Habagat brings P150M in damages in Occidental Mindoro, PDRRMO reports


The Occidental Mindoro Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported that the rains brought by the habagat caused P150 million in damages in the province.

The PDRRMO held a meeting with Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato, Provincial Administrator Mariano ‘Jun’ Montales Jr., Vice Gov. Peter J. Alfaro, Mayor Lyn Tria, and SB members of Mamburao to present their report.

Also present during the meeting were DILG Provincial Dir. Ulysses Ferraren and MIMAROPA Office of Civil Defense Dir. Eugene Cabrera, Col Mario Lito Retirva, BatComPA, Engr. Danila Muniz DPWH, PCSUPT Tyron del Rosario PNP-PPO, PCG, NFA, DSWD and other offices concerned.

Mario Mulingbayan, OIC-PDRRMO, reported that 80 barangays in the nine municipalities were affected.

He added that around 32,500 persons were evacuated by the combined teams from all DRRMOs, Philippine Army, PNP, Philippine Coast Guard, and BFP.

“Estimated cost of damages to public properties is P7million, roads and infrastructure facilities in the amount of P18.9million, ,fisheries, livestock and crops is over P125million,” said the province.

“Occidental Mindoro is an agricultural province producing rice, corn and fisheries products in the region and the country’s agricultural needs. Heavily affected were Sablayan, Sta. Cruz, Mamburao and Paluan,” added the province.

Rep Sato also requested the DILG Provincial Director to all Local Chief Executives “to consolidate their respective reports on damages so she can make a representation to th national departments concerned to extend help to the province.

Last July 23, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan passed a resolution declaring a state of calamity in entire province due to the flooding brought by typhoon Josie.

Meanwhile, Occidental Mindoro Vice Gov. Peter Alfaro told the PDRRMO “to train and enhance the capacities of all provincial employees to become volunteers to respond and assist during times of disaster in the province”.

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