Isabela exec seeks aid for road rehab
Benito Soliven, Isabela (20 October) -- The local chief executive here is seeking the intervention of provincial officials of Isabela for the rehabilitation of roads that were destroyed by typhoon "Pepeng" when it made three landfalls in Northern Luzon.
Mayor Benjamin Sanglay said the calamity fund of the municipality is not enough to finance the damages brought by Pepeng and the local chief executive thought of seeking the help of the provincial officials.
"I am asking for financial aid from the provincial government to rehabilitate the infrastructure damaged by typhoon Pepeng," Sanglay said over a local radio station here.
Portions of barangay, municipal and provincial roads linking the municipality was underwater and was eroded during the onslaught of the typhoon which is now dangerous to pass through.
Mayor Sanglay wants that all destroyed roads going to his town will soon be rehabilitated and repaired to bring back to its normal situation this inner eastern Isabela town.
The local chief executive is confident that the town's request to the provincial government be given prompt action and preferential attention by the provincial leaders. (PIA Isabela) [top]