TACLOBAN CITY – A multi-purpose evacuation center located in Barangay Sto. Niño in Jaro town was officially turned over to the local government unit on Feb 12, 2023.

The turn-over was graced by Vice Governor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, Rep. Lolita Karen Javier (2nd district), Mayor Jassie Lou Tañala, and representatives from the Department of Public Works and Highways.

The P34.68 million worth evacuation center can accommodate at least 100 families during times of calamities and disaster.

“This multi-purpose evacuation center will be a big help to his constituents in times of calamities,” Rep. Javier said.

The facility includes a prayer room, office, stage, basketball court/volleyball court with movable beds, mess hall, kitchen, conjugal room, playroom, and a laundry area/ long lavatory.

Mayor Tañala was grateful to agencies and individuals who helped in making the project a success, especially to town councilor Teddy Cabello who donated the lot were the evacuation center was constructed.

“This building will primarily be used as evacuation center during calamities, but it can also be used for sports, meetings, and other LGU and community activities,” the town mayor said.

“My only request to the constituents, especially to the residents nearby, is to please use this facility responsibly and avoid actions that will be detrimental to its purpose,” he added.

For better access to the evacuation center, the town mayor also promised that his administration will be providing fund for the road concreting leading to the facility.