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Abra-Ilocos Norte Road – a road too far

Infrastructure is a vital component to progress. It enables the movement of basic commodities from one point to another. It also open up new oppurtunities for towns where these roads passes.

Such a good example is the Abra-Ilocos Norte road that links up the Province of Ilocos Norte and Abra in the north via Nagaparan, Danglas. According to the map, the first town you hit when you pas this road is the town of Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte.

I have heard that this road has bee completed 5 times according to the DPWH records. I wonder how this road look like, I thought. So we decided to look into the state of the road during my visit to Abra. We were disappointed at what we saw. The site of the mountain to our left is stunning but he road is an eye sore. We saw rip-raps falling apart, numerous missing lanes and according to young bikers we met, the paved road has not reach Nueva Era.

By the way, this road is a project another Congresswoman Joy Bernos project. I did asked Gov. Bersamin what’s happening to this road but he declined to comment. Here’s some picture we took.

Missing Lane

Missing Lane

Missing Lane again

Is that a dead end?

There's a long stretch of single lane road

There’s a long stretch of single lane road

There's a long stretch of single lane road

There’s a long stretch of single lane road

There's a long stretch of single lane road

There’s a long stretch of single lane road

Dangerous landslides

Dangerous landslides

Dangerous landslides

Dangerous landslides

Falling rip-rap debris

Falling rip-rap debris

More single lanes

More single lanes

Cracked on the road

Cracked on the road

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28 thoughts on “Abra-Ilocos Norte Road – a road too far

  1. Kinnan man ni jb lukmeg deta nga projecten! Maatake kan to la ngata ti dagiti tinaktakaw mo baboy.adu unayen

    Posted by Electric boy | April 26, 2013, 11:30 pm
  2. Did you manage to get to the border sir?

    Posted by Q | April 27, 2013, 12:19 am
  3. awan ti nasayaat nga papili iti kinacongressman ken kinamayor ti bangued ngem masapol met nga adda latta pilien tayo. Para kanyak ni joy ti congress ken dominic ti mayor ta natantanang da lang bassit ken haan da buakaw ken bastos, uray agkopit dan ta agpaparis da met dagiti pabotosan. Ti kinagobernador ket ni takit ta isu pay laeng ti kasayaatan nga nagserbi nga napootakon

    Posted by lubnak | April 27, 2013, 1:58 am
    • ngek neng neng ta prisipyo nga kasta.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 27, 2013, 2:31 am
      • Kanya kanyang prinsipyo a brod,adda aya met makuna a nasirib nga prinsipyo,maawatam kadi diay kanta nga in my own?every single human are opinionated,sikan sa t neng neng pid!asaem bassit ta ni nalatin sa ta utek mon yot!

        Posted by Casper Brillantes | April 27, 2013, 4:35 pm
        • why shld i choose between two evils, its better not to vote one than to choose lesser evil, my point is evil pa rn cla n who are we who could judge who is less evil among the candidates? parang cnasabe mu na kung ung tao e papatayin pgpipiliin sya ng lethal o electric chair? o baril o kutsilyo

          Posted by eric shawn | April 28, 2013, 8:07 am
  4. Apay koma nga nengneng ket payso met? a1 ngard kan t mapili na ta pada da kan nga kopitero! dejay lng haan nga buakaw j maysa. Its a matter of chosing d leser evil nga kunada

    Posted by call center agent | April 27, 2013, 2:49 am
  5. Napalitadan tay buksit na ti naglamot semento..
    This should serve as a deterrent now to our politicians as the media machine can now expose the corruption and bad practices in our province. Go abrenian, get them!

    Posted by musilat mulagat | April 27, 2013, 2:54 am
  6. A blatant proof that there’s indeed a connivance between the politicians, Commission on Audit (COA), and the DPWH field personnel/officers. FIVE TIMES reported as finished? What a thick-faced Filipinos we are?
    Very, very embarrassing…..No agtakaw kayo daydiay saan met koma nga nakadkadlaw la unay a..? Anian to ngatan ti panpanunoten dagita annak yo no adda nakem dan? Dagiti parents ko agtatakaw…? Ag-drug gak ketdin bareng no maiyaw-awan ko ti disappointment ko kadakuada ken bain ko kadagiti gagayyem ko nga nasisingpet ti parents da….kunkunadan a……
    Well, it’s still better than those non-existing projects but reported as finished by other equally thief politicians …Congratulations…!!!!! being the most obvious corrupt politicians in our midst. Bad Karma loves you very much…..

    Posted by farmer juan | April 27, 2013, 1:47 pm
  7. boss sysop kasla met kalsada mapan barona casino daytoyen.

    Posted by poker | April 27, 2013, 11:13 pm
  8. We have video of a substandard road in San. Antonio and Bañacao. it is about 1foot thick but the beneath the 2 inch of concrete lies soil from mountains… Here is the link http://youtu.be/CsL05OZ4vuU

    Posted by Sanggir Ti Umili | April 27, 2013, 11:57 pm
    • call center go home and slip well kht d ka na magising, am entitled to my own opinion, why should i choose between two evils, for me il leave it blank for the candidates who do not meet my standards as a voter.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 28, 2013, 7:55 am
    • Hoy Sang Iro ti jumping_salad! Nakitami diay Video sika daydiay lakay idiay? Maysa ka pay met nga buttiogan. Sinno met diay agpukpukkaw nga kasla awan ti nagadalan na? Naipakita

      Posted by Jumping_Salad | April 28, 2013, 8:21 am
      • Impakita yo la nga awan pulos adal yon. Kaskay la maton. Mabalin da kayo met nga idarum papan yo panang perdi diay nasemento. Aguray kayo ti subpoena yo. Napia kanya da ta adda matubtub nga semento ngem dakayo adda? Awan met ngamin napasemento so nga awan ti patubtub yo. Go Joy, Takit and Chari! Go Dominic and Allan! Itumba ang Luna!

        Posted by Jumping_Salad | April 28, 2013, 8:24 am
  9. Make them accountable a.

    Posted by JOMA | April 28, 2013, 4:43 pm
  10. thank you very much apo sysop for enlightening us

    Posted by abra | April 28, 2013, 5:25 pm
  11. thank you very much apo sysop ta impakitam dagitoy nga substandard projects da, nalawaganen ti panonot min, nga imbulsa da dagitoy nga pundo ti gobyerno, apay awan kadi ti perspective plans na dayta nga project apo sysop? naipakita koma pay tay tarpaulin na sir no mano ti amount na ken tay duration na.

    Posted by keme | April 28, 2013, 10:29 pm
  12. I have a friend who is a contractor, accordingly, the worth for every 1 kilometer road construction is about 10M but look how the 10M is being utilized, 30% for SOP, 1M Congressman, 1M Governor, 1M DPWH, so we have still 7M, from this figure the Mayor who has jurisdiction over the project will also collect from the the contractor around 500k to 1M. A standard 1 kilometer road, meaning it complies with the specification standard set forth by the DPWH will approximately worth 4.7M the remaining amount is for the contractor. Kastoy ti nagkuartaan daguita contractor ken politicos iti panangimplementar dta abra-ilocos norte road.

    COA where are you? Until now we have no information that you have issued an Audit Observation Memorandum or Notice of Dissallowance regarding this project . Is this true? Commission muna bago Audit?

    Posted by procopio | April 29, 2013, 12:20 am
  13. CCA, perhaps your loyalty to politicians made you blind. What I am telling you is purely factual and to inform the people of Abra no napanan na daguitay buis da. No nadalus ti proyekto addu ti masagrap ti anak tayo we should not be contented to pain relievers…..we want genuine public service.

    Posted by procopio | April 29, 2013, 2:11 am
  14. Go
    D concern agencies b4 u comment bro tapnu ammu u tngtng aben u..

    Posted by nengneng | May 3, 2013, 8:23 am
  15. mayat ti giyera patani ditoy diem…man ta agbasaak pay saaakto met sumampitaw…

    Posted by antoniobarbosa2800 | May 3, 2013, 10:12 am
  16. Hahahahaha…tae n yn!!!!…ilang dekada ng ar armiden da dyta nga road…wahahaha….road to hell sa met pagbagsakan nan…..weeeeeeeeeeeeeeew!!!

    ….borbon regime py la idi…..

    Posted by Baketsekzi | May 11, 2013, 5:07 am

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