MISAMIS Oriental Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) member President Elipe is calling on both telecom giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications to increase the number of cell towers along the two highways in the province so emergency situations could be addressed immediately when that need arises.
Elipe, who is reelectionist Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano’s vice gubernatorial running mate in the May 13 elections under PaDayon Pilipino, pointed out that he has observed that most parts of the 71-kilometer long Claveria-Gingoog highway do not have cellphone signals from both cartels.
“Kung dunay mga aberya or emergency, dili dayon katawag og rescue kay walay signal busa atong giaghat ang mga telcos nga mag-establish og signal sa mga highways,” he said.
Elipe manifested his proposal through an SP resolution that was passed requesting the two telecommunication firms to the effect.
Motorists’ safety is one of the concerns that Elipe had been advocating ever since he assumed the position as SP member late last year.
In November, the provincial board member took the podium and criticized the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for its asphalt overlays along the Iligan-Cagayan de Oro-Butuan highway which according to him, posed a danger to motorists.