SAGADA, Mountain Province – 23 personnel from various offices of the provincial government successfully finished a five-day course, “Road Safety Audit Training,” recently.
The five-day activity which was conducted from Feb. 13-17 was held at the Rusty Nail Café and Inn and was coordinated by the provincial government through its Local Road Management Team (LRMT), in partnership with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Central Office (CO) – Bureau of Quality and Safety (BQS).
“The participants to the Road Safety Audit (RSA) training were mainly from the maintenance division of the Provincial Engineering Office and personnel from the Provincial Planning and Development Office, the Internal Affairs Services Office, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the Mountain Province of the Department of Interior and Local Government, and representatives from civil society organizations,” Engineer Cherry N. Cassiw, a participant from the PEO, said.
During the opening program Provincial Administrator Franklin C. Odsey extended the provincial government and Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr.’s greetings to the speakers from the DPWH-CO-BQS – Engrs. Mae Ann G. Tandoc and Orlando D. Madlang-Awa of the said office.
“We thank Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. for readily funding the activity after our LRMT secretariat presented the proposal to him. We also greatly thank the DPWH Central Office for granting our request as you are the only office authorized to conduct the RSA,” Odsey said.
Odsey also explained the need to conduct RSA in compliance with the governance reform target under local road maintenance.
During the training, the participants were divided into four: Group 1 for the Batalao to Kiltepan Provincial Road (PR); Groups 2 – 4 worked along the Sagada-Bangaan-Aguid Road. Group 2 covered Sagada to two- kilometer distance towards Madongo; Group 3 covered the Madongo – Bangaan road; and Group 4 worked from Bangaan to the Aguid Gym (end of the PR).
“We are very grateful for our training, especially for the very informative lectures of our resource speakers to the actual application on our roads. We can now conduct RSA to our provincial roads,” Cassiw said.
Meanwhile, on behalf of Governor Lacwasan, Executive Assistant Ernesto Bondad congratulated the participants for finishing the course which he said is vital to the local road management in the province. By MP Press Release