New road project opens up opportunities, hope for remote E. Samar town
TACLOBAN CITY – One of Eastern Samar’s most remote towns is now be connected to the rest of the province.
A road connecting Maslog town to the rest of the province was opened on Saturday, Feb. 4.
Rep. Marcelino Libanan of the 4Ps party-list group said the new road will not only help facilitate the movement of people and products, but will likewise also help ensure peace and order.
Libanan, who also serves as House minority floor leader, initiated the concreting of the P334 million road project sourced from the general funds of the government.
“This will ease our burdens in terms of transportation and delivery of our products,” said Barangay San Miguel chairman Noli Pumarejos.
He pointed out that traveling by sea to Dolores town takes more than two hours and a fare of around P300.
Another village leader, Cleto Rebarter of Tambo said that with the road construction, the people of Maslog could now travel to Dolores even during bad weather.
“We are rendered isolated during typhoons and continuous rain. And during these times, we have difficulty in accessing essential needs like food,” he said.
Lt. Col. Rudyard Garcia, the commanding officer of the 52nd Infantry Battalion based in Oras town, said the road will help address the insurgency problem, not only in the town, but the rest of Eastern Samar.
“This will have a big impact on the people of Maslog. This is a concrete evidence that the government looks after its people,” he said.