July 16, 2024
IMPROVED PATHWAY — The improvement of the pathway leading to Sitio Favarey in Maligcong, Bontoc, Mountain Province came as a relief to the villagers, especially the students who have to navigate the slippery slope to reach their school. The project was implemented by DSWD under the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services. — Brigette Paran/ BSU

BONTOC, Mountain Province – The construction of a concrete pathway at Sitio Favarey, Maligcong was completed and now provides an accessible and safe pathway for the community.

The project was funded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development under the Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS).

Ruben Napa-eg, barangay kagawad of Maligcong said the pathway was previously in disrepair, making the way complicated for Maligcong residents.

The situation affected the students as walking on the old pathway going to their schools posed challenges on safety concerns due to the slippery slope.

He added residents were removing their shoes until they pass through on their way from the barangay to avoid possible accidents as the pathway can be risky especially during the rainy season.

The improved pathway is seen as an opportunity for Maligcong residents. Farmers, many of whom are senior citizens, can easily access and work their farmlands.

Elissa Carlos, one of the farmers, shared the relief brought by the newly constructed pathway.

“Back then, our pathway was slippery so it was difficult for us to go across to our farmland especially that I am coming from Barangay Faboyan but now that our passage has improved, even though it is far away it is easier to get over to our farmlands,” she said.

Teressa Napa-eg one of the residents of Barangay Maligcong, said that they are planting rice as it is one of their sources of income. Back then, it was challenging to access the farmands, but with the concrete pathway project, it is easier for them to go to their farms.

While the improvement of the pathway of the community is a big improvement, residents hope for continued support. Napa-eg shared that it would be much better if the government would also provide them with a tramline that could be used for better transportation of heavy materials.

Mayat ta na-improve daytoy dalan mi ngem request mi kuma nu mabalin maiteddan kami ti tramline ta mas nalaklaka kaysa agi-sang-at ti usar.” – Brigette T. Paran