Capitol opens new Aborlan bridge
What was once an old rickety wooden bridge that is difficult to cross is now a concrete and safe deck girder link across a river in the southern Palawan town of Aborlan that was opened to the public Wednesday. The P7.8 million bridge, which is located between Barangays Plaridel and Cabigaan, was personally opened by Governor Jose Alvarez and acting Aborlan Mayor Lito Tito. Alvarez said the provincial government has a lot of development plans for the town mainly focusing on livelihood projects to help eradicate poverty in the area. “Marami pa akong plano sa bayan ng Aborlan lalo na ang mapalago ang hanap-buhay o livelihood ng mamamayan. Nauna na natin ang ospital, patubig at mga kalsada at marami pa tayong gagaw- in,” he said. He said covered gyms will also be constructed in the town as part of the IHELP (Infrastructure, Health, Education, Livelihood, and Protection of the environment) program of his administration. For his part, Tito said they are thankful to the provincial government for the conversion of the wood bridge into a concrete bridge that will make it accessible for heavy ve- hicles that transporting goods to the two barangays and other areas of the town. “Maraming issue ang tulay na ito, laging may nahuhulog na sasasakyan at maging ang mga batang tumatawid dito ay hindi ligtas. Kaya ngayon ay ligtas ng madaraanan ito ng mga residente lalo na ang mga nasa barangay ng ApocApoc at Cabigaan,” he said.
Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez (4th from left) inaugurates Apis Bridge with incumbent Board Member Albert Rama (2nd from left) and acting Aborlan Mayor Lito Tito (3rd from left) on October 17, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Provincial Information Office)