Ancillary Services Unit (ASU) Head Paul Bermejo encouraged the barangays to help keep the canals clean following efforts to unclog them during the dry season.

“Unta kadtong sa mga barangay roads na naay mga gagmay drainage system sila nalang unta ang manglimpyo, total kinahanglan nila na, i-maintain nalang man nila tung nahinluan namo (Hopefully, they take charge of clearing small drainage systems on barangay roads, what they need to do is to maintain those canals we have cleaned),” Bermejo said.

He added that the team from their office prioritized the declogging of canals during the dry season, taking advantage of the weather.

“Hopefully, kung mag overflow man ang tubig dili sya magdugay maabsorb lang siya sa atong drainage system nga ato naman nang gipanghinluan. Dapat maghimo nalang pud og counterpart ang mga constituents nato labi na sa barangay level mga barangay officials (Hopefully if they overflow, it will take less time for water to subside as it will be absorbed by our drainage system, which we already cleaned. Our constituents in the barangay, especially the barangay official should do their part as they are our counterparts),” he said.

Bermejo said that in coordination with the City Engineer’s Office, they were able to clear canals in Tigatto and Jade Valley, which are common impact areas for floods. CIO