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State of the art! Alfred Vargas inaugurates new evacuation center in Fairview

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Quezon City’s fifth district just set the bar high for disaster risk reduction (DRR) with the completion of the modern regional evacuation center in Barangay Fairview.

Rep. Alfred Vargas recently inaugurated the evacuation center, which can accommodate over 150 families.

In his speech, Vargas said the center is a statement of assurance from the national and local governments that they will always uphold and protect the dignity of Filipinos especially in times of calamity.

“Ang mensaheng gustong iparating ng DPWH, ni Pangulong Duterte, ni Sen. Bong Go, ang mensahe ni Alfred Vargas, PM Vargas at Mayor Joy Belmonte, dito sa Quezon City, magtiwala ka, hindi ka namin papabayaan, hindi namin babalewalain ang dignidad ng bawat mamamayan,” he said.

The evacuation center features separate toilets and shower rooms for men and women, infirmary and pharmacy, laundry and drying area, centralized kitchen, stock room for relief goods, breastfeeding room, prayer room, and roof deck. It also has a paging system room with security cameras, generator, garbage segregation facility, wheelchair ramp, elevator, fire alarm system, and fire exit.