CITY OF MALOLOS – Due to the heavy influx of tourists and motorists in Bulacan and its nearby provinces, the Provincial Government of Bulacan will implement again its “Lakbay Alalay (SUMVAC) 2019” this coming Holy Week.
Three first aid stations will be situated from April 18-19, 2019 in Brgy. Kapitangan, Paombong and at the National Shrine and Parish of the Divine Mercy in Brgy. Sta. Rosa I, Marilao, which is open for 24 hours and from April 15-21, 6 am to 6 pm in front of the Provincial Capitol.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the program aims to ensure the safety of travelers and motorists that will pass and tour around the province that is why he instructed some of the employees from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office-Bulacan Rescue, PNP, Philippine Army, non-government organizations, rescue team volunteers and different C/MDRRMO partners in the province to man the said stations.
“Taun-taon ay sinisikap po natin na siguruhin ang kaligtasan ng mga motorista at turista lalo pa at ang ating lalawigan ay isa sa mga dinarayo sa panahon ng Kuwaresma,” Alvarado said.
The governor added that in case of emergency, Bulakenyos may dial the Bulacan Rescue hotline (044) 791-0566.
Meanwhile, the town of Baliwag has released its traffic advisory regarding road closures to give way to the Lenten processions of its parishes.
Based on the said advisory, Baliwag-Bustos Bridge will be temporarily closed on Holy Tuesday and Holy Wednesday between 3 pm and 4 pm; Plaza Naning from 11 am on Holy Wednesday and JP Rizal Avenue (Makinabang and San Jose Stretch) on Good Friday from 3pm to give way for the processions of different parishes.