05 December 2006

Our city the day after Reming

SCENES around Naga City the day after Typhoon Reming battered Bikolandia. From top to bottom:

(1) A Casureco wooden pole split in two, with the upper end dangling in midair.

(2) Fallen acacia trees blocking the Naga-Carolina road at Km 5 junction.

(3) The wrecked NFA warehouse meets its end, after 34 years of public service.

(4) The roofless Metro Naga Sports Complex grandstand, three-time venue of the Palarong Pambansa (National Games). Some of the roofspans were hurled at the gate of the Ateneo de Naga high school campus 50 meters away.

(5) The Seaoil gasoline station along Magsaysay Avenue.

(6) What was left of the Hope Christian School gymnasium along Panganiban Drive. The school will reopen on Monday (Dec 11), a week later than others in the city.

(7) An overturned native gazebo sits on its roof in Barangay Cararayan.

(8) Army personnel helping direct traffic as Maharlika Highway is cleared of fallen acacia near the Carmelite Convent in Concepcion Pequena.

(9) One of the public school buildings destroyed by Reming. DepEd-Naga estimates place the total damage at P30.5 million.

(10) Mayor Jesse Robredo (right) and Vice Mayor Gabby Bordado visit one of the 6,520 households with partially damaged homes in the city. Together with some 1,000 families whose units were totally destroyed, they represent 29% of Naga's total household population.

(11) Ongoing work at the Naga City Coliseum at CBD 2, already hampered by Milenyo, suffers a more terrible setback.

2 comments:

Jepoy said...

I would appreciate if you would post a banner on my little online donation drive for people outside the philippines :)

http://jepoyeng.blogspot.com/2006/12/typhoon-reming-donation-drive.html

Willy B. Prilles, Jr. said...

It's done, Jepoy.:)