Three families living on the edge of the creek in Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City, had lost their homes after their houses collapsed when a dike in the creek got destroyed Tuesday night.
According to the barangay, two volunteers in Sitio Ilaya Coronado were treated for the injuries due to the incident.
The residents in the creek jumped to waters and screamed after the dike collapsed past 10 pm.
Resident Mary Jane Clabario was not able to save anything. She said she just received rice from the government, but it fell in the creek.
She is just grateful that her children and grandchildren survived the incident.
“Bukas wala na kaming kakainin. Di namin alam kung saan kami kukuha ng pagkain. Ang problema namin ngayon, wala kaming matutulugan. Sana mabigyan kami ng konting tulong dito,” ani Clabario.
(Tomorrow we have nothing to eat. We didn’t know where to get our food. The problem we have now is that we have nothing to say. We hope they could give us a little help here.)
“May COVID pa tapos ito nangyari sa akin [The’re already COVID then this happened to me],” she added.
Homes of 3 families in Makati collapsed
Another resident who lost his home, Juanito Javier Jr., said that before the lockdown, he had already complained to the village and city officials about cracks that grow bigger in their area.
“Sabi ko pakitignan ‘yung dike, lumalaki ‘yung crack, may tendency bumigay. E siyempre kami naghihintay wala namang resulta. Wala naman kaming lilipatan, naabutan pa kami ng lockdown. Ano ang gagawin namin sa buhay namin?” he said.
(I said please look at the dike, the crack grows bigger and it has a tendency to collapse. We just waited, but there is no result. We don’t have anyone who could help. What do we do with our lives?)
Javier added that the cracks could have been caused by the earthquake that hit Metro Manila on Sunday.
The Makati City local government has not issued a statement regarding the incident yet.