Banica River

Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental

Banica River in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental province. The Banica River is the only source of water in Dumaguete City which is situated on the plains of the southeastern coast of Negros Island near the mouth of the Banica River.

Banica River News

  • 1961 volunteers join coastal cleanup

    1961 volunteers join coastal cleanup

    This year marked the largest turn out so far in the number of volunteers in Dumaguete City for the International Coastal Cleanup held September 19.

    Together with the Philippine Coast Guard, the Dumaguete City government assumed the lead role in organizing and mobilizing volunteers from various sectors for the 30 th International Coastal Cleanup, City Administrator William Ablong said.

    About 1,961 volunteers from around Dumaguete City participated in the event, clearing a total of 10,655 kilos of trash from the city coastlines and Banica River, recording every piece of trash collected.

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  • Dumaguete to help flooded Bayawan Two towns

    Dumaguete to help flooded Bayawan Two towns

    The city government wanted to send financial aid to the towns of Basay and Sta Catalina and the city of Bayawan out of the LGU's 30 percent quick reaction fund from its 5 percent calamity fund, according to Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria, who has just returned from an official travel in Yeong Dong, South Korea.

    Sagarbarria said the amount, which needed the approval of the City Council, will be apportioned to Sta. Catalina, Bayawan and Basay depending on the extent of damage in each of the affected LGUs.

    The mayor said that, while Bayawan and neighboring areas were flooded, he was in full con ...

  • Mayor asks PNoy to fund construction of four bridges to replace damaged spillways in Dumaguete

    Mayor asks PNoy to fund construction of four bridges to replace damaged spillways in Dumaguete

    Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria said this city and other parts of Negros Oriental badly need support structures,including four new bridges across the Banica River to replace the spillways that had overflowed and were partly damaged after tropical storm "Sendong" dumped massive rains last Dec.17.

    Sagarbarria said he wrote President Benigno S. Aquino III requesting fund for the construction of four new bridges across the Banica River to replace the spillways that had overflowed and partly damaged after "Sendong" caused the river to overflow.

    The four bridges are to replace the spillways that curr ...

  • Residents Demand Remove Spillways

    Flood-weary residents near Banica River in Dumaguete City and Okoy River in Valencia are demanding for the removal of spillways, which allegedly exposed them to higher risk during heavy downpour.

    They claimed that the spillways merely worsened the flooding of their communities and contributed much of the deaths. The design of the spillways allows the accumulation of mud, boulders and fallen trees at the base of the structure resulting in flood waters to inundate the overcrowded communities alongside the Furthermore, they are asking for the city and provincial governments to seek funds that ...

  • Relocation Of 200 Riverbank Residents Urged

    Relocation Of 200 Riverbank Residents Urged

    Governor Emilio Macias II recommended the immediate relocation of more than 200 families living along riverbanks in this city after a hundred homes were flooded Wednesday, hours before the New Year.Macias, who visited the flood victims, said the families who built houses along Banica River are vulnerable to flashfloods, especially during rainy season.He said bad weather that causes flashfloods is not easy to predict due to climate change."In fact, this is the first time that a flashflood surged Banica River. Nahubas na man gani unta ni," Macias said.

    The Banica River, whose water source com ...