Pagcor-funded facilities in Cagayan inaugurated

THREE municipalities within the province of Cagayan turned the newest beneficiaries of the Multi-Objective Evacuation Middle (MPEC) undertaking of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) after the state-run gaming company inaugurated the newly constructed services on March 10 and 11.

The Pagcor-funded basketball-court kind multi-purpose services value P12.7 million every have been formally unveiled within the cities of Amulung, Solana and Peñablanca, a press release from Pagcor learn.

Within the municipality of Solana, the evacuation facility constructed within the flood-prone Barangay Malalam-Malacabibi, was already used as a brief shelter final October 2022 after the gates of Magat dam have been opened to launch water, following the onslaught of Tropical Storm Paeng (worldwide title Nalgae).

Solana municipality

ACCORDING to Solana Municipal Mayor Jennalyn P. Carag, regardless of being partially accomplished, the Pagcor-funded evacuation facility already supplied secure refuge to 80 households from low-lying communities of their city.

Carag was quoted within the assertion as saying in Tagalog that when TS Paeng, the water stage in Magat Dam rose.

There have been barangays in our city which have been remoted, akin to Dasun, Bauan and Malalam-Malacabibi. Even when this evacuation middle was simply being constructed, it has already helped, she added.

Within the city of Peñablanca, Pagcor’s evacuation facility was constructed within the distant barangay of Minanga, which is nearly two hours away from the city middle and has no entry to telecommunication. The group’s mountainous location and partly unpaved roads, make it difficult for the native authorities to ship swift help to locals each time they’re affected by pure disasters.

Peñablanca, Amulung

Peñablanca Mayor Washington M. Taguinod was quoted within the assertion as saying that with the completion of the Pagcor-funded evacuation middle within the far-flung Barangay Minanga, locals—together with indigenous peoples residing on the foot of Sierra Madre—might be assured of a secure shelter in addition to a venue the place the native authorities can obtain reduction items and different primary authorities providers in occasions of disasters.

In the meantime, Amulung Municipal Mayor Elpidio R. Rendon additionally expressed his gratitude to Pagcor for giving the weak sectors of their group a safe evacuation shelter throughout calamities.

“In Amulung, we’ve got recognized typhoons, landslides, drought and flood as main hazards. The flood alone impacts 17 of the 47 barangays. This case pushes us to boost the adaptive capabilities of our communities which can be uncovered to flooding. This evacuation middle might be of nice assist to the weak members of our group—such because the aged, youngsters and pregnant girls—particularly through the onslaught of pure disasters,” Rendon was quoted within the assertion as saying.


PAGCOR Vice President for Company Social Duty Group Ramon Stephen R. Villaflor, who graced the inauguration of the evacuation services in Cagayan, was quoted within the assertion as saying that as a substitute of setting up a two-storey constructing, the state-run gaming agency supplied funding for 4 basketball-court kind multi-purpose services in cities which can be most weak to flooding.

Apart from Amulung, Solana and Peñablanca, the city of Iguig additionally obtained a basketball-court kind evacuation facility. Closing inspection of the undertaking in Iguig was already carried out.

In the meantime, other than the province of Cagayan, Pagcor additionally not too long ago inaugurated 2-storey multi-purpose evacuation facilities value P50 million every within the cities of Floridablanca and Candaba in Pampanga. Over 200,000 residents from mentioned municipalities stand to profit from the fashionable and spacious buildings.

To this point, a complete of 24 MPECs have been utterly constructed and inaugurated nationwide whereas 53 are nonetheless present process development.

Picture credit: Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.