Bridge along Biliran-Naval Road Section, Brgy. San Isidro,
Biliran, DPWH Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) is
now preparing for the Program of Works (POW) for the
restoration not only of the Santol Bridge Abutment but also
of other bridges with damaged approaches and slope
allocated for the repair of damaged national roads and bridges in
Biliran caused by typhoon Urduja
June 6, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District
Engineering Office (DEO) received P64.9M to repair/restore damaged
national roads and bridges in the province caused by typhoon Urduja.
David P. Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer said that the budget will be charged against the
Disaster-Related and Emergency Rehabilitation Fund including
National Bridges under the year 2018 General Appropriation Act (GAA),
Republic Act (R.A) 10964.
“P49.1M is allocated for
the repair/ restoration of 12 Bridge abutments and P15.8M for the
repair/ restoration of six slope protections along the national
road,” said Adongay.
Biliran is one of the
severely hit areas in Eastern Visayas Region during the onslaught of
tropical storm Urduja on December 15-16, 2017 due to landslides and
According to Adongay,
preparation of Program of Works (POW) and Plans for the repair of
said typhoon-damaged infrastructures is now on-going.
Slope Protection Structure
subject for repair/ restoration are located at Sitio Cabradilla,
Brgy. Bato, Biliran, Biliran along Biliran Circumferential Road (BCR);
Slope protection along BCR, Brgy. Bato, Biliran, Biliran; Slope
Protection along Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCR)
Cabadiangan Detour, Naval, Biliran; Slope Protection along NCCR,
Macalpe, Brgy. Cabibihan, Caibiran, Biliran; and two Slope
protections along BCR, Mokalbukal, Catmon, Naval, Biliran.
Subject for the repair/
restoration of bridge abutments are the Santol Bridge, Moog Bridge,
and Busali Bridge at Biliran, Biliran; Mapuyo Bridge, Madao Bridge,
Ungali Bridge and Tucdao Bridge at Kawayan, Biliran; Mapula Bridge
and Mainit Bridge at Caibiran, Biliran, Talibong Bridge and Balaquid
Bridge at Cabucgayan, Biliran and Bagongbong Bridge at Almeria,
Adongay revealed that
construction for the new CarayCaray Bridge and Catmon Bridge at
Naval, Biliran will be included in the district’s 2019 project
It can be recalled that
said bridges were badly damaged during the onslaught of typhoon
Urduja. These are among the major bridges that connects the province
to mainland Leyte.
The Province of Biliran is
one of the country’s smallest provinces with a land area of 536
square kilometers and a population of 171,612 as of 2015. Formerly a
sub-province of Leyte, it became an independent province in 1992.