Opinion: What Happened to DPWH Weighing Station?
It has been bugging me for several months now. The sight of heavily loaded cargo cane trucks passing through the North Negros Highway and the weighing station at the boundary of Bacolod and Talisay cities.
How many had been the overloaded trucks stopped there and asked to unload their cargo get fined?
Don’t tell me that the weighing station has completely failed to do its intended purpose.
So far, despite my repeated attempts to hear interceptions and findings of overloading of heavily loaded cane trucks, I still have to hear one such apprehension.
Unless, of course, the device had been deemed incapable of doing what it had originally been designed to do so.
That DPWH failed so far to educate the public on what happened to that weighing station. It is still proclaiming that it is a weighing station and nobody just gives a damn to it. It now serves no purpose.
For once, may we ask the DPWH to categorically state what is it there for and its present status?
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I have been noticing at the curve before Bata of the Circumferential Road that a portion has water spilling over to the other side. In short, it is in constant flooding condition.
The question. Has the DPWH engineers failed to see this anomaly? Must it go on interminably flooded? When, if ever, will the DPWH engineers finally summon the courage and the will to solve the problem?
Perhaps, they do not have to wait for a major tragedy to occur before they finally take action on the matter.
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Oh, yes, they have garbage trucks of the city scourging up some of the garbage piles in many areas of the city.
But I just would like to remind the DPS that over at the CL Montelibano Avenue just before the Capitol Heights, there has been a big garbage pile that remains uncollected. It is still there. A daily reminder that the city has not done its job to collect the garbage.
So with a lot of places along the Circumferential road going to Bata. There are garbage strewn all over. And in the most inaccessible places?
Do we understand that some elements as in the city are throwing their garbage from moving vehicles just to embarrass the city government? Or, they do it simply out of exasperation with the neglect by the DPS to gather the garbage from nearby subdivisions?
Just asking questions. But it makes Bacolod look dirty.*