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Iwas baha: Bistek gears up QC for rainy season

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert “Bistek” Bautista is preparing his city for the coming rainy season.

Bautista has ordered the city’s engineering department to inspect all flood and retaining walls, declog waterways and improve the drainage channels in a bid to minimize flooding, especially during heavy rainfall.

Bautista has taken pride in Quezon City as most prepared among local government units in flood control efforts because of the completion of some 17 city-funded waterways infrastructure projects designed to prevent flash floods during heavy downpours.

“With the completion of all preparations, the residents could expect minimal floods in this rainy season,” the mayor said.

The city has set aside P179.6 million for its flood prevention projects.