Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental
January 11, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. directed the Northern Mindanao Regional Line Agency Directors and local government officials to address the immediate concerns affecting the livelihoods of Filipinos in Misamis Oriental as it begins its recovery phase from the onslaught of torrential rains and heavy flooding caused by the effects of shear line in December 2022.

“I would just like to focus on the more immediate concerns that we have,” said the President when he led the situation briefing in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental.

During the briefing, the City Government of Gingoog reported that around PhP205 million worth of infrastructural damage was incurred by the City. A total of PhP49.724 million of losses was suffered by the City’s agricultural crops and another PhP20.639 million of damages was sustained by its fisheries.

The Chief Executive ordered the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to begin the rehabilitation process of the damaged key infrastructures including public roads, spillways and flood controls once flooding has subsided.

He also gave his assurance to the local government units (LGUs) of Misamis Oriental on the release of PhP3 million that will be used to repair school buildings damaged by the flooding.

“If the LGUs can take the load, we can send you the three million plus immediately,” said President Marcos Jr. to the local chief executives of the Province.

“I’m talking about the school buildings for the repair. Yeah do it. By administration na lang para mas mabilis. Mas mabilis and mas mura,” he added.

With the damaging effects of the shear line still being felt in Misamis Oriental, President Marcos Jr. ordered the officials to continue rendering support to the affected families while the national government continues its resettlement efforts for the displaced individuals and lend various forms of assistance to help farmers and fisherfolks recover from the damages.

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