Calayan rehabs typhoon “Vinta’s” damages

Published Date Written by Oliver T. Baccay


During the typhoon, municipalities in northern Cagayan were damaged but Calayan Island was severely hit, causing damages to major infrastructure, livelihood and agriculture.

“We do massive rehabilitation to our bridges to bring back better accessibility to the barangay and other areas in our town. I believe that we can complete the rehabilitation of the small bridges within this year,” De Guzman stated.

He also stated that they already rehabilitated damaged agriculture and livelihood of the people.

To ensure food security in the island, De Guzman also stated that the Local Government Unit has procured worth two million pesos of buffer stocks, especially rice and other basic commodities ready to be distributed to the families heavily affected by any calamity.

“We have also yearly budget for buffer stocks especially during rainy seasons as you know how hard the accessibility of our town to mainland province,” De Guzman said.

He also mentioned that they continuously conduct capacity building through trainings, drills and extensive advocacies to the people to prepare every individual in any worst case scenarios with the technical assistance of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council member agencies.

De Guzman said they focus their preparedness activities on tsunami and flood which are prone to their island as well as earthquake, fire, typhoon and other forms of natural and manmade calamities. (OTB-PIA2/Cagayan)

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