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Infrastructure damage estimated at P883M; assessment ongoing

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Residents repair their damaged homes after Typhoon Bopha made landfall in Compostela Valley in southeastern Philippines Tuesday Dec. 4, 2012. Typhoon Bopha (local name Pablo), one of the strongest typhoons to hit the Philippines this year, barreled across the country’s south on Tuesday, killing at least 40 people and forcing more than 50,000 to flee from inundated villages. AP /Karlos Manlupig

MANILA, Philippines – The damage wrought by Typhoon Pablo on public infrastructure in four regions of Mindanao has been initially estimated at P883 million, the Department of Public Works and Highways said Friday.

According to Public Works Undersecretary for Regional Operations Romeo Momo, the department was still assessing the condition of the roads and bridges in the provinces affected by the typhoon.

But so far, out of the estimated P883.15 million in damage so far assessed, Momo said, the Davao region (Region 11) accounted for the heaviest at P530.6 million.

The Caraga region (Region 13) recorded P228 million in infrastructure damage, Northern Mindanao (Region 10) P98 million, and Central Visayas (Region 7) P26.55 million.

“This is one of the worst devastating effects of a typhoon that I have seen in the more than 30 years of my stay at the DPWH. It’s really depressing to see the destruction,” he said.

One of the facilities badly damaged was the Governor Teodoro Palma Gil Bridge in the municipality of Caraga in Davao Oriental, he said.

Momo said it may take a long time before they were able to repair the damage to the bridge. But he said the DPWH intends to construct in a month’s time a bailey bridge that would reconnect the two ends of Governor Teodoro Palma Gil Bridge to give residents in the area better access.

Momo added that the national roads leading to the three municipalities in Davao Oriental that were hardest hit — Baganga, Cateel and Boston— have been made passable to motorists already.

“While there are still posts and coconut trees that obstruct the roads, our men in the field have managed to remove some of them. In some areas, only one lane is passable because we could not immediately remove the thousands of coconut trees that have fallen. There are too many of them. We just want to make sure that vehicles could pass through especially those that carry relief goods to the municipalities of Boston, Cateel and Baganga,” he said.

He added that clearing operations on roads leading to Compostela Valley was still ongoing but expected the road obstructions to be removed this weekend.


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  • superpilipinas

    Ang pinakamahalaga ay ang buhay at well-being ng mga tao. Sa Pinas napakaraming namamatay o grabe sa ospital.

    Kasi naman ang priority ng gubyerno walang kwenta……tulad ng RH…..Sa Pinas, masmaraming namamatay taon-taon sa Dengue, bagyo at baha, at vehicle accident.
     
    Gaano kahabang oras at gaano kalaking taxpayers money ang pinapasweldo natin sa kanila na sinayang sa RH.  Anong ipapakain nila sa mga biktima ng bagyo next year? …..Condom.

    Next week, Condom nanaman ang pag-uusapan at mamadaliin nila. Kahit daan-daan o libo sa mga kababayan natin umiiyak sa kalungkutan o sumisigaw sa sakit.

    Sa US, ang hurricane Sandy ay sampung beses masmalakas sa typhoon Pablo, pero ang namamatay 10 times masmababa. Kasi may pera sila na ginagamit sa paghahanda at pag-evacuate ng mga tao sa maikling panahon.

    Ang Pinas, wala na ngang pera at panahon ang gubyerno, sinasayang pa sa tulad ng RH.
    Eh sino ba talaga ang pumapatay sa kapwa natin…..kapabayaan ng gubyerno!

    Tayo rin ang may kasalanan, binoto natin yang mga nasa senado o kongreso na ang utak nakatakip ng Condom!  Huwag na natin iboto yang mga yan….pakiusap lang sa mga kababayan natin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AT66JTQY5QNDWHJ7ZONFLZY2WU Canoto

       try to get a real facts di ka ata nag babasa. pinalabas mo pang mas malakas ng 10 times ang hurricane sandy kaysa bopha. mag research ka muna bago mag post. u*ol!!!

      • superpilipinas

        TYPHOON BOPHA: 16 miles diameter.

        HURRICANE SANDY:
        “While it was a Category 1 storm off the coast of the Northeastern United States, the storm became the largest Atlantic hurricane on record (as measured by diameter, with winds spanning 1,100 miles (1,800 km)).”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AT66JTQY5QNDWHJ7ZONFLZY2WU Canoto

         ”Sandy
        killed at least 253 people, including 132 in the United States.
        President Obama is expected to ask Congress this week for about $50
        billion to help states in their post-Sandy recovery efforts.” konting research bago ka mag post. 10 times pa n mas mababa kuno. di ka ata marunong mag multiply!!!  wag kag mag marunong…

  • oh_noh

    P838M *hmmmmn*

    i wonder how at least a billion of budget will go?!?!?!? *may tama ka!*

  • boybakal

    Davao region (Region 11)                       P530.6 million.

    The Caraga region (Region 13)                 228 million
    Northern Mindanao (Region 10)                 98 million
    Central Visayas (Region 7)                    26.55 million.
                                                             ————-
                                           Total           P 883.15 million
                                                             ======

    Baka naman may umangal pa dito. Very accurate ang estimate ng DPWH.
    I hope Pnoy will be happy, accurate reporting may putal pa.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NYKIOQEDTUD4FPPPVHP6XMFNEA Raul

    All infrastructures damaged are all substandard. It was constructed the time of Ramos, Erap na kurap, and Glorya na mahilig sa dila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Talap talap.
    Laking kikitain sa “resonstruction efforts”.
    Buhay nanaman ang mga kontratisata may kapit sa taas.

  • bugoybanggers

    Wala na sira na ang budget sa pambili ng bagong armas laban sa bantang pang international. Talaga palang may bagong armas na ang CHINA na hindi napansin ng mga manghuhula ng PILIPINAS. Biruin ninyo ang BAGYO na nasa West Philippine sea ay kaya nilang ipabalik sa PILIPINAS! Ang lupettttt ng mga INTSIK>walastik! Ang pag papaaproba para sa budget ng reconstruction okay lang sana kung BILISAN nila, pero ang TANONG? Saan naman kaya ito kukunin? Anong pundo na naman kaya ang MASASAGASAAN o ang masasakripisyo? Hindi kaya, baka nauna na naman ang pundo sa SOP ang pag kalkula nila ng BUDGET? Yung mga international aid, di ba ang iba in CASH? Bakit hindi na ito derektang isama para sa reconstruction o kailangan pa bang ipatagal ito sa BANKO para mag kaINTEREST? Ang INTEREST kita na naman ng mga kinauukulan. ABA kayo mga poging BUWAYA, paki bigyan naman ninyo ng parte si LOLONG.. kayo masyado ninyong sinasarili! Gawin na ninyo ang inyong TONG-kulin hindi puro PRESS RELEASE!

  • Your_King

    Infrastructure progress in Philippines has been non-existent during Aquino’s term. And now there are major damages to already existing infras? Infrastructure in the Philippines has taken a major step back during Aquino’s time. Not good.



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