Beneficaries of the AquaPonics solar - powered system in a photo opt with Mayor Benjamin Magalong (backrow second from right) and BFAR - CAR officials headed by Regional Director Lilibeth Signey ( frontrow left). (CCD/PIA CAR)

Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas, La Trinidad Mayor Romeo Salda and personnel at the TTMF led by Dr. Nora Ruiz leads simple send-off ceremony for six recovered patients discharged from the Provincial Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet.(photos from Benguet Governor’s Office)

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong commends the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for its Urban Aquaponics project with vegetable and fish production as he assures the city government's support to this project that helps ensure food sufficency and availability. (CCD/PIA CAR)

DA-CAR OIC Regional Director Cameron Odsey with ACT-CIS Representative anf Benguet Legislative Caretaker Eric Go Yap and Governor Melchor Diclas turn over assiatnce to farmer beneficiaries in the province of Benguet , and to DSWD-CAR for the implementation of the Gulayan sa Barangay for Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries and rge Department of Education Benguet for the Gulayan sa Paaralan programon at the Benguet Capitol on August 27, 2020. (RMC-PIA-CAR)

Senate Committee approves Kennon Road rehab bill

BAGUIO CITY, Oct. 15(PIA) -- The Senate Committee on Public Works recently approved House Bill 6491, an “Act Mandating the Full Rehabilitation and Maintenance of Kennon Road”.

Baguio City Congressman Mark Go presented House Bill 6491 he authored during the Senate hearing of the Committee on Public Works chaired by Sen. Manny Pacquiao on October 8.

Go stressed the importance of transforming Kennon Road, one of the oldest and shortest route leading to Baguio City, into an all-weather road  grounded  on  a comprehensive and scientific study.

Once signed into law, Go said the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will implement the highway’s full rehabilitation and maintenance. The road work will cover parts of Kennon Road traversing the barangays of Camps 1 to 6 in Tuba, Benguet and Camps 7 and 8 in Baguio City.

“Ang Kennon Road, kailangan maging all-weather road, passable any time, safe at walang problema kahit na umuulan,” Go said in an interview.

Go assured that there is no conflict or overlap with the scope of work with the initial agreement with the Office of Cong. Go since the bill covers the total rehabilitation from Camp 1 to Camp 8 with the DPWH as the implementing agency.

“What we wanted was an honest to goodness total rehabilitation of Kennon Road and this is provided for in my HB 6491. Our goal is basically to have an all-weather, passable, and safe road at all times and free from landslides,” Go said.

He also noted that Kennon Road is site of numerous accidents caused by landsides particularly during typhoons and heavy rains. He added that the road also remains to be a “close-open” road due to several engineering works being undertaken along the roadline. 

The Cordillera Regional DRRM Council headed by OCD-CAR Director Albert Mogol with the DPWH-CAR has been conducting inspection of Kennon Road’s ongoing projects including its critical sections even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per DPWH, Kennon Road is open for residents within the area only. (JDP/RMC -PIA-CAR) 

By Redjie Melvic Cawis



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