Motorists who will spend the Lenten season in Southern Leyte can expect 24-hour assistance along major roads as the Southern Leyte District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways reactivated its “Lakbay Alalay” program from April 10-17, 2017.
A skeletal force consisting of 16 personnel and mechanics from the District Office is deployed in six strategic areas along national roads to assist the riding public on emergency situations.
Uniformed motorist assistance teams are positioned along Maasin City area; Divisoria Junction, Bontoc town; Junction Sogod (Maharlika Highway), Sogod town; Junction Concepcion, San Miguel, Sogod town; and Junction Himay-angan (Maharlika Highway), Liloan town.
District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia said that the team was directed to coordinate with the Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police, Local Government Units and other government agencies for any assistance that may be required.
As a preparation for the Lenten season, Secretary Villar directed Regional Directors and District Engineers to conduct inspection and ensure all major routes are free from patholes, pavement markings are reflectorized and proper signage and warning signs are installed with clear and safe distance of all ongoing construction projects.
“Lakbay Alalay” is the annual program of the DPWH operationalized on all its Regional and District Engineering Offices nationwide during the celebration of the Holy Week. It is aimed at providing assistance to Filipinos who take advantage of this time of the year and travel across provinces for vacation or for pilgrimage.