The municipality of Abuyog, one of the largest towns in Leyte province, faces the Leyte Gulf and looks out across the Pacific Ocean.
Typhoon Yolanda devastated the town, including two of its important structures – the local municipal building, and civic center.
“Despite the fact that the two-storey municipal building is made of concrete, it was still damaged by the typhoon,” local resident Edgardo C. Brillo explains.
Meanwhile, the civic center serves as a local cultural center. “It’s our main venue,” says resident Armetio P. Zuniga. “We use it for gatherings, seminars and other related activities for the community.”
With the assistance extended by RAY DILG, these two facilities were repaired following the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
In the civic center, a new roof and roof framings were installed. Along with plumbing and electrical works, doors and windows were also fixed.
Nearby, at the municipal building, repair works included the roof, ceiling, stage, doors, and windows. Painting and plumbing works were also undertaken.
“Since the municipal building houses different government offices, the rehabilitation greatly benefited the community,” Edgardo explains. “In fact, not only were my expectations for the project met, but furthered improved.”
“The repair in the civic center was done quickly,” Artemio adds. “The roofing was greatly improved. In addition to that, floor tiles were placed on various offices at the second floor. This project is beneficial to the community for all activities like seminars, graduations, and weddings. The rent is also income generating for our local government.”