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Road repaired after 13 years except for worst part

/ 11:33 PM March 01, 2013

I want to call the attention of the concerned authorities to the Barili-Dumanjug road in south Cebu. This road (after 13 years) was finally repaired and surfaced in 2012, except for the last three kilometers or thereabout going toward the Dumanjug boundary. Pocked with so many potholes, this stretch is the worst part of the road, and yet this seems to have been deliberately neglected.
Question: Why?

Sorry, but I and many people here in south Cebu are more than fed up with the “Road Maintenance Program” of the Department of Public Works and Highways!

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We, taxpayers, have to make additional expenses for new tires, shock absorbers and time-consuming vulcanizing of punctured tires, etc. Yet, just 10 meters away, in the second district (Dumanjug), the national road has been twice or thrice tarmacked (in 2011 and 2013), though in all instances the so-called maintenance work was absolutely unnecessary.

What a mess and lack of organization! Or is this again an offshoot of the usual game that local political dynasties/syndicates play out before elections?

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—FRED DIESTELKAMP

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