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Tag: Gena Myrtle P. Terre

P29B fund for schools, teachers affected by K to 12 proposed

25 June 2014, 6:24 a.m. - FOUR GOVERNMENT agencies are proposing a P29-billion fund to compensate teaching and non-teaching employees of higher education institutions (HEIs) who will lose their jobs during the transition period of the K to 12 program in 2016.

UST eyed as flood catcher

THE GOVERNMENT wants the University to serve as a catch basin to mitigate the perennial flooding problem in this part of the city.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is proposing to dig out a “retarding tank” under the University’s open grounds to serve as storage for water during heavy rains, to be pumped out to waterways after a downpour.

“It will serve as a catchment basin,” said Reynaldo Tagudando, DPWH National Capital Region director. “The flood water will be retained in the tank instead of being in the surface.”

The proposed retarding tank will be similar to the one built at Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, he added.

Underground carpark