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Netizens praise Marikina LGU over modular tents for evacuees

Netizens lauded the Marikina local government unit (LGU) for being prepared in the face of heavy rains and flooding over the weekend, evacuating and providing temporary shelter to residents displaced by the calamity.

On Saturday, thousands of families evacuated to Malanday Elementary School due to the rising water level at Marikina River. The water level reached the third warning with many areas in Barangay Malanday submerged in flood.

The Marikina LGU set up modular evacuation tents in evacuation centers, which quickly went viral and earned praise in social media. Many netizens expressed their relief and pride on how the city government responded and handled the emergency situation.

One Marikina resident attested to the city’s emergency preparedness:

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Meanwhile, other social media users pointed out that the evacuation center in Barangay Malanday was organized with modular tents to ensure the privacy of the evacuees:

Evacuees from Malanday in Marikina. Mas maayos sila they have privacy with their modular tent provided by Marikina gov't.

Posted by Eden Cortez Pelaez on Saturday, August 11, 2018

There were also netizens who wished that all LGUs could emulate what the city of Marikina has done to ensure the safety and comfort of their evacuees:

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