Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:02:00 01/20/2009
Filed Under: Road Transport, Local authorities
Many of us experience the hellish road conditions in the province of Eastern Samar. On the other hand, the unmet need for a circumferential road network in the province of Biliran limits its socioeconomic potentials. These regrettable conditions adversely affect the socioeconomic activities of the people, thus reinforcing the vicious cycle of poverty and underdevelopment.
Consequently, the people feel restless and hopeless with the government’s initiative (or lack of it) in addressing rural poverty and destitution.
In view of these realities, we the bishops, social action directors and staff of the diocesan social action centers of the Eastern Visayas Social Action Network (EVSA) express our unequivocal support for and solidarity with the Dioceses of Borongan and Naval in their appeals for the immediate rehabilitation of the road network of Eastern Samar and for the construction of a circumferential road in the province of Biliran.
MOST REV. JOSE PALMA (archbishop of Palo), MOST REV. CRISPIN VARQUEZ (bishop of Borongan), MOST REV. EMMANUEL TRANCE (bishop of Catarman) and 20 PRIESTS AND SOCIAL ACTION DIRECTORS AND STAFF