Revilla hits DPWH over collapse of bridge in Pangasinan

Revilla hits DPWH over collapse of bridge in Pangasinan

By Liza Soriano

MANILA — Senator Bong Revilla expressed his dismay over the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) following the collapse of the Romulo bridge in Bayambang, Pangasinan.

“Nakakadismaya ang pagbagsak ng Romulo Bridge sa Pangasinan. Nakakalungkot din ang hindi bababa sa apat nating kababayan ang nasugatan, at mas marami pa ang naapektuhan dahil sa insidenteng ito,” Revilla said.

“Maaari naman sanang naiwasan ito kung ginawa lang ng DPWH ang kanilang trabaho na siguruhing laging nasa mabuting kondisyon at tibay ang mga imprastruktura para sa kaligtasan ng publiko.”

He called on the DPWH to be proactive in auditing and inspecting all existing public infrastructure to ensure its structural integrity.

Revilla said that the recent collapse of the bridge in Pangasinan is a glaring example of the injurious effects of crumbling infrastructure.

“Kailangang siguraduhing matibay ang pundasyon ng mga pampublikong imprastraktura sapagkat kaligtasan ng ating mamamayan ang nakataya dito. Failure to conduct timely inspection and retrofitting of public infrastructure puts the safety and lives of our countrymen at risk.”

“Dapat rin na pangunahan na ng DPWH ang koordinasyon sa pagpapatupad ng weight limit, kung hindi man sila mismo. They have to make sure our national infrastructures are used properly,” the senator added. (ai/mtvn)

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