Beng visits flooded areas, evacuees in the east coast PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 October 2013 15:05

Mayor Beng Climaco, who has been in the thick of trying to bring the city back to normal following the 23-day siege, yesterday morning motored to three east coast barangays and visited flooded areas and the evacuees affected by the natural calamity.

Climaco together with District Engineer De Cholie M. Toble first stopped in Barangay Culianan where they visited the Villa Theresa and Dakota Heights subdivisions, which has been under thigh-deed flood water as a result of defective drainage system.

Joining them were Culianan Barangay Chairman Guilbert Alvarez and personnel from the City Engineer’s Office.

The inspection showed that the volume of flood water in the said subdivisions would hardly exit through the drainage as the area is much below the road level. It was suggested that additional dredging be made to channel the water through the irrigation structure leading to the rice field in Barangay Mercedes.

The district engineer was also tasked to coordinate with the barangay chairperson of Mercedes.

From the subdivisions, the lady chief executive visited the Children in Conflict with the Law facility also in Culianan, beside the barangay hall, where she had a brief interaction with the wards, particularly the so-called Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) children who joined the siege last month.

The CICL facility is home to 26 children with criminal records, 5 of them were MNLF kids, who either surrendered or arrested at the height of the 22-day gun battle between MNLF fighters and government troops in Sta. Catalina.

Climaco then proceeded to Zambowood Elementary School where she visited the 495 evacuees from the crisis and the flash floods.

“We are here to let you know that the city government is behind you and supports you in times of crisis and calamity,” Climaco assured the evacuees, a good number of them were women and children. — Vic Larato