TALAKAG - the etymology of which came from the Bisayan dialect LAKAG meaning "to go after” or
“follow in pursuit” and the prefix TA denoting “fondness in doing such”.
In other words, Talakag means “fondness in giving pursuit”.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Road Concreting Project: Market Road to Kabalangasan Bridge


Last September, work started on concreting the road from the top of the Market towards the Kabalangasan Bridge.  This project has been financed by Congressman Jess Paras.  I’m pleased to report that this is now finished.

Hmmmmm not quite but almost anyway!  Please see photo below and you’ll see what I mean.
A bridge too far - The concrete road ends right here!
The road on the left goes towards the bridge (where the jeepney is) 
and on the right is the back road to the market.

Like me you’re bound to ask, ”What happened?  Did they run out of money?”  Well, it’s not quite like that.  My source told me that Congressman Paras gave a set amount for this project and said, “Here, see how far it goes.”  At least he’s realistic – it’s better than nothing.  Anyway, I still consider it progress and we should be grateful for small mercies.

The people who live nearby and those who travel between the Poblacion and San Antonio may be relieved that the disruption caused by the roadwork is now over but I bet they’re hoping that Congressman Paras will pass this way often enough to notice the (still bumpy) shortfall and, perhaps, finish what he started.

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