DUERO, Bohol.Lady Mayor Conrada Amparo bared that her town is severely battered by tropical storm Queenie, leaving scored of damaged properties
and public infrastructure worth millions of pesos and affecting nine coastal barangays. Mayor Amparo, in an exclusive interview, said that the Sangguniang Bayan here in special session declared the town under the state of calamity, obviously to utilize the calamity fund. A total of 58 houses are severely destroyed, costing an estimate of PhP4,825,000 and some 180 partially, worth PhP7,912,600, she said. There are a total of 202 fishing boats and their fishing gears badly
damaged, worth PhP7,322,900. The damaged seawall, concrete fence and dirty kitchen of Central Elementary school here estimated worth PhP 875,000.
The most ravaged barangay is Madua Sur based on the amount of estimate, to the tune of PhP 2,587,000 of 47 houses partially damaged and barangay San Pedro?s 23 houses partially damaged. Madua Sur?s worth of 59 damaged boats and paraphernalia is PhP1,974,000 and San Pedro?s 19 boats damaged, PhP1,365,000, the assessment signed by the mayor and MSWDO officer Avelina N. Sabandal, showed.
The mayor said that it cost her administration some PhP50,000 to clean up the debris, particularly the municipal-managed public swimming pool by the sea destroyed by the storm is worth a million pesos, Duero beach, PhP2 million, Cultural center, PhP150,000; fish port, PhP1 million. As to the rehabilitation of these damaged infrastructure, Amparo said that she might ask other agencies to the rescue in terms of funding. Meanwhile, the mayor expressed thanks to the provincial government for the assistance in terms of food packs being distributed to the victims through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development headed by Mita Tecson. Municipal Health Officer Dr. Alan Torrefranca conducted an inspection on the health of the victims and distributed what he called hygiene kit to them.