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More than P62 million worth of public properties and infrastructure in Quezon City were damaged by floods brought by monsoon rains.
This has prompted city mayor Herbert Bautista to direct city engineer Joselito Cabungcal to immediately identify damaged waterways, floodways, roads, and drainages that still fall under a warranty period.
Contractors that won the bidding of the damaged projects should quickly conduct repairs, Bautista said in a statement.
Besides flood control systems, roads, and drainages, public elementary and high school buildings were among those that were severely damaged, Cabungcal said.
Total damages have been estimated at P62,686,829.19 with waterways and flood control systems amounting to P17,556,340.87; roads and drainages P36,230,488.32; and public buildings P8,900,000, Cabungcal said in his report.
Damaged waterways and flood control were the rip-rapping project at Area 5 Sitio Veterans; Kalamiong/San Mateo River; Belfast Street; Payapa Street, Violet Street and California Village, all along Tullahan River; Parkway Village along San Francisco River; Baesa Creek; Creek along Jaguar and Austin Street; Palmera Phase 4 and 5; and Sitio Ruby.
Meanwhile, damaged roads needing more than P300,000 worth of repairs are Shorthorn Road, Road 3, Gen. Segundo Street, Osmeña/Valencia Streets, Bernardo/De Vera Streets, Don Ramon Street, Baler Street, Bulacan/Moore Streets, Bansalangin Street, Times Street, F. Bautista Street, West Riverside Street, D. Tuazon Street, Malac/Capoas Streets, Bulusan Street, Calamba Street, Mayon Street, Sta Catalina Street, Dr. Alejos/Mariveles/Ipo Streets, Macopa/P. Florentino/Simon Streets, all in District I; Queensland 1 & 2, Sta Marcela Street, Belfast Street, Sauyo/Old Sauyo Road, Won Street, Baht Street, Rand Street, Dollar Street, La Naval Street, Sagingan Street and Cypress Village, all in District II; and Albert Street in District III.
Minor damages have been reported for roads and drainages in District IV, requiring more than P100,000 worth of repairs.
Meanwhile, the San Bartolome Elementary School was hardest hit by rains and floodwater, with four of its classrooms at the administration building, including school fixtures and furniture, needing repair.
Schools that also reported damages included the Masambong Elementary School, President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School, Masambong High School, Sergio Osmeña Sr. High School, North Fairview High School, Doña Rosario High School, Sta. Lucia High School, and Pugad Lawin High School.
At least 23 schools in Quezon City have also been identified as flood-prone.