DAMAGE TO infrastructure projects under the Zamboanga City government has reached P49.9 million due to heavy rains and strong winds brought by typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) in mid-Sept., based on reports from field engineers. In a statement from the city information office, City Engineer Christopher Q. Navarro said structures in 12 barangay were affected, mainly slope and shoreline protection facilities. Mr. Navarro said these structures are crucial and he has recommended immediate restoration and reconstruction. The typhoon also caused flooding in various parts of the city, affecting houses and farm areas.