Typhoon ‘Paeng’ leaves more than P2-B in damages

DPWH office

The partial cost of damage to national roads, bridges, and flood control structures that Typhoon “Paeng” left has reached P2.09 billion, the Department of Public Works and Highways shared.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What is the partial cost of damage to national roads, bridges, and flood control structures that Typhoon Paeng left?

    The partial cost of damage to national roads, bridges, and flood control structures that Typhoon “Paeng” left has reached P2.09 billion, per DPWH estimate.
  • How many roads are still closed to traffic that Typhoon Paeng left?

    According to DPWH, 24 road sections around the country are still closed to traffic as of Thursday morning.
  • The estimated sum was based on the department’s Bureau of Maintenance, which stated that the total cost of damage on national roads as of today (November 3) was already at P917.80 million, P523.80 million on national bridges, and P652.76 million on flood control structures.

    Below is the estimated amount of damage by location:

    • Ilocos Region: P58.40 million
    • Cagayan Valley: P61.03 million
    • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): P227.02 million
    • Central Luzon: P54.50 million
    • Calabarzon: P967.09 million
    • Mimaropa: P130.40 million
    • Bicol region: P74.83 million
    • Western Visayas: P150.41 million
    • Central Visayas: P8 million
    • Eastern Visayas: P60 million
    • Soccsksargen: P102.68 million
    • Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao: P200 Million.

     The DPWH also said that 6 a.m. today, 24 road sections around the country are still closed to traffic due to damaged pavement/slope protection, road cut, collapsed bridge, damaged bridge approach, flooding, and fallen debris among others.

    The affected sections are the following:

    Luzon

    • Claveria - Calanasan - Kabugao Road, in Salagunting Section, Eva, Calanasan, Apayao due to road cut;
    • Congressman Andres Acop Cosalan Road in Sitio Bileng, Barangay Duacan, Kabayan, Benguet due to soil collapse;
    • Banaue - Hungduan - Benguet Boundary Road (Tertiary Road) Tulludan and Tukucan sections in Tinoc, Ifugao due to soil collapse, damaged pavement and shoulder;
    • Lubuagan - Batong Buhay - Abra Boundary Road in Dangtalan and Balatoc Pasil section; Lower Uma, Lubuagan section; and Batongbuhay, Lubuagan section in Kalinga due road slip, soil and rock collapse, debris flow
    • Balbalan - Pinukpuk Road, Maling Section in Balbalan, Kalinga due to debris flow;
    • Manila North Road, K0611+680 Claveria Bridge detour in Cagayan due to damaged bridge approach;
    • Cabagan-Sta. Maria Overflow Bridge, Cabagan Sta. Maria Road in Isabela due to high water elevation;
    • Gamu-Roxas Road Carappigan Bridge K0404+400 Isabela due to high water elevation;
    • Nueva Ecija-Aurora Road K0211+786, Diteki River Detour Road in Aurora due to high water elevation;
    • Talisay-Laurel-Agoncillo Road, Barangay Bugaan, Laurel, Batangas K0096+950 due to collapsed slope protection;
    • Tagaytay - Taal Lake Road, Barangay San Jose, Tagaytay City, Cavite due to fallen debris/ landslide;
    • Bantilan Bridge along Barangay Manggalang-Bantilan, Sariaya, Quezon due to collapsed bridge;

     Visayas

    • Iloilo-Antique Road Paliwan Bridge in Barangay Cubay North, Bugasog and Old Ypayo Bridge in Poblacion, Patnongon, Antique due to collapsed bridge and reflected cracks between bridge abutment and approach;
    • Bugo-Gen. Fullon Road. Igmataning Bridge, K0130+(589), Sinundulan, San Remigio, Antique due to flooded carriageway and collapsed road slope protection;
    • Sibalom-Pis-anan Road (Tertiary Road) K0111+300, Barangay Nagdayao, Sibalom, Antique due to road cut;
    • Iloilo Antique Road, Oyungan Bridge in Barangay Oyungan, Miag-ao Iloilo due to bridge settlement, soil collapse and damaged slope protection;
    • Guimbal-Igbaras-Tubungan-Leon Road K0035+220, Barangay Nito-an, Guimbal Iloilo due to road slip;
    • Jaro-Dagami-Burauen-La Paz Road, Barangay Moguing, Burauen, Leyte, Marabong Bridge due to settlement of pier;

    Mindanao

    • Awang-Upi-Lebak-Kalamansig Palimbang-Sarangani Road in Brgy Sta. Clara to Brgy Paril Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat and Namat Masla Bridge, K1989+634 in Barangay Namat Masla,Sultan Kudarat due to soil collapse and scoured embankment at abutment, damaged revetment;
    • Ninoy Aquino-Lebak Kalamansig Road, Upper Limulan Bridge in Barangay Limulan, Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat due to scoured bridge abutment A and scoured embankment under approach slab;
    • Isulan Junction-Ninoy Aquino Road, Bagumbayan Bridge, Barangay Poblacion, Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat due to scoured approach;
    • Cotabato-Lanao Road, Sarakan Bridge in Matanog, Maguindanao and Libuan Bridge, (abandoned bridge) due to abutment failure and scoured abutment;
    • Highway Tamontaka - Junction Tapian Wharf Road, Tinabon (Ledepan) Bridge, Brgy Badak, Datu Odin Sinsuat, and sections in Barangay Badak, Datu Odin Sinsuat, K1864+500 - K1868+-291 and Tapian Bridge, K1866+705, Barangay Tapian due to collpased bridge and soil erosion; and
    • Marbel-Allah Valley-Cotabato Road, K1796 + 125, Kabulnan Bridge, Brgy Labu Labu, Datu Hoffer, Maguindanao due to scoured bridge abutment.

    DPWH Quick Response Teams were instructed to speed up clearing operations along remaining closed roads while ensuring warning signs and barricades are installed for public’s safety.

    Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has deployed a 28-man team to provide assistance to affected communities in Maguindanao province.

    The team, which is made up of personnel from the Public Safety Division, shall move from one calamity-stricken town in Maguindanao to another to provide clean water to typhoon victims.

    MMDA's 28-man team to Maguindanao

    "The team will set up water purifiers in various communities with limited to no supply of clean water. Some will also help in the ongoing operations to clear the roads affected by massive flooding and landslides," newly-reinstalled MMDA Acting Chair Romando Artes said.

    The team brought with them 40 units of portable water purification systems, which can filter 180 gallons of water per hour, and some equipment for road clearing operations.

    MMDA's 28-man team to Maguindanao

    The team was ordered to coordinate with the 6th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army and stay in Maguindanao province for a period of 15 days.

    Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways Facebook page, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

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