CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, Nov.16 (PIA) -- Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 3 sent a team to Bicol to assist in the clearing operations there following Super Typhoon "Rolly".
DPWH Regional Director Roseller Tolentino said eight technical personnel were deployed in Cagsawa in Daraga, Albay.
"Among those deployed include two engineers, three heavy equipment operators, and three heavy equipment mechanics. They operated the DPWH crawler tractor equipment mobilized by Bureau of Equipment," he said.
"In several instances, we have been supporting all the calamity response efforts of the Department. In fact, in January this year, we deployed our personnel and equipment to Batangas after the Taal Volcano erupted," Tolentino furthered.
DPWH Region 3 likewise provided logistical assistance to hospitals during the height of the enhanced community quarantine.
Meanwhile, Tolentino said most of the District Engineering Offices (DEO) in Central Luzon are still clearing obstructions due to landslides after the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses that rendered roads and bridges impassable until now.
"We have properly coordinated our pre-disaster plans to local government units through the local disaster risk reduction management offices. Personnel and equipment were immediately pre-positioned and our DEOs have continuously monitored the typhoon," Tolentino shared.
"Our DEOs immediately implemented their respective post-disaster response activities. That is the reason why we managed to promptly act on the damages on our roads brought by the typhoon," he said. (CLJD-PIA 3)