ALBUERA, Leyte– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) undertakes the Construction of Seawall in Sitio Lawis, Brgy. Tabgas, Albuera, Leyte.

According to local resident Mrs. Salvacion Dabalos, prior to the ongoing construction of the seawall, residents of Sitio Lawis had been facing the relentless onslaught of strong waves and flooding during typhoons, resulting in damage to their homes and belongings.

Kinahanglan pa mi mu-evacuate sa eskwelahan (We would need to evacuate to the school),” she stated. The vulnerability of their lives and properties to coastal hazards had caused distress for the community.

With its construction, Mrs. Dabalos and her neighbors can find solace in the reliable protection afforded by the robust infrastructure as it shields them from the destructive effects of strong weather condition.

Funded under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) 2023 with a contract cost of Php 28,900,007.48 and spanning a length of 135 meters, this vital infrastructure will significantly enhance the safety and security of the community.
(ROSITA A. TINAWIN/OIC District Engineer)