By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The city government of Cadiz in Negros Occidental has allotted more than P30 million in next year’s budget for the repair of its drainage system.
Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr. explained that the city is two inches below sea level and they face flooding in some areas during times of heavy rain.
Escalante pointed out there are two big subdivisions whose drainage systems are not working, further aggravating the flooding in the city.
“These are in San Eusebio Subdivision and Andrea Village. But the city’s appeal to them seems to fall in deaf ears,” Escalante said.
He said that despite the fact that these are private subdivisions, the city government decided that it will be the one to repair the drainage system in the areas to end the hardship of people affected by the flooding everytime it rains.
The city government has managed to cement all the city’s roads even in the mountain areas and they will focus on the drainage system next year./DGB, WDJ