Earthquake-affected towns in Philippines 'fully accessible'
October 22, 2013 - 9:50:02 am
MANILA: The Philippines Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Tuesday declared that all municipalities in earthquake-ravaged province of Bohol are now fully-accessible.
DILG Secretary Manuel Roxas II said personnel from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Provincial Engineering Office of Bohol have been working almost 24 hours a day.
To ensure that all roads remain inter-connected and that no municipality is isolated from the major highways, according to a Philippines News Agency (PNA) report today.
"All towns are fully accessible. The previously isolated towns of Loon, Maribojoc and Antiquera are now reachable in two hours from Tagbilaran," said Roxas.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), together with volunteer groups of mountaineers and hikers, have also despatched teams to help in the delivery of relief goods even to far-flung barangays devastated by the killer quake, he added. (QNA)