October 2, 2023

LAMUT, Ifugao – Residents of Barangay Hapid in this town and its adjacent barangays now benefit from the improved Lamut-Hapid Road funded through the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) program of the government.

The P15-million worth road was inaugurated and turned over to the community recently by Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera Assistant Director Ruperto Maribbay, Governor Jerry Dalipog, and Lamut Mayor Victomar Bunnol.

The 850 meters long, two-lane road project connects Hapid to Barangay Tupaya in Lagawe and other areas. Around 700 households of said barangays will benefit from the CMGP project.

“Malaki ang impact ng kalsada na ito sa amin lalo na at napagitnaan ng cornfield kaya mas madali na ang biyahe ng produkto namin na galing sa ibang barangay dahil hindi lang kami ang beneficiary ng kalsada na ito kundi pati barangays ng Lagawe at ibang lugar,” Hapid Punong Barangay Oliver Trinidad said.

Tupaya Punong Barangay Joey Anghad said the newly-opened Hapid-Lamut Road is a big help for businesses in their community especially when it comes to transporting their products to the market and other areas.

“Some buyers are now able to access our products directly through the improved road,” he said.

 Dalipog said the road is the gateway to the road project connecting the municipalities of Lamut, Lagawe, Aguinaldo, Alfonso Lista, and Mayoyao to boost the economic and tourism activities. – Marcelo Lihgawon