Holy week. ILIGAN CITY, April 18 – As pilgrims and tourists travelled toward their favorite cathedral and must-see destinations taking full advantage of the long holiday, maintenance personnel of DPWH-Lanao del Norte 1st DEO were already deployed to various sites in Iligan City and Lanao del Norte for the latest implementation of the agency’s “Lakbay Alalay” program.
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) once again deployed its Motorist Assistance Teams from the Maintenance Section this Lenten break in anticipation of the increased volume of travelers after quarantine restrictions were loosen in many areas of the country.
Dubbed as Lakbay Alalay, this motorist assistance program was implemented along strategic locations nationwide starting 12:00 noon on Holy Wednesday (April 13, 2022) until Easter Sunday (April 17, 2022).
According to District Engineer Alykhan Ali, uniformed Motorist Assistance Teams with maintenance equipment were on standby at Lakbay Alalay tents for their round-the-clock shift to provide directions and emergency assistance to passing motorists.
Teams also ensured that appropriate warning, directional, and information signages are legibly and visibly installed especially along critical sections.
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. (VNL/DPWH-PIO)
Photo caption: DPWH Motorist Assistance Teams are seen here manning the Lakbay Alalay Centers to provide directions and emergency assistance to passing motorists. The photos show the DPWH Lakbay Alalay Centers fronting San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (Tambo, Iligan City), in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Linamon, Lanao del Norte), and near the entrance of Holy Cross Parish (Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte).