Number of flood-hit villages now 126


ROXAS City – The number of barangays affected by flashfloods in Capiz climbed to 126.

From these villages, there were 3,567 families displaced (for a total of 15,792 persons), said Jose Daradar, action officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

The towns of Dumarao and Dao have the most number of affected persons.

As of 3 p.m. yesterday, 5,254 hectares of rice land or 2.377 farmers were affected. 
No injuries or casualties were reported, the PDRRMC said.

The local government unit of Dumarao extended food assistance to the victims

Meanwhile, the final report on the extent of damage in Mambusao is yet to be finalized.

Mambusao’s 13 villages were affected by flooding, followed by 11 in Sigma, eight in Panitan, 
seven each in Maayon and Dao, five in Cuartero, three in Pontevedra and one in Panay.

The PDRRMC has yet to determine the extent of damage to infrastructures, crops and livestock.

December last year, about 123 villages and 5,779 families (27,047 persons) in the province were affected by floods.

Sigma town had the most number of affected individuals, PDRRMC said.

Worst-hit were 20 barangays in Panitan in the 1st District and Dao in the 2nd District.

Three fatalities were confirmed. They were 10-year-old Gregy delos Santos of Brgy. Dapdapan, Sapian; 15-year-old Richard Diestro of Brgy. Tabuc Sur, Panitan; and another from Dao./PN


Tanco urged to rehab 
Ivisan, Dumarao roads


ROXAS City – Residents of Ivisan and Dumarao towns urged the provincial government to immediately rehabilitate provincial roads damaged by inclement weather.

Specifically, the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of Ivisan wanted Gov. Victor Tanco to fix the Ivisan-Basiao road.

This nine-kilometer provincial road traverses six barangays – Agmalobo, Matnog, Agustin Navarra, Cabugao, Balaring and Basiao.

A fishing wharf in Brgy. Basiao was constructed two years ago. It is now operational.

Also, residents and commuters in the far-flung barangay of Dacuton in Dumarao complained of bad roads.

The parish priest of Dacuton even asked the governor to repair them. Their present damaged state adversely affects the people’s daily activities, he explained.

Engr. Edgar Agana, officer-in-charge of the Provincial Engineer’s Office (PEO), vowed to take action./PN

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