DavNor town allots P22M for calamity preparedness

Subscribe Now March 13, 2013 at 10:53pm

The municipal government of Santo Tomas in Davao del Norte has earmarked up to P22-million to prepare for future calamities. The municipality is one of those affected by Typhoon Pablo, with its infrastructure severely damaged.

“We have suffered damage in infrastructure amounting to about P61 million and agricultural crops of about P71 million,” Sto. Tomas Mayor Maximo M. Estela said during his State of the Town Address held Tuesday at the Municipal Cultural Center.

He added that "While we feel sorry for the tragic loss of lives and properties in many parts of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental Provinces, he said, we have every reason to be thankful to our creator that no human life was taken in our town".

The municipality has already donated P1.4 million in cash and food packs to the typhoon victims in New Bataan, Montevista, Monkayo and Compostela in Compostela Valley and in Baganga, Cateel, Caraga and Boston in Davao Oriental.

“We have purchased a brand new Hydraulic Excavator worth P6 million and a Rescue Vehicle worth more or less P1 million in preparation for the unpredictable natural calamities,” Estela said. He added that they are also planning to purchase a long-armed crawler excavator worth P15 million.

Estela said the long-armed crawler can effectively help the drainage system and in desilting the canals and waterways. The municipality has also adopted a contuning training for First Aid and Basic Life Support Course among the identified rescuers in all barangays.

“We have also set aside ample allocation for rescue and life-saving equipment that include rescue boats and additional vehicle, communication facilities and early warning system,” he said.

Source: pia.gov.ph

« DA gives P41 M rehab assistance to ComVal farmers Water service interruption set Mar. 15-16 »