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Flooding in Makati a challenge for new public works chief

12:49 AM July 25, 2016

AS THE new secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways, Mark Villar should prove his worth and show that he is the right man for the job. He should prioritize, as one of his major projects, a solution to the frequent flooding at the entrance to the Central Business District in Makati.

For decades, after every heavy downpour, Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia) and De la Rosa Street in Barangay Pio del Pilar always get inundated with knee-high flood water, inconveniencing motorists and pedestrians, alike.

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As a major gateway to Ayala Avenue, this portion of Makati should be flood-free, especially during the rainy season.

The good secretary should find ways in solving this pestering problem of flooding in this part of the city. Motorists and pedestrians, especially office workers, have already suffered a lot.

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Enough is enough.

—PEDRO V. REFUERZO JR., [email protected]

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