TACLOBAN CITY- Typhoon ‘Ursula’ has also resulted to damages of different buildings of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in the region amounting to P5.47 million.
In a report by the regional PNP headquarters based in Palo town, Leyte, the damaged to various police stations were from the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran and the cities of Ormoc and Tacloban.
The regional headquarter also sustain damaged to its various buildings with an estimated damage cost of P528,784.
In Eastern Samar, the damages were placed at P1.68 million; Samar, P1.67 million; Leyte, P1.27 million; Biliran,P250,000; Tacloban City,P24,900; and Ormoc City,P34,400.
The buildings of these police stations sustain damages on their gutters, ceilings, scaffoldings, roofs, lamp posts and doors, the report said.
Still, B/Gen. Ferdinand Divina, police regional director, assured the public that despite of the damages sustained by the police offices, their work as peace officers are not hampered.
“The damages caused by Ursula will not hamper our effective and efficient delivery of public service to the community,” Divina said.
He expressed his optimism that their central headquarters will immediately release the needed funds so they could immediately undertake repair works.
Ursula’s wrath in Eastern Visayas resulted to the deaths of 13 people, injured more than 200 people and affected more than 230,000 families comprising 960,000 individuals. (PRO-8/PR)