completed Climate Change and DRRM Office of the Department
of Agriculture in Brgy. San Agustin, Gandara, Samar.
P9-M projects to the Department of Agriculture
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
October 25, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways Samar First District
Engineering Office (SFDEO) completes the construction of various
projects under its convergence program with the Department of
These four projects have a
combined allocation of P9.27 million sourced from the Yolanda
Recovery and Rehabilitation Program (YRRP) Fund of 2017, broken down
as follows: 1) Establishment of Climate Change and Disaster Risk
Reduction Management (DRRM) Office, Gandara costing P2.5 million; 2)
Rehabilitation of Staff House, San Jorge costing P2.58 million; 3)
Rehabilitation of Guest House, San Jorge costing P2.5 million; and
4) Rehabilitation/ Re-establishment of Plant Nursery Shed Storage,
San Jorge costing P1.18 million.
The flagship project among
the four is the establishment of the climate change and DRRM office
As a country that is
always hampered by typhoons, every station under the Department of
Agriculture has a climate change and DRRM office. Its purpose is to
monitor data relevant to the DA’s disaster preparedness activities.
“Here in Samar, we have
identified Gandara as a disaster-vulnerable area. The office will
help us determine the volume of buffer seeds and livestock needed by
the farmers of the affected community to avoid food shortages during
calamities.” said Mr. Rolando Hepe, an officer of the DA and focal
person of the Yolanda Recovery and Rehabilitation Program.