Bulacan town cleans up after 'Maring,' presses river wall construction

Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 13 2017 01:38 PM

Several parts of Marilao, Bulacan are still flooded a day after Tropical Storm "Maring" hit Bulacan with torrential rains. Ron Gagalac, ABS-CBN News

MARILAO, Bulacan - Residents here dug through mud to restart their businesses on Wednesday, as floods brought by Typhoon "Maring" started to recede.

An unfinished river wall has been blamed for the floods in this suburb of the capital and residents are appealing to the local government to speed up construction.

"Linis para negosyo namin bumalik naman sa dati," said chicken store employee Dexter Barnido.

(We need to clean up so that business will return to normal)

Pawnshop employee Dennis de Vera rued how important documents were lost in the flood.

"Mahalaga po yan, records po ng mga customers namin yan eh" said employee Dennis de Vera.

(Those are important because they are our customer records.)

Marilao resident Susan Bautista said local authorities should prioritize cleaning the nearby river to solve the flooding problem.

The local government said the Department of Public Works and Highways was halfway done in building the river wall that would allow the government agency to start declogging Marilao River.