DPWH Bicol launches ‘Alalay’ for Undas

BY Connie Calipay

LEGAZPI CITY -— In line with the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) thrust of assisting all motorists in the forthcoming observance of All Saints’ Day on November 1, Secretary Mark Villar directed all regional directors and district engineers to activate a composite team who will aid the traveling public.

In Bicol, DPWH Regional Director Virgilio Eduarte has ordered the deployment of Motorists’ Assistance Centers on strategic locations of the national highway of Bicol, Lucy Castañeda, DPWH Bicol spokesperson in an interview on Friday said.

“Each District Engineering Office in the region organized team ready to give free roadside emergency repair assistance to motorists during long holidays. These teams are composed of engineers, car mechanics, equipment operators and other service crews.”, she added.

Castañeda said the program, dubbed as “Lakbay Alalay” will start at 7:00 a.m. on October 31, 2018 until 12:00 noon of November 4, 2018.

“The director wants to make sure that all motorists who needed help must be given immediately and all measure should be vigorously undertaken”, she added.

This is in coordination with the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) officials. These 29 Centers will be installed at the following locations:

Albay province : Lidong, Sto. Domingo (Daang Maharlika); Salugan,Camalig, Albay (Daang Maharlika); Paulog, Ligao City (in front of Albay 3nd DEO);

Camarines Norte: Tabugon, Sta. Elena;

Camarines Sur: Tambo, Pamplona (Daang Maharlika); Concepcion Grande, Naga City; Pili-Tigaon-Albay Boundary Road;Lourdes Young, Nabua; Bato Resthouse, Agos (Daang Maharlika); and Along Andaya Highway (Daang Maharlika) Lupi-Sipocot-Libamanan Boundary Road;

Catanduanes: Sipi, Bato (Catanduanes Circ. Road); Divino Rustro, San Andres; and Sto. Domingo, Virac;

Masbate: Batuan Section, San Fernando South road; San Fernando North Road; San Jacinto section of San Fernando Road; Monreal section of san Fernando; San Pascual-Claveri Road ; Claveria Side of San-Pascual-Claveri Road; Nursery Masbate City; Crossing Malinta; Masbate North to South roving Unit; Junc. Buenavista; Brgy. Balocawe, Dimasalang; and Junc. Cataingan.

Sorsogon: Pepita Park,Bulabog Sorsogon City and San Pedro Multi-Purpose Brgy. Hall, Irosin

At the DPWH, Rawis, Legazpi City, a skeletal workforce from Maintenance Division (Tel. #482-0429) will man the office to receive reports from field offices and to render emergency services that may be required during the said holidays.