Press Release
December 18, 2012

Senate sees conversion of provincial roads to national roads

The Senate today approved on third and final reading 30 House bills seeking the conversion of provincial roads into national roads.

Approved were House Bill Nos. 1789, 2010, 2016, 2125, 2313, 2329, 2331, 2469, 2470, 2738, 2767, 3211, 3213, 3214, 3217, 3247, 3282, 3283, 3296, 3297, 3393, 3394, 3488, 3873, 4012, 4014, 4015, 4274, 5795 and 2404.

"These road conversion bills would have a far reaching effect to the constituency, not only economically, but also culturally and socially," Sen. Bong Revilla, chairman of the Committee on Public Works, said.

According to Revilla, the conversion of the provincial roads into national roads will mean jobs for thousands of laborers. When construction of the roads is finished, he added, transporting goods and services to the people will be much easier.

"Let me stress that the conversion of provincial roads into national roads is important in the development of a city or municipality," Revilla said in his sponsorship speech.

The converted roads include Paoay-Batac National Road, Roxas City-Cagay-Sibuagan-Balijuagan National Road, Lanot- Loctugan- Panitan National Road, Abuyog-Silago National Road, Mountain Province- Isabela National Road, Brgys. Sampaguita, Solana, Cagayan National Road, Brgys. Gadu, Carilucud, Ubong National Road, Tarlac City - Guimba, Nueva Ecija via Victoria National Road, Tarlac City-San Jose via Tibag-Burgos National Road, Benguet- Nangalisan- San Pascual, Tuba National Secondary Road, N. Roxas Street (Kalumpang and San Roque, Marikina) National Road, Rizal Street (Iloilo City) National Road, Timawa Avenue National Road, Jereos Street National Road, Delgado National Road, Molo Boulevard National Road, General Evangelista National Road, Marcos Alvarez National Road, Lapaz Deep Sea Water Port National Road, Katipunan Street National Road, Bayan-Bayanan Ave. National Road, Pura- Victoria National Road, West Link Circumferential National Road, Eastern Link Circumferential National Road, Rimando- Ambiong National Road, Tawang-Ambiong National Secondary Road, Pasolo- Rincon National Road and Ayaga- Sta. Marcela- Flora Lasam National Road. ( OLIVE CAUNAN, PRIB)

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