TACLOBAN CITY– A 122-meter concrete bridge connecting the towns of San Roque and Pambujan, both in Northern Samar was opened Thursday (Feb.8) which is expected to hasten transportation and boost economic activities.

The 122-meter bridge connecting the towns of San Roque and Pambujan was officially open to traffic Wednesday(Feb.8) which is seen not only to hasten transportation of people and services but open up for more economic opportunities for two Northern Samar municipalities.

The Laoangan Bridge, built at a cost of P122.81 million, connects several communities considered as rice-producing and dotted with beautiful beaches in both municipalities.
Governor Edwin Ongchuan, who led the opening of the two-lane bridge, said that aside from shortening the time of travel, the bridge will also help boost the economies of the two towns.

“Since there are several beach resorts in the area, it will boost the tourism sector of San Roque since it will be accessible to the tourists,” he said.

The governor added that this new development in San Roque will not only make transportation of agricultural products easier but will also increase access to health, education, and other social services of nearby communities.

Ongchuan pushed for its construction following the request of San Roque former mayor and now provincial board member Don Avalon.

Avalon expressed his gratitude to the governor and Rep. Harris Ongchuan considering of its advantages to the people.

“The bridge will not only hasten transportation but also will make it easy to bring seafood products from Bantayan Bay, where a rich sea and beautiful beaches are located,” Avalon said.

He said residents of Barangays Panenerongan and Doña Anecita of Pambujan and Laoangan of San Roque will benefit from this bridge, the board member added. (JOEY A. GABIETA)