionFund Sources 60% of Funds from Korean export-import bank 40% Counterpart from Philippine GovernmentLaunching May 30, 2012Target Completion 2016
OPERATIONAL PLANI. OBJECTIVE The principal objective is to solicit the support of H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino III and to certify House Bill No. 4899 as a priority, Ensure its approval by both the House of Representative and the Philippine Senate.II. DURATION This Oplan shall officially commence in May 2012 until the closing of the 15th Congress on 30 June 2013.
III. KEY AREAS OF CONCERN o PLANNING & STUDIES o FINANCE SOURCING FOR PROJECT STUDY o ENGINEERING AND COST ESTIMATES o FORMAL PROJECT STUDY o LEGISLATIVE-EXECUTIVE ACTION
IV. PROJECT ADVANTAGES & BENEFITS 1. Flood Control 2. Hydro Electric Power, 10-MW capacity 3. Irrigation System 4. Water Supply Resource 5. Restoration of vast agricultural lands 6. Development of Eco-Tourism 7. Enhancement of Agricultural Productivity 8. Reforestation and Ecological Balance
V. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY 1. Pursue sourcing of US $ 200,000.00 study grant from the European Community. 2. Completion of Preliminary Project Evaluation. 3. Undertake Preliminary Engineering Designs and Cost Estimates, in coordination with DPWH. 4. Coordinate with the Committtee Secretary to calendar H.B. 4899 for consideration/deliberation by the Committee on Public Works and Highways. 5. Obtain support of Committee Members for the approval of the Bill and endorsement to the Committee on Appropriations. 6. Obtain support of Members of the Committee on Appropriations. 7. Follow-up Committee Report of the Committee on Public Works and Highways endorsing the approval of H.B. 4899. 8. Audience with H.E. President Benigno S. Aquino II.
OTHER PROJECTS from thePROPOSED MAG-ASAWANG MULTI-PURPOSE PROJECT