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MANILA, Philippines - Over P14.2 million worth of infrastructure were damaged from the magnitude 7.6 quake that struck off Samar Friday, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said.
Region 8, or the Eastern Visayas region, bore the brunt of the quake's damage with P12.8 million worth of infrastructure damaged.
Based on the NDRRMC's rapid damage assessment report, the Layug Bridge (from Borogona to Taft) in San Julian, Eastern Samar was damaged and would cost around P4 million to repair. A temporary detour was created for vehicles.
The San Pedro Quinapundan Bridge in Eastern Samar also "tilted" because of the quake but remains passable to vehicles.
The Sulat Bridge, also in Eastern Samar, developed unnevenness and cracks particularly along Wright-Taft-Borongan Road. Cost of repairs is at P3 million.
Damages on the approaches and pier of the Buyayawon Bridge is at P3 million.
Aside from bridges, damages were alao reported in schools, hotels, and other commerkal establishments.
Aside from Region 8, Caraga region also reported P1.4 million in infrastructure damages in the provinces of Surigao and Agusan.
Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said Phivolcs has recorded 168 aftershocks as of 12 p.m. Saturday. Of these, only two were felt.
Power has also been restored in Samar and Leyte including Tacloban City, Siargao, and Surigao City.