Some members of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (PPPP) Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the provincial government to enhance the implementation of social services in the province. (MBL, PIA CAR, Ifugao)

DTI - CAR Regional Director Myrna Pablo (right) and DTI Baguio - Benguet Provincial Director Samuel Gallardo (2nd from left) with the officials of the LGUs of Baguio City, and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Sablan and Tublay in a photo opt during the awarding of top performers in the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index. (DTI Photos)

Governor Jerry Dalipog (fourth from left) and other provincial officials receive the two plagues of the Condition Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) Annual Governance Reform Award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the province. (Photo: R. Buenconsejo)

Cordillera Regional DRRM Council and Regional Task Force COVID - 19 Chairperson Albert Mogol presides the first joint coordination meeting to look into the 2020 accomplishments and lay down a proactive roadmap for 2021 in dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and other possible threats and hazards that may endanger life and properties in the region. (OCD - CAR photos)

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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