‘Frank’ caused intensive damage in 132 barangays — PDCC

Jack C. Gadaingan
Manila Bulletin

NAVAL, Biliran — Typhoon “Frank” has affected all 132 barangays in this province, the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) reported.

In its “final report” dated June 30, 2008, PDCC stated there is need for outside assistance to bring back basic services, and rehabilitate damaged facilities and houses of residents.

Nine-hundred-eighteen families were reported homeless, six injured, but no fatality.

PDCC report also stated that the total rehabiltiation cost is P1.712 billion.

The sangguniang panlalawigan has already declared the province under a “state of calamity,” noting the extent of the destruction.

A portion of the province’s five percent calamity fund is already being utilized for emergency relief and limited shelter assistance to the homeless.

The breakdown of the estimated damages is as follows: Houses, P10.3 million; roads, bridges, seawall, and other infrastructure damage, P31 million; school buildings, P29 million; electricity facilities, P9 million; fishery, P3.24 million; agriculture, P64.2 million; coconut, P5 million; livestock, P0.6 million; and abaca, P0.5 million.

The report also stated that at least 29 percent of the population or 10,157 families are in need of immediate assistance as their houses have been destroyed either partially or totally.

Destruction on fishpond, fishing vessels and paraphernalia, farmland and crop, poultry and livestock, abaca, coconut and other agricultural products was reportedly widespread.

Major national, provincial, and barangay roads were destroyed. Some were impassable for two to four days due to minor landslides, canals were clogged-up and roads eroded, surfacing materials totally crash out to include unpaved roads and seawalls and other infrastructure were also destroyed.

Nineteen public school buildings, both high school and elementary, were partially damaged on their roofing, gutters, ceiling, and broken jealousies.

Means of livelihood by villagers such as bancas and pump boats, fishing paraphernalia, fishpond, livestock and livestock facilities were also destroyed. Considerable destruction to crops, coconut and farm lands was also reported.

Meanwhile, in Kalibo, Aklan, the Municipal Disaster Coordinating Council chaired by Mayor Raymar Rebaldo filed its final report on the typhoon damage that included all sectors and the barangays of the capital town.

The report placed the total damage in Kalibo at P932,647,480.

Infrastructure facilities suffered the highest amount of damage amounting to P476 million.

These facilities included school buildings, private and government hospitals, local government-owned structures, public markets, roads, drainages, bridges, revetment walls, irrigations systems, private commercial establishments, government and private information and communications infrastructures and many others.

The agri-fishery sector has the second highest reported damage with over P70 million that affected all barangays in Kalibo. Destroyed were agricultural crops, poultry, livestock and fisheries.

Public and private utilities recorded a P30-million in damage. Destroyed were water pipes, severed electrical lines, service drops and kilowatthour meters, poles and transformers.

11 COMMENTS

  1. AW, MAO DIAY NA KADAKO ANG DESTROSO SA BAGYO FRANK SA BILIRAN? NGANONG KINHI NGA P180,000 RA MAN ANG BALOR SA RELIEF ASSISTANCE NGA GIPANGHATAG SA KAPITOLYO? EXPIRED PA GYUD ANG UBANG SARDINAS.

    PILA BA DIAY NANG 5% KALAMI-TI FUND SA KAPITOLYO? P8-MILYON? NGANONG P180,000 RA MAN ANG NINGGIMAW SA DSWD? HAIN NA MAN ANG UBAN NGA PUNDO? TUA NA GIGASTO SA KAPUSO?

  2. Calling on the Office of the Representative for the Lone District of Biliran.

    The Province of Biliran has been declared by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan as under the state of calamity.

    I would have expected Rep Glenn Chong to announce measures to address this calamity to assist the Biliranons, who have been victims of typhoon Frank.

  3. aquarius
    maayo ngani kay ning aksyon ang provincial government ug gasto ug ingon ana nga figure nga imong gihisgutan…ambot ang inyong idol glen asa na kaha naglaroylaroy sa amerika,sayang lang na nga pondo nga gigamit sa inyong idol glen paglibot suroy sa tibuok kalibutan…lami nalng unta to gipalit ug tinapa diha sa ilang tindahan aron mapuslan pa sa mga nabagyohan.
    attention pamilya chong unsa man inyo lakang gihimo pagbulig sa mga kabos nga inyong gisaaran nga talwason ninyo sa kalisod sa panahon sa tigpangumpanya…gawas namo sa halwa mga dugong intsik.

  4. Jack Gadaingan

    This is the only genuine piece of news release I have heard from you for a long time. How much did it cost the province to release a legitimate news item?

    Biliranons should not be paying you any money at all. It is your job to scout for news worthy items.

    I am watching you.

  5. aquarius
    ingon nga kanang gipang apod2x nga tinapa sa mga nabagyohan diha to gikompra sa naval supermart?

  6. pertains to my previous blogs instead addressing it to TULISOK i addressed it to AQUARIUS,correction please..

  7. DUGONG INTSIK 5 AND 6,

    GUWATSI KA MAN KAAYO UY! ;) KUWENTA MUSUGOT SI DOK RABBIT NGA ANG PROVINCIAL DSWD MANGOMPRA UG SARDINAS SA NAVAL SUPERMART. MALAMPASO UG MASINGGITAN SILA UG BOBO SA MGA BANDIDO UG GIBUHAT NA NILA. TINGALI NUON SA GSE ENTERPRISES O DILI NGANI SA TINDAHAN SA UYAB GIPALIT ANG EXPIRED NGA MGA CANNED GOODS. AGREE OR DISAGREE?

  8. Jack Gadaingan

    Is PDCC’s estimate of P1.71Billion rehabilitation cost realistic in the light of the following news report?

    Arroyo to drop by E. Visayas to check on typhoon damage
    By Joey A. Gabieta
    Visayas Bureau
    First Posted 23:24:00 07/06/2008
    TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines–President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may just visit Eastern Visayas to personally check the extent of damage caused by typhoon “Frank” (international codename: Fengshen) in the region.

    Angel Gaviola, regional director of the Office of Civil Defense-Eastern Visayas (OCD 8) said his office was asked to prepare a final report on the extent of damage sustained by the region as part of a planned presidential visit.

    “We were informed to prepare for her impending visit. She might arrive in Catbalogan (Samar) on July 11. But everything is not final yet,” Gaviola said on Saturday.

    The President, after her arrival from her 10-day US state visit, visited Iloilo and Aklan, the areas worst hit by typhoon Frank, and has promised to visit other provinces hit by the typhoon.

    Last February, the President also visited the region, particularly Eastern Samar and this city, when it was hit by massive flooding that damaged over P500 million worth of infrastructure, killed 16 persons and dislocated 500,000 people.

    Gaviola said the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council (RDCC), chaired by the Philippine National Police regional director, Chief Supt. Abner Cabalquinto, asked him to prepare the damage report in time for the presidential visit. OCD serves as the secretariat of the RDCC.

    Gaviola said OCD 8 had yet to complete its report because most of its data directly came from the municipalities and not from the provincial disaster coordinating councils.

    He said he already asked the PDCCs to submit to OCD 8 their reports by Monday so the regional report could be finalized in time for President Arroyo’s visit.

    Based on data so far gathered by OCD, typhoon Frank, which hit the region on June 20, resulted in the deaths of 14 persons and caused injuries to 27 others. Twenty two persons remained missing. The typhoon also dislocated 112,451 families or 563,307 individuals in the region.

    Frank destroyed crops and infrastructure totaling P997 million, he said.

    The provinces of Leyte and Eastern Samar as well as that of Tacloban City have already declared a statement of calamity.

    Leyte Gov. Carlos Jericho Petilla, who chairs the PDCC, said his province lost over P935 million worth of its infrastructure and agriculture while Samar’s agriculture and infrastructure damage reached P160 million.

  9. AQUARIUS 8,

    BITAW NO, OBER POD KAAYO MOHIMO UG DAMAGE ASSESSMENT ANG PROVINCIAL DISASTER COORDINATING COUNCIL DINHI SA BILIRAN. UNSA KAHAY NINGSULOD SA ILANG ULO NO NGA NAGLUPADLUPAD ANG KANTIDAD NGA ILANG GIBUTANG.

    DAKO ANG DESTROSO SA LEYTE, PERO ANG ILANG ASSESSMENT PARA SA SOBRA 40 KA MUNISIPYO WA MAN MOABOT UG P1-BILYON. PERO DINHI SA ATO ….

    HAHAAAY KANUS-A PA BA INTAWON MAGMANGNO UG MAAYONG BUOT NI ATONG MGA OPISYALES SA KAPITOLYO. APIL NAMAN HINUON SILA SA PAGDALA UG DISASTER.

  10. P1.71 Bilyon needed by Biliran to rehab?

    If P150 Milyon loan by Gov Espina sa Pro-Lend needs transparency and accountability, how much more if P1.71 Bilyon is released.

    Both amount, if released, this opens the groundswell for corruption and abuse by the provincial LGUs.

    Kahit ngayon, the honorable Roger Espina cannot explain where he got the money for the construction of the BILIRAN GARDEN RESORT. I am afraid another BILIRAN GARDEN RESORT or HOTEL to be constructed after the release of the P150 Milyon Pro-Lend Loan. ..We rather check it somewhere in Antipolo! ANTIPOLO GARDEN RESORT!

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