ORMOC CITY – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) makes significant impact with the ongoing Construction of Manlilinao-San Sebastian Road, Ormoc City and Matag-ob, Leyte, which has an appropriation of Php 96,353,817.11 and a net length of 3.20 lane km or 1.60 km.

According to Manlilinao Barangay Captain Allan Villarmino, the road concreting addresses the long-standing challenges faced by residents, particularly vegetable and rice farmers, and coconut planters in the barangay. “Dako kaayo ni nila nga tabang kay maka-sud naman ang sakyanan ug mamamalit diha sa maong area (This is a great help to them since vehicles and buyers are now able to traverse the area),” he shared.

Local farmer Larilyn Matilac echoed this sentiment, adding that her children used to arrive at school covered in mud due to the poor road condition. She stated, “Dako jud kaayo mi ug pasalamat kay ang ako mga estudyante dili na maglisod ug once naa mi i-deliver sa Ormoc, dili na mi mag-lisod sa biyahe. Dako jud kaayo ug diperensya kaniadto ug karon.

We are very grateful that my student children no longer experience difficulty and once we have products to deliver to Ormoc, we don’t have any difficulties in the trip anymore. There is a very big difference between then and now.” (PR)