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Typhoon Jolina wrecks Leyte infrastructure worth over P185M

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TACLOBAN CITY—Over P185 million worth of public infrastructures in Leyte were reportedly damaged due to Typhoon Jolina that hit the province and the rest of Eastern Visayas last September 6.


According to inquirer.net, in her letter addressed to Sec. Mark Villar on September 10, Nerie Bueno, regional director of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), said that several national roads, flood control structures, and slope protection structures were damaged by the typhoon.




Based on Bueno’s report, damage to national roads was pegged at P50 million; flood control structures at P76.2 million; and slope protection at P59.4 million.


Among the properties that were damaged include a slope protection in Barangay Linao, San Isidro town in Leyte where a housing project constructed by the National Housing Authority (NHA) is located, and a bridge in Burauen, Leyte.


Eastern Visayas was hit by Jolina last September 6 which resulted in the death of at least 12 people in the region.


Extensive Agricultural Damage too


Tropical Storm Jolina has left PHP299.40 million worth of agricultural damage in four regions, the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) disaster response council said on Thursday.




The DA’s Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (DA-DRRMC) said “Jolina” has affected 62,052 farmers and fisherfolk with volume of production loss at 16,155 metric tons and 57,649 hectares of agricultural areas in Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Western Visayas and Eastern Visayas.


It said “Jolina” affected commodities which include rice, corn, high value crops, livestock, and fisheries.



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