Aurora town benefits from typhoon-resilient evacuation center funded by Pagcor
Residents of Dingalan town in Aurora province can now take shelter in a typhoon-resilient evacuation facility during big storms thanks to a project funded by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor).
A two-story Multi-Purpose Evacuation Center (MPEC) in Dingalan worth P50 million was opened on Thursday, according to a Pagcor statement quoted by the Philippine Information Agency on Friday.
A PIA report quoted Barangay Ibona Captain Ricardo Balala Jr. as saying their situation is “far from ideal because the classrooms, which they use as evacuation facilities during calamities, are not designed for such purpose.”
Dingalan Mayor Shierwin Taay said the MPEC in their area is a realization of a long-time dream.
“Salamat sa Diyos dahil ang pangarap na ito na magkaroon ng isang landmark building sa timog bahagi ng Dingalan ay nagkaroon ng katuparan sa araw na ito. Maraming maraming salamat po sa Pagcor,” he said in the PIA report.
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