Catarman, Northern Samar– Top officials led by District Engineer Mario D. Villena of the Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar First DEO inspected the reported damaged road slope protection in Brgy. Magsaysay, Lope De Vega Northern Samar (K0783+500) along Catarman-Calbayog Road (S00050SM).

DE Villena was accompanied by Assistant District Engineer Vivian G. Biaco and Acting Maintenance Chief Engineer Dahlia T. De Asis to oversee the extent damaged road slope by incessant rains caused by low pressure area.

The reported damaged road slope protection has a total estimated length of 160meters with an estimated amount of Php 140M.

District Engineer Mario D. Villena immediately directed the Maintenance Engineer to submit report to the regional and Central office and request for appropriate funding for the immediate repair/rehabilitation of the said area.

“The road section is now vulnerable with higher risk of being totally cut-off if the collapsed slope protection is not reconstructed immediately,” said DE Villena.

For the meantime, the maintenance section installed road safety devices, barriers/signages to caution the travelling public in traversing said road section for their safety.