‘Ofel’ brings P390M destruction in Zamboanga del Sur, Sibugay PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 November 2012 14:24

An estimated P390 million worth of unharvest rice and other properties were destroyed by flashfloods brought about by heavy downpour spawned by Typhoon Ofel in Zambonga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur last week.

Police troopers from the Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del  Sur Police Provincial  Offices have assisted the flashflood victims as directed by Police Regional Office-9 Director Chief Supt. Napoleon R. Estilles.

Sr. Supt.  Jonathan F. Perez reported to Chief Supt. Estilles that damage to unharvest rice and other properties in Sibugay was placed at P160 million.

In Zamboanga del Sur,  Board Member Nonong Fucoy told newsmen that damage to unharvest rice and other properties totalled almost P230 million

Perez said almost 6,000 people were displaced, while six municipalities  — Buug, Imelda, Siay, Payao, Diplahan and Ipil — were affected by the calamity.

Perez said that troopers from the Provincial  Public Safety Company assisted the victims in coordination with the Department of Health and Provincial Health Office.
Sibugay Gov.  Rommel A. Jalosjos led the relief assistance operations for the victims  in affected areas.

Zamboanga del  Sur police Director Sr. Supt. William Manzan reported to Estilles that three motorized fishing boats — 2 in Tukuran and 1 in San Pablo — sank due to strong wind and big waves.

Manzan disclosed that the body of an unidentified man was fished out of the water in Illana bay, while a landslide happened in Ramon Magsaysay.

Manzan and his men also conducted assistance operations in the afrected areas.

Estilles commended the police troopers of ZSPPO and ZDSPPO for a job well done.

Fucoy  disclosed that the municipalities affected by the heavy downpour and flashfloods are  Molave, Tambulig, Ramon Magsaysay and Mahayag.

He said that Zamboanga del Sur Gov. Antonio Cerllies, Congresswoman Aurora Cerilles, Congressman Victor Yu and other officials of the province provided food and  medical assistances to the affected people. — Allen abastillas