NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, Northern Samar– The Department of Public Works and Highways Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office (DPWH NSSDEO) headed by OIC-District Engineer Charlito S. Carlobos reactivated the DPWH Lakbay-Alalay Program in connection with the yearly observance of the All Saints/Souls Day 2022. Spearheaded by the Maintenance Section, three teams were outright deployed in three (3) strategic areas along the highways of NSSDEO starting October 28, 2022.

The NSSDEO Lakbay-Alalay 2022 workforce was led by the chief of the Maintenance Section, Engineer Francisco Tañala as the overall team leader.

The three groups, each with team leaders were assigned in the following locations: (a) District Office in Brgy. Burabud, Laoang with the primary duty to speed-up transmittal of situational reports to the Regional Office; (b) Catubig (Junction) in the municipality of Catubig Valley Area; and (c) Maintenance Field Office, Brgy. Tinampo, Municipality of Palapag in the Pacific Area.

According to Engr. Tañala, uniformed motorist assistance teams with maintenance equipment on standby at navy blue-colored Lakbay Alalay tents are deployed on a round-the-clock shift to provide emergency assistance. They must also ensure that NSSDEO major thorough fares are well-maintained, safe and free from obstruction and potholes appropriate warning, directional and visible signages legibly and visibly installed.
The primary objective was to ensure the safety of travellers since many people rushed to the provinces to take advantage of the long vacation and at the same time observe the “UNDAS” in their home towns.

Meanwhile at the NSSDEO Motorist Action Stations, passing vehicles were also enjoined to fill-up a satisfaction survey form which serves as monitoring and evaluation of the overall efficiency of the program. As the teams’ duties winded-up last Wednesday, November 2, no vehicular accidents were reported and all road networks of NSSDEO were passable to all types of vehicles.

Also, the filled-up customer satisfaction survey forms by motorists reveal no glitches on their part throughout the one-week period.