When typhoon “Pablo” hit Eastern and Northern Mindanao, it left destruction to several areas along its path. Per report of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical and Services Administration-Department of Science and Technology (PAG-ASA-DOST) that on December 4, 2012 North and South-east of Mindanao had experienced cloudy skies with heavy rains and thunderstorms which triggered flashfloods and landslides.
Tropical Storm (TS) Pablo made landfall in BAGANGA, DAVAO ORIENTAL before 5 a.m. Tuesday. Packed with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 210 kph.Bukidnon was under storm signal number 3 in which it suffered millions of damages on infra and agri sector. However, the damages that Pablo had caused in Bukidnon is lesser compared to our neighboring provinces, ComVal and Davao Oriental wherein certain municipalities had been wiped out.
Hence, delegates from the Provincial Government of Bukidnon headed by Board Member Alfeo U. Baguio of Bukidnon-3rd District has delivered the P1-M check each to ComVal Governor Arturo Uy and Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon.
According to Governor Uy, the P1-M check is a big help especially that they are still in the stage of recovery and rehabilitation, and in sustaining foods for the victims who have nothing to rely on, when it comes to their source of income (Coconut producer). The governor said that Pablo has damage to P10-B on Agri Sector and P3-B on Infrastructure; 80% of the 245 barangays were affected; 38,000 totally damaged houses and 50,000 partially damaged. An estimated more than 1000 fatalities and more than 400 persons are still missing.
On the other hand, Davao Oriental Governor Malanyaon stated that in their province there were 406 fatalities; 3,018 injured; 22 missing; 51,763 total numbers of families affected, around 30,000 or 53% were from the 3 worst hit municipalities: Baganga, Cateel and Boston. P8.5-B worth on Agriculture were damaged and 30% on Coral Resources were also damaged; 132, 105 hectares of forestlands are destroyed. Approximately P333 million cost of losses on Trade and services.
Governor Malanyaon declared that all financial assistance be alloted for the construction of shelters for the TS Pablo victims. With the PGB’s P1-M check of financial assistance, most probably 12 housing units can be built out from it and it will be named after Bukidnon. Accordingly, when the construction will be finished, the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental will invite the Provincial Officials of Bukidnon to formally turn-over the 12 housing units.
The lady-governor thanked the PGB’s generosity and compassion in helping them ease the pain and sufferings they’re facing right now.