DPWH: P491-M infrastructure damaged by earthquake in Cordillera

A DPWH-Mountain Province District Engineering Office backhoe clears a landslide on the Bontoc-Tocucan Road in Bontoc, Mountain Province. (DPWH-MPDO)
BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reported P491.117 million in damage to infrastructure in the Cordillera region from the magnitude-7 earthquake Wednesday, July 27.

Abra, the epicenter of the earthquake, had the most damage with P436,130,000.

Mountain Province had P133,000; Baguio City, P100 million; Ifugao, P20 million; Benguet, P18,807,138.76, and Kalinga, P16 million.

DPWH-Cordillera said among the damage were pavement cracks, road slips, landslides, rock slides, and soil collapse on national roads and bridges and flood control structures.

It continues to work on clearing roads and bridges and securing other critical infrastructure such as flood control structures and national buildings to ensure the speedy delivery of basic goods and services especially in place where they are needed most.