TANAY, Rizal — “‘Pag ako’y pinalad manilbihan bilang kinatawan ng bagong Second District ng Rizal, muli nating itatayo ang tulay na ‘yan upang hindi mahirapan tumawid ang ating mga kabataang mag-aaral at mga kanayon.”
These were the exact words of the Rizal District 2 congressional aspirant in Cong. Omar A. Fajardo (featured image above) after he made an ocular inspection of the broken footbridge recently together with local leaders Nemesio Santos and Omar Escalante (not in photo).
What remained of the once serviceable structure of a hanging bridge was its main mooring on the other end.
The footbridge (photo below) served as the main walkway for students coming to and from Magata Elementary School before typhoon Ulysses tore it down in November 2020.
It is located in Sitio Mangahan in Barangay Laiban, Tanay Rizal.
“Once I get elected, I promise, the bridge will be in service again to our students in town,” Fajardo said. (ai/mtvn)