Bacolod gets P39-M equipment for disaster management

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Mayor Evelio Leonardia led the turnover ceremony for the newly purchased equipment and vehicles of the city government intended for disaster management, costing a total of P39 million, at rites at the Bacolod City Government Center grounds.

Joining the mayor at the blessing, presentation and turnover ceremony for the equipment and vehicles were Rep. Greg Gasataya, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Caesar Distrito and Dindo Ramos, Barangay Singcang-Airport Captain Rosinie Distrito and Kagawad Simple Distrito, and Barangay Sum-ag Captain Rodney Carmona.

Rotary Club of Bacolod Boys and Girls Week officials, led by Boy Mayor Ken Paolo Gilo, also joined the officials.

The equipment and vehicles include one sewer jet costing P20.9 million, one motor grader – P14.5 million, and two ambulance cars – with a total cost of P3.9 million.

The sewer jet was turned over to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), the motor grader to the City Engineer’s Office, and the ambulance cars to Barangays Sum-ag and Singcang-Airport.

Councilors Caesar Distrito and Dindo Ramos facilitated the purchase of ambulance vehicles.

CDRRMO OIC Dondon Parandas said the new sewer jet will be a big help in the de-clogging of drainage systems faster in order to avoid flooding.

The ambulances were each received by Carmona and Distrito.* (News/Photo by PIO/NDB)

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