Statement of Secretary Ignacio R. Bunye: Re Billboards
Quezon City (5 October) -- The Presidentís Administrative Order (No. 160) will give more teeth to the strict regulation of billboards so these will not pose a danger to the people.
We expect the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) along with other concerned agencies and the local government units to deliver results on the inspection the soonest possible time, and map out safety measures to keep the public out of harmís way.
We have already seen how people have been exposed to extreme danger over the reckless placement of billboards, more so if government functionaries are remiss in their duty to check these hazards.
We assure the billboard industry as a whole, however that designated areas will be provided for the safe erection of billboards. (OPS) [top]