A LANDSLIDE blocked a portion of a major road in Sitio Upper Lupa in Barangay Sapangdaku, Cebu City since last Sunday.
This, as 32 barangays have yet to submit their list of disaster and life saving equipment worth P1 million to be bought by the city.
Councilor Dave Tumulak said a road leading to Barangay Pamutan and other mountain barangays was affected by the landslide since Sunday.
It took them the entire day yesterday to clear the area.
Because of the incident, residents there took two rides to reach the downtown area.
“Tawo ra gyod ang makaagi sa area mao nga ang mga commuters ipasa na lang sa laing sakyanan to other portion of the road aron makaabot sa ilang destination (Vehicles cannot pass the road),” Tumulak said.
Farmers have not been able to deliver their harvest downtown because of the blockage.
Tumulak, who also presides over the Cebu City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CCDRRMC), said heavy equipment was sent to the area to clear the road of rocks and soil.
No damage to property was recorded.
Meanwhile, Tumulak also urged the 32 remaining barangays to submit their request for the purchase of disaster equipment.
The barangays that have submitted their request are Barangays Basak Pardo, Basak San Nicolas, Buot, Buhisan, Duljo-fatima, Guadalupe, Inayawan Kalunasan, Kinasang-an, Mambaling, Pamutan, Pasil, Poblacion Pardo, Pung-ol Sibugay, Punta Princesa, Quiot, San Nicolas Proper, Sapangdaku, Suba, Sudlon I, Sudlon II, Tabunan, Tagbao, Toong, Apas, Agsungot, Bacayan, Binaliw, Budlaan, Busay, Kamagayan, Lorega, Lusaran, Mabini, Mabolo, Malubog, Paril, Pit-os, Sambag I, Sambag II, San Antonio, San Jose, Sibugay, Sirao, Sto. Niño, Tejero, T. Padilla and Pahina Central.
Tumulak said among those that have yet to submit their request are the landslide-prone barangays of Guba, Babag and Pulangbato.
“Kon dunay mahitabo sa ilang barangay unya wa silay ekipo sila ra gihapon ang mag-suffer ug manubag sa ilang constituent (They will be the ones answerable to their constituents),” he said.
Tumulak is proposing to the Council that each barangay gets P1 million to buy disaster equipment.
This will be taken from the P80-million lump sum appropriation that the City has set aside this year for disaster response and rescue- or calamity-related equipment.