BALANGKAYAN, Eastern Samar – The Department of Public Works and Highways Eastern Samar District Engineering Office has completed the construction of a new access road leading to the inner Senior High School of Balangkayan National High School in Brgy. 2, Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. This has brought great relief to senior high school students and teachers who have had to navigate a rocky and slippery road before.
The newly constructed road, with a length of 240 meters, was built with an appropriation of P10 million. Project Engineer Jose Gajutos confirmed its completion during his inspection.
According to Emma Abot, a teaching staff member, the previous road condition was a significant challenge, causing several accidents among motorists, and was a reason for parents not attending PTA meetings and students not coming to school.
She stressed that the new access has made commuting to the school more accessible and safer for students and staff members, especially during the rainy season.
“The road has prevented accidents involving students and has made it possible for parents to attend PTA meetings, which was a challenge before,” said Abot.
The senior high school teacher also recognized that the construction of the concrete road has resulted in increased student attendance, positively impacting their education.
“Since the construction of the concrete road, our students can now attend school even during the rainy season. It has made their journey to school easy and safe, and we are happy to report that no accidents involving our students have been reported since its completion,” added abot.
Abot also expressed her gratitude to the government for providing proper road access and she also gave thanks to Congresswoman Maria Fe Abunda, who became instrumental in securing funding and making the project a reality.
District Engineer Alvin Ignacio said that the completion of the access road is a significant milestone for the Balangkayan National High School Community.
“The new road has provided a safer and more accessible commute for students, staff members, and parents. It is a testament to the government’s commitment to improving the quality of life of Filipinos, especially those in inner areas,” said DE Ignacio.
The construction of the access road began on June 22, 2023, and was completed on August 15, 2023. (PR)