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Homeowners Found a Way to Protect Their Property Against Flooding

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.

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Safe Haven for Athletes found in the new INSPIRE Sports Academy

Sports lovers can now go back to face-to-face training in the new Integrated Sports Performance, Innovation and Recovery or INSPIRE Sports Academy. The Sports Academy opened for both professional and amateur players in the Philippines after several months of lockdown.

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News Article Travel Time shorten as DPWH starts Bataan to Cavite Interlink Bridge Project

Travel Time shorten as DPWH starts Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project

Despite the CoVid-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pushed through with the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge Project that will connect the provinces of Bataan and Cavite.

Under the Build, Build, Build program of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Administration, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar officially announced the start of the Detailed Engineering Design (DED) activities for the mega bridge project that will provide a permanent road linkage between the two provinces of Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.

The 3.3 billion pesos project is expected to construct the 32.15 kilometers bridge with four lanes: 2 lanes for each opposite direction starting from Barangay Alas-Asin in Mariveles, Bataan crossing Manila Bay and terminating in Barangay Timalan, Naic, Cavite.

Villar said that the project aims to ease the journey time of travellers going to Cavite, and to help the traffic congestion in Metro Manila.

Meanwhile, Unified Management Office Operations (UPMO) Undersecretary Emil Sadain said that the sooner the largest and longest iconic bridge will be constructed, the faster the way from Cavite to Bataan and vice versa will be.

Sadain also added that with the Bataan-Cavite Interlink Bridge, the present 5-hour travel time is expected to be reduced to 20 to 30 minutes.

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PGH Flood Protection Project Kicks off with Engineering Assessment

Hospitals are one of the most important if not, the most important operating facilities in the world right now due to the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or CoVid-19 pandemic. Without them, there’s no telling how massive the case of CoVid-19 all over the world is. However, CoVid-19 is only one of the many problems people face in this pandemic.

Natural disasters like flooding would not stop just because of the pandemic. For instance, flooding could still reach hospitals, jeopardize their operations and the people they serve. An example for this is the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in Metro Manila, Philippines, which experiences flooding every time it rains.

“Dahil sa baha nahihirapan ang mga pasyente lumabas at pumasok. Pangalawa, yung mga empleyadong papasok, pag umuuwi, lumulubog sila sa tubig para makapasok at makauwi. ‘Yung mga may sasakyan, problema din kasi inaabot yung sasakyan nila ng baha.”
Engr. Danilo H. Metrillo on flooding situations outside of the Philippine General Hospital.

This is why the German Government and Flood Control Asia RS Corp., initiated the Flood Protection project for the said hospital. In a Press Conference conducted on December 2, 2020 the officials of the PGH, the German Ambassador and the executives of the Flood Control Asia RS Corp. signed the memorandum of agreement for the project. German flood control barriers will be set up in the entrances of the hospitals so that flooding can be mitigated.

On Monday, December 9, 2020, RS Engineers finally kicked off the Flood Protection project for PGH by conducting the Engineering Assessment on different entrances of the said hospital.

“How can the hospital operate or continue its operation and serve the country for the COVID patients if the hospital is flooded? So that is why this hospital is considered as one of the top hospitals to be protected.”


Flood Control Asia RS Corp. Head of Business and Development, Alvin Baking, during the Engineering Assessment of RS Flood experts at PGH last December 9, 2020.

As one of the initial steps of the project, RS Engineers first identified the flood prone areas of PGH so they can provide optimum solutions against flooding with the use of German Flood Solution Systems.

“After this engineering assessment, we will go back into our office to check all the findings that we have. The next step is to create a suitable plan and also the system to be used so the flood barriers will work as intended and will not hamper the operations of the hospital.”


Alving Baking added.

After the engineering assessment, RS engineers will proceed with research and create a detailed engineering plan for the Flood Control project of the PGH. The project is expected to be finished on April 30, 2020.

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Flood Expert Calls for the Flood-protection of Critical Infrastructures

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) arranged an online forum discussing the importance of water management and flood risks in the Philippines.

In the second installment of Future Cities Forum 2020, ECCP focused on the theme, “Managing Flood Risks and Water Security in the Philippines”. This topic was timely after a series of typhoons wreaked havoc in many parts of the Philippines; one of which is Typhoon Ulysses or known internationally as “Vamco” which pummelled Metro Manila and some parts of Northern Luzon in November of 2020.

Since flooding has been a prolonged problem in the country, keynote speakers in the discussion tackled long-term solutions, as well as unconventional approaches, to flooding situations.

They also shared their thoughts on water management in the Philippines.

From a Flood Expert’s Perspective

President and CEO of Flood Control Asia RS Corp., Dr. Andreas Klippe, is one of the keynote speakers in the said forum. From the perspective of a German engineer and flood expert, Dr. Klippe cites that flooding has a huge impact on the economy.

Dr. Klippe highlighted that protecting critical infrastructures such as hospitals, universities, factories, and government facilities is imperative. For him, these types of structures should consider having flood solution systems so they can operate, despite hindrances brought by flooding.

“We concentrate on critical infrastructures…To protect everybody, we have to protect infrastructure”.

In addition, Dr. Klippe said that having a vision, not just for the next few years, is important as flooding gets worse every year due to climate change. He claimed that it is always the people who pay for the damages brought by flooding.

“It is important to have a vision for the next 10, 20, 50 years. Even until 2100…At least protect your critical infrastructures first because you will be flooded quite more often. Climate change can bring us more increased typhoons”.

Dr. Klippe also encourages the private sectors to protect themselves, especially business establishments from flooding. He added that the moment the business sectors are flooded, they would either leave the country or shut down their operations.

Dr. Klippe also encourages the government, private sectors and the civilians to not wait for the next flood before they act. 

In his ending speech, Dr. Klippe cited a three-way process for water conservation: protect the water, collect the water, and reuse the water.

The forum was attended by other speakers: Sec. Delfin Lorenzana, Department of National Defense – Philippines; Sen. Grace Poe, Senate Public Services Committee Chair; and Dr. Sevillo David Jr., Department of Environment and Natural Services (DENR) Representative.

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German Flood Expert Talks about Flood Protection over PTV4, Philippines

Flooding has gotten worse over the years due to climate change. Flood solutions that used to be effective were rendered useless due to the rising flood levels.

In light of the recent typhoons in the Philippines that have caused devastation to thousands of Filipinos, a German Engineer and Flood expert shares his insights regarding flood solutions in an unorthodox approach.

Dr. Andreas Klippe, President and CEO of Flood Control Asia RS in Clark, Pampanga deliberately discussed flood solutions in an interview with People’s Television Network. Inc. (PTV4). He shares his insights on how flood management is important and how it can solve the long-standing flood problems of the people.

Dr. Klippe highlighted the importance of installing flood barriers technology for critical infrastructures that require immediate protection against flood damages.

“I think a very good way is first to protect hospitals, [that’s] what we are currently doing against flooding. [Also] police stations… city halls, presidential palace because the moment the government [offices] stop working, the whole country will shut down and then we have chaos.” said Dr. Klippe in an interview with PTV4 correspondent, Sweden Ramirez.

In addition, Dr. Klippe also cited that the backflow and drainage system of an area should be considered to have an effective and efficient flood solution system.

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Baguio’s famous swan boats repurposed to rescue typhoon-affected residents

Burnham Park’s popular swan boats in Baguio City are now being repurposed to transfer flood-affected residents after typhoon Ulysses battered the Cagayan region with heavy rains and flash floods.

Vivian Celso, proprietor of the famous swan boats in Burnham Park, decided to lend four pontoon boats and a swan, said the Philippine National Police (PNP) Cordillera in a Facebook post. Her business was also greatly affected by the CoVid-19 pandemic.

According to PNP Cordillera, the repurposed boats can carry 10 persons at a time since fiberglass hulls are not easily punctured compared to rubber boats.

Celso aims to help heavily-affected people in Cagayan that faced the aftermath of the recent typhoon Ulysses, international name “Vamco.” In the second week of November, Ulysses made its landfall in the Philippines as a category 4-equivalent typhoon.

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DPWH to Facilitate EDSA Decongestion Program

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently launched a project that aims to solve the prevalent traffic problems in Metro Manila, specifically in the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) which handles a huge volume of vehicles every day.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, upon orders of President Rodrigo “Roa” Duterte, ordered the commencement of construction of 11 bridges that will connect different parts of Metro Manila to each other. 

The P42 billion pesos development project includes the construction of BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road, the Binondo-Intramuros Bridge, the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge, the Pasig-Marikina River and Manggahan Floodway Bridges, and the Metro Manila priority seismic improvement project. 

Under this initiative, the DPWH expects traffic in Metro Manila to lessen as the government project provides motorists an alternative route to their destinations.

The said project, which is expected to be finished by August 2021, also targets the replacement of existing bridges with newly-designed and structurally-sound ones.

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Malaysia’s Top 10 Street Foods

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Wherever we go, we always look for something to eat. From fancy restaurants to local cuisines available on the streets. Food is always synonymous with budget. Most people opt to get a meal that will always suit their budget.

But don’t worry! No need to go to those fancy restaurants because we are giving you the Top 10 list of on-the-go street foods you can try .

As part of our #KlippersGoToMalaysia series, we’re taking you to a whole new level of experience as we travel to the home of Petronas Twins here in Southeast Asia: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Here is the list of the best dishes you can try whenever you have a side-trip in Malaysia.

1.Roti Canai

This dish is a traditional Malaysian pan-fried flatbread made with flour, water, eggs, and fat. Although it is believed that it originated from Indian Laborers, this has been in the Malaysian market for a long time.

Roti canai

The process includes repeatedly folding the dough giving it a layered texture; soft interior, and a crispy outer layer. The most common fat used in this dish is ghee or Indian clarified butter. 

This is usually served on the side or torn into pieces and mixed with curry.

2.Roti Pisang

FoodsRoti Pisang

The process starts when all the ingredients are wrapped in the dough, and then fried until golden. This is usually served into bite-sized pieces and topped with sugar drizzle and condensed milk.

3.Apam Balik

Although found in Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Brunei, and Indonesia, Malaysia has gotten this dish to a whole new level with their unique recipe.

Apam Balik

Typically prepared either thin and crispy or thick and soft pancake, this dish’s filling is a combination of roughly chopped peanuts, sugar, and butter. Some include add-ons like corn, chocolate chips, raisins, and grated cheese, as well as condensed milk. If you see this outside your hotel, make sure to give it a try.

4.Loh Bak

We’ve gone from sweet, now we’re up for something salty. Loh Bak, also known as ngo hiang is believed to have originated from the Teochew and Hokkien Communities in Malaysia.

Loh Bak

This dish consists of a variety of meat but may include shrimps, chicken meat, or taro as the main ingredient, and vegetables as its filling. It is wrapped in bean curd skins before they are deep-fried until crispy.

 5.Keropok Lekor

Another salted meal, Keropok Lekor is a snack and specialty of the Terengganu region in Malaysia.

Keropok Lekor

To prepare this, ground fishes like herring, ikan tamban, ikan kerisi, or ikan selayang are combined with sago flour, and formed into long, sausage-like shapes and then boiled for several hours. 

This dish which can also be fried is present in many stalls in the region. Best to eat with a spicy chili dipping sauce while it’s hot.

6.Lor Mee

For noodle lovers out there, this Malaysian dish is for you. Lor Mee consists of thick yellow noodles, with starchy gravy, eggs, cornstarch, and spices.

Lor Mee

This is usually found in lor mee stalls where typically vendors add coriander, minced garlic, black vinegar, and chili paste to give this noodle dish a kick.

7.Pan Mee

Another noodle dish you can try when you side-trip to Malaysia.

Pan Mee

This noodle dish is believed to be a Chinese-Malaysian culinary tradition that consists of hand-pulled noodles, served with leafy green vegetables, minced pork, and mushrooms. Sometimes, it comes in a dry version, with soy sauce and poached egg altogether.

8.Assam Laksa

Assam Laksa

This Malaysian tangy taste fish-based noodle soup is one of the numerous varieties of laksa, a popular noodle soup in different countries throughout Southeast Asia.This dish contains rice noodles, shredded fish, sliced cucumber, onion, or lettuce. Whenever you feel like eating something sour, like tamarind for a dish, give this one a try.

9.Mee Goreng Mamak

Something to spice up your trip to Malaysia is to try this stir-fry noodle dish called Mee Goreng Mamak. This is a spicy-savory dish paired with noodles, fish cakes, chicken, prawns, garlic, scallions, tomato sauce, curry spice, sweet soy sauce, boiled potatoes, and eggs. This is usually topped with red chilies, crispy fried onions, and lime juice.

Mee Goreng Mamak

10.Char Kway Teow

Last on our list is a food bowl to serve all your cravings for Malaysian food. Char Kway Teow is one of the popular street foods you can find that is made of flat rice, noodles, shrimps, eggs, cockles, bean sprouts, chives, and Chinese sausage. All of these ingredients are usually coated in soy sauce and fried. Some add shrimp paste, garlic, fried pork lard, or wheat noodles.

Char Kway Teow

So the next time you visit Malaysia,Take a sampling of these popular street foods and prove to yourself how we Asians could whip-up a meal for you, and be delighted to your heart’s content.

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PH recognized by World Travel Awards as Asia’s leading beach destination

The Philippines landed on top spot in the 27th World Travel Awards for 2020 as Asia’s leading beach and dive destination. The award-giving body also declared Intramuros as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction, while the Department of Tourism as the leading tourist board in Asia.

The prestigious awards programme acknowledged the Philippines for the fourth time as the leading beach destination due to its pristine beaches, including its diving spots where the country was recognized for the second time since the World Travel Awards was established in 1993.

Meanwhile, Manila’s famous tourist hotspot Intramuros was recognized for the second time as Asia’s leading tourist attraction for 2020 because of its historical details of the Spanish-era landmarks in the Philippines such as Fort Santiago and Manila Cathedral.

The Department of Tourism (DOT), recognized also for the second time as Asia’s leading tourist board said that it is truly honored and thankful for the recognitions given to the Philippines in 2020.

According to DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, these recognitions are certainly an inspiration to the tourism industry as they safely and gradually reopen certain destinations.

She also recognized the contribution of its stakeholders, local government units, partner agencies, and the Filipino people.

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