ANTEQUERA, Bohol – Mayor Mario Pahang bared that Mag-aso Falls is in bad shape literally following the tropical storm “Seniang” struck this basket capital town in the province. Mayor Pahang, showing photos to BNT, said that the natural formation of Mag-aso Falls, the town’s main tourist attraction aside from its export-oriented basket-making industry that contribute to the town’s coffers, is deformed. He hinted that it may not be attractive anymore contrary to the usual sight.
Meanwhile, Mayor Pahang said that a humanitarian mission will be launched here today by the provincial government to extend post-Seniang assistance to barangay folk badly affected by the storm. The mission will be held in barangay Tupaz, where scores of storm damages are also evident. Pahang said in an exclusive interview that he expects more help for his constituents who are in need following the spoil of the storm.
He said he’s thankful for this effort of the provincial government headed by Gov. Edgar Chatto in these trying times. It will be recalled that this town is one of the badly hit by the magnitude 7.2 earthquake on Oct. 15, 2013. The tremor destroyed the public market and other public infrastructures as well as its old church.
He also confirmed that the bridge that connects barangay Tabuan has been washed out as a result of the storm. The provincial government had brought initial food packs last weekend to the barangay resident-victims following the bridge destruction. Similar mission has been launched last week in Loboc town, said to be the worst storm hit among the municipalities, where its centuries old church ruined by the earthquake, town plaza and municipal hall were practically under water during and a day after the storm due to massive flooding from Loboc river. (rvo)
Gov. Chatto placed Bohol under the state of calamity by virtue of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s declaration in a special session.The governor said he has dispatched rescue teams and mobilized distribution of ready-to-eat food and relief goods to mostly affected families in the towns of Loboc and other areas hit by the “Seniang