Raffy Tulfo wants probe into road accidents due to ‘spaghetti’ wires

Probe ‘spaghetti’ wire-related road accidents – Raffy Tulfo

/ 10:30 AM February 06, 2024

Raffy Tulfo wants probe into road accidents due to ‘spaghetti’ wires

Senator Raffy Tulfo seeks a probe into the alarming increase in road accidents due to so-called “spaghetti” wires. (File photo from the Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Raffy Tulfo has sought an investigation into the alarming surge in road accidents caused by hazardous dangling live cable wires over the streets, or the so-called spaghetti wires.

He filed Senate Resolution (SR) No. 922, citing the receipt of several complaints through his public service program.


“Victims of accidents caused by live cable wire mishandling often face significant challenges in pursuing recourse against the negligent parties. The difficulties faced by these victims hinder their ability to seek justice and fair compensation for injuries, fatalities, and property damage resulting from such accidents,” Tulfo said in his resolution.


The senator emphasized the need to summon electric and telephone companies and other entities managing live cable wires.

READ: Removal of spaghetti, dangling wires in Mandaue continues

He also noted the need to review the charter and mandate of certain government agencies, such as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and Department of Public Works and Highways, as well as local government units, including city engineering offices and other similar offices and agencies, to ensure the proper discharge of their tasks to keep Filipinos safe.

In a privilege speech on January 31, Tulfo fumed over the nuisances caused by what he described as “black spaghetti wires.”

According to him, these “entangled, voluminous, and eyesore” cables pose a real danger to the public.

He also said in his speech that the wires appear to be mostly from utility companies involved in telecommunication, including internet service providers and electricity distributors.

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