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Saturday, November 2, 2013
Traffic near Capitol
(The letter is addressed to Gov. Hilario Davide III and Citom Chairman Ruben Almendras)
I pass by the Capitol building every day and I have noticed that traffic is always monstrous at the corner of Escario St. going to M. Velez St.
From Escario St., vehicles occupy three lanes and these vehicles are siphoned into one lane upon turning right to M. Velez St., thus the clogging at the said junction.
I noticed that there is a very wide pedestrian pathway beside Capitol building and this is a waste of space because only very few people use it.
I suggest that we reduce the width of that pathway and leave only 20 percent or 10 percent of the present width so motorists can have a wider road.
This will help ease traffic in that area.--Engr. Monito Bohol
No sad goodbyes
The barangay election is over. Now it is time to heal, to reconcile and to move on. It also time to bid the losers sad goodbyes or good riddance.
Since our garbage problem in lower Hermag, Tabok, Mandaue City has remained unsolved to this day, there will be no sad goodbyes for our ex-barangay chairman from me.--Joseph Dabon of Tabok, Mandaue City
Last Oct. 24, 2013, we went to Bohol to extend financial assistance to four towns heavily stricken by the recent earthquake. Along the highway, we saw several infrastructures such as houses, churches and schools that were destroyed partially or totally.
One of our companions, a former contractor of the province, said that almost the entire province had no sand and gravel available.
In the past, sand was extracted from the seas, refined and then added to the cement. Another way was to crush stones as substitute for sand.
It was only in the early ‘90s that sand and gravel were shipped from Leyte, but this was costly.
Is this a factor in the collapse of structures in Bohol during the earthquake?--Reine P. Yaras, SB Member, Asturias, Cebu
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 03, 2013.