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PIA Press Release
2006/12/21

Landslide-stricken Agas-Agas road now passable

Tacloban city (December 21) -– The Maharlika Highway Agas-Agas Road Section Kilometer 1006+500 is now passable to traffic as of 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon, yesterday.

This is the content of the fax message of director Jaime A. Pacanan of the Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office 8, which was transmitted to the Honorable Secretary Ebdane.

Director Pacanan, however, stressed that the said road section is passable to traffic for light vehicles only.

He called on the travelers and motorists to heed the advisory in order to avoid more damage to the road and danger to the riding public.

The Agas-Agas Road which is a landslide-prone area was closed to traffic yesterday morning after the occurrence of a landslide in the area which made in impassable to motorists.

The Department of Public Works and Highways immediately sent a team to the area in order for clearing operations.

Director Pacanan lauded the members of the team who saw to it that the road will be opened to the riding public as soon as possible.

Agas-Agas Road which is in Sogod, Southern, Leyte is very crucial because it cuts down the number of travel time in going to Southern Leyte from Tacloban. If the travelers is going to St Bernard for example, he will reach St. Bernard in three hours more of less. If he passes through the Baybay-Bato road, he will spend at least six hours.

Director Pacanan also thanked the motorists for heeding the call not to pass through the Agas Agas road. The cooperation of the motorists paved way for earlier completion of the clearing operations, Director Pacanan said. (PIA 8) [top]

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