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  Kennon Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region was closed to vehicular traffic following the occurrence of landslide at K0242+600, Camp 7.

A passenger jeepney and a van were buried under the landslide early Monday morning, July 13, 2015 along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet that resulted to one (1) death and injuries to five (5) other persons.

Following the slide, the Department of Public Works and Highways closed the 32-kilometers Kennon Road as it clears debris on the highway.

Last week, DPWH also closed Kennon Road as heavy rains dumped by tropical Storm “Egay” triggered landslides along the highway.

DPWH equipment and maintenance crew are on standby for immediate clearing works due to continuous falling of rocks and other debris.

Warning signs are also installed along the highway prone to re-occurrence of landslide and rockslide brought by the continuous heavy rains in the Cordilleras.



  In order to shorten travel time of the expected influx of tourists going up to Baguio City during the Holy Week, DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has instructed DPWH-Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) Director Edilberto P. Carabbacan to implement an experimental one-way traffic scheme going up Kennon Road during the Holy Week.

The one-way traffic scheme would start from the Camp 1 Toll Gate at Tuba, Benguet, up to the Camp 7 Police Station (View Deck), Baguio City, and will be implemented from midnight of March 31, 2015 to midnight of April 3, 2015. All other National Roads shall remain two-way.

In consideration, residents along the stretch of the road would be allotted window times in the morning and in the afternoon from 11 a.m. to 12 noon and 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on said dates to go down Kennon Road. As such, special passes shall be issued to vehicles of certified Kennon residents only for the purpose.

To ensure safety at all times, billboards informing motorists of the one-way scheme with the specified window times were installed at strategic locations from Saytan, Rosario, to Baguio City. Flagmen will be assigned every 500 meters from Camp 1 to Camp 7 to caution motorists of the two-way traffic during the window times. Flyers will also be distributed to motorists entering Camp 1 during the window times to warn them of the two-way traffic. However, the times indicated on the flyers is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the additional one hour being provided to give sufficient time for the last vehicle entering the Camp 7 Police Station to exit the Toll Gate at Camp 1.

Relative to this, the Regional Office and the concerned District Engineering Offices (DEOs) particularly Baguio City DEO and Benguet First DEO were directed to activate their composite teams for the “Lakbay Alalay” Motorist Assistance. These comprise of personnel and mechanics to respond to emergencies/accidents and to assist the travelling public in their travel.

This one-way traffic scheme was conceptualized by Secretary Singson to shorten travel time from the lowlands to the Cordilleras to attract more tourists during special occasions/events and thus boost the economy of the Region.

All contractors were enjoined to keep the road sections under contract with their firms passable 24/7, provide traffic management teams/flagmen and install sufficient and appropriate warning signs.

These activities are also in line with the thrust of DPWH to keep all roads open and safe at all times to the riding public.



  The Department of Public Works and Highways considers implementing one-way traffic flow at Kennon Road, a scenic highway from Rosario, La Union to mountain city of Baguio this Holy Week.

Secretary Rogelio L. Singson instructed DPWH Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) Director Edilberto Carrabacan to conduct traffic study that will only allow light vehicles to use Kennon Road in going up to Baguio City this coming summer season particularly during the Holy Week.

Singson said “implementing one-way traffic at Kennon Road will prevent the re-occurrence of severe vehicular congestion starting from the junction of Kennon Road and Manila North Road in Rosario, La Union experienced last December 2014 as travelers are expected to trek Baguio City for the summer break on Holy Week”.

Aside from possibly solving crawling traffic problem due to some road repairs and maintenance works including the blocked lane by counter flowing vehicles, a one-way traffic flow at the 41-kilometer Kennon Road will lessen the occurrence of vehicular accidents as motorists negotiate the steep and winding climb up to Baguio.

Marcos Highway which is the other access road leading to Baguio City from Manila will remain open to two-way traffic especially as it is also the route travelled by public utility buses and trucks.

With the proposed one-way traffic at Kennon Road not yet implemented, Director Carrabacan warned motorists and the travelling public of the strict implementation of 10- ton limit at Kennon Road to safeguard the weak bridge at Camp 5.

Trucks loaded with vegetables, sand and gravel from La Union to Baguio and vice versa and from Camp 4 going up to Baguio and vice versa are restricted at Kennon Road and instead advised to take the Marcos Highway route.

DPWH will however allow sand and gravel concessionaires from Baguio City that derive their aggregates from Camp 6 to take the route because they are not passing the Camp 5 Bridge.



  The DPWH Abra District Engineering Office (DEO) maintained in 2014 the top place for the Road-Right-of-Way Enhancement Program of Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region.

Director Edilberto P. Carabbacan said that Abra DEO bested nine (9) other DEOs of the region with its entry at the Nagbalitangan section along Abra-Cervantes Road. Apayao 2nd DEO also defended its second rank with the Muslim Section 2 along Claveria-Calanasan Road as entry while Ifugao 2nd DEO took the third place with its entry along Banaue-Hungduan Road.

All entries of the DEOs are commendable since they are creatively made with indigenous materials and each has its own distinct uniqueness but Abra DEO’s entry had an edge over the others having driftwood and stones from the forest as materials. The gazebo is set and built beside a river where fishing can be done on a raft below. Apayao 2nd DEO’s entry is set at a mountain side sprawling beside a water falls and Ifugao 2nd DEO’s entry is strategically linked by a bridge over a flowing river. Barks of ferns were carved as arches and birds and were used as steps leading to the gazebo.

The program, now in its second year of implementation, is in consonance with the thrust of the Department to clear the Road Right-of-Way (RROW) from encroachments, free from illegal settlers and other obstructions. The “pocket gardens” will provide weary travellers a rest area, serving as stop-overs from their long trips, Carabbacan added.

Judging was done by the region’s RROW monitoring team who made quarterly visits to the all the entries, gave ratings and additional points for innovations and improvements for each particular quarter.

It can be recalled that in the CY 2013 RROW Enhancement Program, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places went to Abra DEO, Apayao 2nd DEO and Mt. Province DEO, respectively.
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