Motorists travelling the Babatngon to San Miguel road were stranded for more than two hours due to the unfavourable road condition in the section of Barangay Bacung Babatngon Leyte.
The tires of two trailer trucks and an Elf got stuck in the mud, blocking the supposed to be a two lanes road section.
Heavy equipment owned by the contractor towed the trailer truck to give way for the motorists who were becoming impatient due to the delayed response of the contractor and DPWH officials from the 1st Leyte Engineering district that has jurisdiction in the area.
DPWH should set up a command post in the area to provide direction/guidance and assistance to motorists and to ensure public safety under the circumstances.
WARAY TAGA DPWH NGA NAKADTO. WARAY PA KAMO KAHUMAN PAG INIHAP HAN IYO BUHAY BUHAY?
The road section is under construction for several years now according to the residents who were asked by isumat news team. The construction firm who got the contract is Yakal Construction.
According to a resident who requested not to be identified said that “Danay Trabahoon , Bayaan naman hit contractor it pag trabaho hini nga kalsada”
So, what’s the status of this project? How much is the budget and fund releases, the number of days in which the project is expected to be completed and other pertinent information relative to the project. The public has the right to know!
The Babatngon-San Miguel Road is an alternative route for motorists travelling from Tacloban to Ormoc while the repair and rehabilitation of bridges in Barangay Dapdap in Alang Alang and in Hiagsam Jaro, Leyte that were damaged by typhoon Seniang is being undertaken.
Here are some of the pictures that were taken by isumat news team
The trailer trucks and an elf that got stuck in the mud along the Babatngon-San Miguel road.
Vehicles that were stranded due to the poor road condition