DPWH All Set for Holy Week Exodus
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will deploy anew its motorist assistance teams this week in anticipation of the influx of travelers for the Lenten break.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the public assistance program, dubbed 'Lakbay Alalay,' will be placed along strategic locations nationwide starting noon on Holy Wednesday until noon on April 22.
The teams will assist motorists that will be visiting churches, pilgrimages and taking advantage of the long weekend to spend time with families and loved ones.
Villar added uniformed Motorist Assistance Teams with maintenance equipment on standby and navy blue-colored Lakbay Alalay tents will be deployed on a round-the-clock shift to provide emergency assistance and ensure major thoroughfares are well-maintained, and free from obstructions and potholes.
Also, teams shall make sure that appropriate warning, directional, and information signages are legibly and visibly installed especially along critical sections.
For more information about the program and latest travel advisories along national roads, the public may visit the DPWH website at www.dpwh.gov.ph/dpwh or follow the DPWH social media pages on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dpwhph and Twitter at https://twitter.com/dpwhph.