Flood Control Asia RS Corp. successfully launched its Flood Control Application Training following the completion of the Flood Protection project for the Masantol Main Health Center (MMHC) in Pampanga, Philippines on June 10, 2021.
The event took place at the Masantol Municipal Hall in Pampanga, Philippines, and the RS Flood Experts spearheaded it.
The local rescue units from the Municipality of Masantol were present as they certainly are the first responders in the events of typhoons and flooding in the area.
Headed by Engr. Jonathan Tato of RS, the ceremony began with a water test demo on the RS Demountable Flood Barriers. He also demonstrated how to operate the newly installed flood barriers within their area of responsibility.
Luisito Guintu, the representative of Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices of Masantol said that the training gave him and his team some insights on how they can improve their response to natural disasters, especially floods since it’s one of the major problems in the said province.
Actually, Flood Control Asia [RS Corp.] trained us well. The flood control system from them is well done. The patients of our Main Health Center really need it.
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After the successful grand launching and press conference of the Flood Protection project for the Jose C. Payumo Jr. Memorial District Hospital (JCPMDH) in Dinalupihan, Bataan, Philippines, Flood Control Asia RS Corp., officially commenced the engineering assessment for the said facility.
On January 28, 2021, RS engineers started the engineering assessment for JCPMDH, which is the initial step to make the said hospital flood-proof.
According to engineer Mark Martinez of Flood Control Asia RS Corp., the engineering assessment for the Jose C. Payumo Jr. Memorial District Hospital plays a vital role for the project.
“In the process of investigation and evaluation, we would be able to determine what flood protection [or] solution that we could use effectively and efficiently in the facility.”
-Senior Technical Engr. Mark Martinez, Flood Control Asia RS Corp.
Architect Manuel Lim from the Province of Bataan said in an interview that the Municipality of Dinalupihan is often beset by flooding even with occasional or light downpour.
“Habagat kasi ang kalaban namin dito sa Bataan, which brought us floods. Almost 80% of Dinalupihan was flooded that time . Nasira ang mga palayan, daan, mga bahay, and also the hospital.”
-Arch Manuel Lim, Concept Design Head, Province of Bataan, Philippines
The flood proofing of the Jose C. Payumo Jr. Memorial District Hospital is an offshoot of an initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany and Flood Control Asia RS Corp. to provide optimum solutions against flooding for critical infrastructures like hospitals in the Philippines.
JCPMDH Officer In Charge, Dr. Melinda Layug, expressed her gratitude to the Government of Germany, through Her Excellency Anke Reiffenstuel, Germany’s Ambassador to the Philippines, and Flood Control Asia RS Corp. for providing the grant.
“I would like to thank her [HE Anke Reiffenstuel] very much for choosing our hospital to be the recipient of this project. Not everyone has the opportunity to receive this project.”
After the engineering assessment, RS engineers will proceed with research and create a detailed engineering plan for the Flood Control project of JCPMDH. The project is expected to be finished on April 30, 2020.
Flood Control Asia RS Corp., together with the German Government and Local Government Unit of Bataan, finally launched the Flood Protection project for the Jose C. Payumo Jr. Memorial District Hospital in Dinalupihan, Bataan, Philippines.
The grand launching held on January 22, 2021, was attended by the executives of Flood Control Asia RS Corp., President and CEO, Dr. Andreas Klippe and Exec Vice President, Ma. Fatima Usi. Also with them was German Ambassador, Her Excellency Anke Reiffenstuel. The event was held at the Bunker Building, Provincial Capitol Compound in Balanga City, Bataan, Philippines.
The launching of the project was also attended by the Province of Bataan Governor Albert S. Garcia, Dinalupihan Mayor Ma. Angela S. Garcia and Dr. Merlina Layug of the JCPMDH. One highlight of the event was the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the project. A press conference followed the grand launching.
“This is a welcome development for the Municipality of Dinalupihan, and the Dinalupihan District Hospital. So, I am happy to welcome and I hope we learn more about this technology. Not only in Dinalupihan, but also in other parts of the province of Bataan and other provinces in the country [which] are frequented by floods, especially during the monsoon season.”
Bataan Governor Albert S. Garcia on the launching of the Flood Protection project.
The grant was given by the Federal Republic of Germany and Flood Control Asia RS Corporation. The project aimed to protect two COVID-19 referral hospitals against flooding and the damages it can bring.
“When I first heard about the approach of Flood Control Asia RS Corp., that hospitals in the PH are used to many challenges, and CoVid is just the latest one that comes on top of everything else… a Flood Protection would provide protection in the sights of these relevant critical infrastructures.”
Her Excellency, Anke Reiffenstuel on the idea of Flood Protection of hospitals in the Philippines.
After the press conference, the RS Flood Experts of Flood Control Asia RS Corp. will push through with the engineering assessments that will make JPCMHD a few steps away from being flood-proof, in time for the rainy season in the Philippines.
“Let’s protect the two CoVid-19 hospitals against flooding, and let’s do it now.”
Dr. Andreas Klippe as he finished his presentation for the Flood Protection project for the Jose C. Payumo Memorial District Hospital.
Climate change has worsened natural disasters over the years. The perennial problem of flooding has become uncontrollable and devastating in many countries. In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is one of the countries experiencing the adverse effects of widespread flooding, especially in low-lying areas.