LOON, Bohol, Feb. 25 (PIA)--As part of the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution, President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III on Monday afternoon visited Bohol again which was hit by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last October 15, 2013.
President Aquino upon arrival here proceeded to Cogon Norte in Loon to inspect the construction of bunkhouses and service facilities for the residents affected by the earthquake.
The President arrived with Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Herminio Coloma, Jr., Dept. of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Mar Roxas, Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Sec. Rogelio Singson, Department of National Defense (DND) Sec. Voltaire Gazmin and Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Dinky Soliman.
The President was welcomed by local officials headed by Gov. Edgar Chatto, 1st Dist. Rep. Rene Relampagos and Loon Mayor Lloyd Peter Lopez.
DPWH Regional Director Ador Canlas then took the President in a walking briefing of the emergency shelter bunkhouses.
The 10 bunkhouses with ten units each for 100 shelter beneficiaries of Loon has 5 communal service facilities provided for the occupants.
Service facilities include 8 restrooms, 4 shower rooms, 4 washing sink, 20 grill stove facilities and it has running water.
Of the 10 bunkhouses, 8 are partially finished while 2 are now being occupied.
Started January of this year, it is now near completion. There is also an ongoing construction of bunkhouses in Ubujan, Tubigon.
Part of the P20M fund is provided by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to DPWH, which implemented the project.
After the inspection of the bunkhouses and service facilities, the President toured the retrofitted Congressman Natalio P. Castillo, Sr. Memorial Hospital in Barangay Basac, Loon and checked some parts of the hospital damaged by the earthquake.
The President then attended the 28th anniversary celebration of the EDSA People Power Revolution beside the hospital where stories of heroism and kindness of ordinary Filipinos and resilience in the wake of calamities were highlighted.
President Aquino’s visit here is part of the celebration of the EDSA People Power anniversary. Aside from Bohol, the President also went to Cateel, Davao Oriental. He is also scheduled to visit Cebu, Leyte and Samar. (PIA7-Bohol/ECB)