Salapingao Evacuation Center inaugurated

BALON DAGUPAN NEWS

THE Dagupan City government and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) inaugurated the city’s first three-storey evacuation center with a concrete roof deck on top in Barangay Salapingao on May 10.

The project was funded under the Bottom Up Budgeting program of the DILG with counterpart from the city government, all totaling P15,089,624.96 million.

The city and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) inaugurate the city’s first three-storey evacuation center with a roof deck on top in Barangay Salapingao on May 10. The evacuation center is part of the city’s disaster risk reduction management program which aims to keep people safe in the island barangay in case a storm surge occurs considering that Salapingao has no land access and can only be reached by boat. (CIO photo by Jojo Tamayo)

It is part of the city’s disaster risk reduction management program of the city which is to keep people in the island barangay safe in cases of   storm surge or tsunami since Salapingao residents can only access the mainland by boat.

With an area of 900 square meters, the evacuation center can accommodate residents of both Salapingao and Pugaro.

The land in which the structure was built was donated by Romulo O. Reyes, a resident of Barangay Salapingao and a close relative of Salapingao Punong Barangay Delfin De Guzman.

DILG Region 1 Director James Fadrilan and Mayor Belen T. Fernandez led the blessing and inauguration of the building along with the city’s department heads and division chiefs, the DILG family under City Director Rhoderick Dawis and the barangay officials of Salapingao.

In their messages, Fernandez and Fadrilan acknowledged and thanked Reyes for donating a portion of his land to the government so that the three-storey building can be constructed. (Joseph Bacani/CIO)