Dahil kay ‘Ompong’! Zamboanga City incurs P50M damage on infra


The city government of Zamboanga has reported that the damage to its infrastructure projects due to recent weather disturbances has reached to almost P50 million.

City Engineer Christopher Navarro said that Typhoon “Ompong” and southwest monsoon, which brought flooding last week, have caused damage to infrastructure in various villages. The initial assessment amounted to P49.959 million.

Navarro said the extent and cost of damage in the projects were the following: slope protection in Pasonanca, 55 linear meters worth P2.365M; slope protection with bridge approach at sitio Anuling, Pamucutan, 30 linear meters worth P2.250M; shoreline protection in Balicacas, Patalon, 115 linear meters worth P4.025M; shoreline protection in Malandi, Patalon, 95 linear meters worth P3.325M and slope protection in Purok 5, Tugbungan, 150 linear meters worth P6.250M.

These were on top of the initial report that Navarro submitted to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, showing that the damages reached to P31.744M covering a total length of 729 linear meters of slope protection projects in barangays Bolong, Putik, Tetuan, Bungiao, Ayala, Tugbungan, Guiwan and Sta. Maria.