A segment of the Parang-Larap road in front of the national high school in Parang. Residents of Larap wish to see how their community would look with all its roads in concrete. – MWBuzzpic by ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ
THE Larap road cementing project has already reached Purok 8 at Baranggay Larap, in Mambulao, CamNorte.
Marivic Francisco, a daily motorcycle traveler between larap and the poblacion, told MWBuzz the tip of the cement road reached Purok 8 in Bgy Larap last month (July).
Purok 8, which is located past the Sparline bridge, is about 2km from the heart of Larap.
Marivic, who lives in the baranggay, said: “Marami pong nagtatrabaho ... Maraming buhangin, graba at semento na nakahambalang.sa gilid ng kalsada sa Purok 8.
"Sabi daw po ni Meyor (Ricarte Padilla), aabot ang semento sa harap ng terminal/palengke bago matapos ang 2013.
"Tinatapos pa daw po ni meyor ang ilang project sa bundok-baranggay at sa Mambulao poblacion at sa likod ng Parang.
"Busy din po sila sa project sa Parang bridge."
Marivic said: "'Yon pong tulay sa bungad ng Pag-asa ay mukhang sisimulan na rin po ... naglagay na sila ng pedestrian pass sa gilid ng lumang tulay para magamit kapag sinimulan na ang pagkakalas."
She said she did not know whose project the bridge was.
Marivic is doing a small business at the poblacion public market and bikes home in the afternoon.
Since last year, Padilla has been appealing to the community and to overseas Mambulaoans for support to the road building project in the form of cement bag donations.
The donations would help sustain the road building resources of the Mambulao LGU which sources most of the project funding from friendly national politicians and development agencies.
MWBuzz has failed to get a reaction from Padilla regarding the target date of the road project in larap.
However, he told MWBuzz earlier he secured funding for a total of 3.2km for road cementing project in Bgy San Pedro, which is underway.
Padilla also said the LGU is building another 400m farm-to-market road from Pinyahan, also in San Pedro, to link it to the municipal road network.
Individuals wishing to donate bags of cement for the road project may contact Alfredo P Hernandez, MWBuzz editor-in-chief, through firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, or Percy A Ostonal , MWBuzz director for marketing & advertising, through firstname.lastname@example.org.