All Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) regional and district engineering offices will once again deploy teams that will aid motorists in the forthcoming long weekend for the nationwide observance of All Saints’ Day.
DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan said the Department’s motorist assistance program dubbed “Lakbay Alalay” has been reactivated and will be operational along strategic locations nationwide starting 7 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, until 12 noon of Wednesday, November 2.
DPWH “Lakbay Alalay” Teams are composed of uniformed field and crew personnel with maintenance equipment on standby in navy blue-colored tents along identified stations.
“Our teams will be working on a round-the-clock shift to provide emergency assistance to travelers and ensure major thoroughfares are well-maintained and free from obstruction and potholes,” Bonoan said.
Bonoan also ordered implementing offices with ongoing projects to ensure that proper safety signage and traffic advisories are posted by contractors, in order prevent traffic slowdown along major roads and routes leading to cemeteries.
Furthermore, DPWH is in close coordination with other government entities such as Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine National Police (PNP), and Local Government Units (LGUs) for any required assistance.*