DPWH reactivates ‘Lakbay Alalay’ program for Holy Week

MANILA Starting today until early next week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will provide motorists and commuters, as well as local and foreign tourists, assistance with the reactivation of its annual Lakbay Alalay Program.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said field offices nationwide will reactivate their motorist assistance program starting at 12 noon on Holy Wednesday, March 28, 2018 until 12 noon on Monday, April 2, 2018.

The public may seek help from the DPWH field personnel with maintenance equipment on standby at navy blue-colored "Lakbay Alalay" tents along strategic locations nationwide.

Motorist assistance teams will be deployed on a round-the-clock shift to provide emergency assistance and ensure major thoroughfares are well-maintained, and free from obstructions and potholes.

They shall guarantee that appropriate warning, directional, and information signages are legibly and visibly installed.

The teams will also coordinate with the Land Transportation Office, Philippine National Police, Local Government Units and other government agencies for any assistance that may be required.

For more information about the latest travel advisories along national roads, visit the DPWH website at www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh or follow the DPWH social media pages in Facebook at https:// www.facebook.com/dpwhph and Twitter at https: // twitter. com dpwhph.

Source: Philippine News Agency