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PIA Press Release
Monday, January 09, 2012


'Sendong' leaves P969.35-M worth of damage to infrastructure in NorMin

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental, Jan. 9 (PIA) –- At least 30 infrastructure projects worth Php969.35M were damaged by Typhoon Sendong in Northern Mindanao.

Reports reaching the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in the region from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reveal that 16 of the projects were on road sections, nine (9) were on bridges, and five (5) were on drainage and flood control.

The report also show that the highest amount of damage was in the 2nd Engineering District of Cagayan de Oro (CDO), particularly, the 1,800 linear meter revetment of the CDO River worth Php540M which was totally washed-out.

This was followed by the First Engineering District of CDO with Php235M, broken down as follows: Flood control works involving 600 lineal meters, along the CDO River Basin in Barangays Carmen, Kauswagan, and Bonbon worth Php180M.

CDO-Airport-Bukidnon Road, Dansolihon and Dansolihon-Uguiaban Sections and Lumbia-Uguiaban By-pass Road, Mangalay Section, where landslides covered the roadway, Php20M and Php5.0M, respectively.

Uguiaban By-pass Road, 30-meter road slip, and Kauswagan-Bulua Section, Butuan-Cagayan-Iligan Road (BCIR), with siltation of existing open main drainage both sides, Php10M.

Next was the 2nd Engineering District of Lanao del Norte with Php160M to include two (2) roads and bridges, each:

Mandulog Bridge 1, Highway Secondary Diversion, Iligan City, with a span of 86.5 meters in length, 5 slabs and 2 piers which totally collapsed, Php100M.

Mandulog Bridge 2, Barangay San Roque - Hinaplanon Section, Iligan City, whose right side railing was destroyed, its uppermost girder upstream 4th span cracked and its approaches and revetment washed out, Php35M.

Misamis Oriental-Maria Cristina Boundary Road with damaged carriageway, Php15M and Sta. Felomina-Bonbonon-Digkilaan-Rogongon Road with land slide and plant debris scattered along carriageway and road slip, Php10M.

The 3rd Engineering District of Bukidnon also incurred an infrastructure damage worth Php30.8M in the following areas:

Agusan Canyon Bridge, along junction Manolo Fortich-Libona-Indahag Road, washed-out/scour bank protection and Uguiaban Bridge, along CDO–Dominorog Camp Kibaritan Road, Talakag, Bukidnon, damaged slope protection at Abutment "A" and "B", Php10M, each.

Cross drainage along junction Manolo Fortich-Libona-Indahag Road, Libona, Bukidnon, washed-out drainage structure, and Sayre Highway Alae-Kisolon Road, Maluko Slip Section, with depression road slip at Damay Section, Php5.0M, each.

Tal-uban Bridge, along CDO-Dominorog-Camp Kibaritan Road, Washed-out/Scour Bank Protection at Abut. “B” Php0.50M and Junction Manolo Fortich-Libona-Indahag Road, 11 sections, soil collapse & rock slope failure blocked the carriageway, Php0.30M.

Damages to infrastructure in the First Engineering District of Bukidnon also reached Php3.55 million to include the following:

Washed-out cross drainage due to strong current of waters, 350 cu.m. at junctions Aglayan-Zamboanguita Road, Mapulo Section, Mapulo, Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

Pocket soil collapse at Aglayan-Zamboanguita Road, Silae-Mapulo Section, Mapulo, MalaybalayCity, Bukidnon, 100 cu.m., and Pusod Bridge, San Jose, San Fernando, Bukidnon, Kapalong-Talaingod-Valencia Road, 300 cu.m.

Lumbayao Bridge, Valencia City, Bukidnon, Lumbayao Section, Lumbayao, Valencia, Bukidnon, 50 cu.m., Makalungay Section, Makalungay, San Fernando, Bukidnon, 200 cu.m., and Sitio Paso Section, Mabuhay, San Fernando, 150 cu.m.,

Erosion of footing of slope protection and grouted riprap in Salug Bridge and Mampilo Bridge in Barangays Kalagangan and Kayaga, both of San Fernando, Bukidnon, respectively.

Scouring embankment at Abutment "A" which was washed out in Pusod Bridge, San Jose, San Fernando, Bukidnon, and Batangan in Valencia City, also of Bukidnon, which is still under construction. (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)

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