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DPWH urges to complete a different road between Antique and Iloilo
On Monday, the municipal mayor of this province’s San Remigio town encouraged the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to finish the San Remigio to Leon, Iloilo road so that it might be used as a backup route by commuters traveling from Antique to the province of Iloilo.
The road from Barangay Aningalan, San Remigio to Leon town was started under the administration of the late former President Fidel V. Ramos, according to Mayor Margarito Mission, Jr., and has never been finished since.
“The Iloilo side is the issue; the San Remigio side is already finished. It hasn’t been finished yet, according to Mission.
Even worse, he noted, several areas of Antique, especially in the barangays of La Union to Aningalan, had been harmed by landslides brought on by prior disasters.
He said that Senator Legarda, Antique Representative Antonio Agapito Legarda, and the Uswag Partylist made a commitment to assist in securing the funds required to finish both the road’s construction and rehabilitation.
The Uswag Partylist, Senator Loren Legarda, and Antique Congressman Antonio Agapito Legarda all gave him his word that they would complete the San Remigio-Leon road project and fix the damaged areas on the Antique side.
According to DPWH Regional Office 6, the road’s completion will cut the travel time between Antique and Iloilo by half and will require at least PHP100 million.
Currently, it takes a commuter about two hours to get from this capital city to Iloilo City. If the San Remigio-Leon road is finished, the travel time should drop to just one hour.
The road will also be used as a detour in the event that other main thoroughfares become unusable due to disasters.
“The commuters will still have another road choice to travel once the current Hamtic, Antique to San Joaquin, Iloilo road will be deemed impassable owing to landslide,” he said.
Frequent landslides occur on the mountain road connecting Hamtic and San Joaquin, making it impassable to commuters during typhoons or periods of heavy rain.
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