Bauko Mayor Abraham Akilit said the municipal government has donated a 2,000-square-meter property to the Office Civil Defense-Cordillera (OCD-CAR) that will be used a location of an evacuation center.
The Benguet politiko said the move will strengthen disaster risk reduction and management in the province.
Akilit said the donation will not only benefit Bauko residents but other people from Benguet.
“We never intended to steal the limelight from any other local government when we tried our best to catch up with the prescribed deadline to prevent the funds earmarked for the project from being reverted to the general fund,” he said.
“Our primary purpose is for the province to have its own evacuation center whether it will be located inside or outside Bauko,” Akilit said.