BORONGAN CITY– Residents of Baruk, Can-avid, Eastern are now protected with the newly constructed 56-linear meter flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways – Eastern Samar District Engineering Office (DPWH-ESDEO) in their barangay.

According to Niña Busa, a resident of Brgy. Baruk, they are thankful to the agency for the completion of the flood control structure because they are already safe from flooding and the strong current of the river during heavy rains.

“Nakabulig po ini dara kay han una pagbabaha kasi or pag nauran po hiya, diretso po nadako an tubig. Yana, dire na madali masulod hit tubig kay nakakaulang nama in nga aton flood control [This structure is a big help to us because before, whenever there is flood or heavy rain, the river water here overflows. But now, the flood control structure serves as a barrier and mitigates the flooding],” said Busa.

Also, Efren Alfon, barangay chairman of Baruk, shared that the completed flood control is also protecting the barangay from soil erosion and landslides.

The construction of a river control structure in Brgy. Baruk, Can-avid, Eastern Samar has a total project cost amounting to Php 9,653,383.45 funded under General Appropriations Act of 2021 and was completed on February 11, 2022.