Priest blesses ‘accident-prone’ roads in Tagbilaran

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Priest blesses ‘accident-prone’ roads in Tagbilaran

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Father Victor Bumpat on Wednesday afternoon leads the blessing of the site of the deadly vehicular accident which left three people dead and 26 others injured along the VP Inting Avenue on June 6, 2019 . | Photo: via NFA Bohol

A priest on Wednesday afternoon blessed the site of the road accident that left three people dead and 26 others injured in Barangay Mansasa, Tagbilaran City.

The blessing was carried out through the request of the National Food Authority (NFA) which holds office at the corner of the downhill Mansasa-Dampas Road and VP Inting Avenue, the site of the deadly road accident, said NFA provincial manager Ping Evasco,.

According to Evasco, Fr. Victor Bompat led a Holy Mass at the roads and blessed these and their periphery following successive accidents in the area.

“Kining di ingon ato, kining mga supernatural beings, naa man g’yud ni. Kami pud diri sa NFA nagkahiniusa mi diri kay dugay na baya pud mi dinhi unya daghan na pud ming nawitness na ingon ana, unya June 6 mao na gyud toy pinaka-grabe g’yud kay daghan nakalas na kinabuhi maong nagpablessing g’yud mi,” said Evasco.

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Evasco was referring to the public utility jeep that barreled down the Mansasa-Dampas Road crossing VP Inting Avenue before plunging into a shallow part of waters off Tagbilaran City on June 6.

Two minor accidents involving motorcycles also occurred in the past week.

“After agto, dihay awto ug motor pag Sabado, unya pagka Monday diha na puy motor,” she added.

A public utility jeep plunged into waters off Tagbilaran City after reportedly experiencing malfunctioning brakes along the downhill Mansasa-Dampas Road in Tagbilaran City.

Evasco said that she has also brought the issue up with Congressman-elect and outgoing Governor Edgar Chatto as she requested for a concrete barrier along the VP Inting Avenue replacing the current steel fence.

“When I paid a courtesy visit to congressman-elect Edgar Chatto last Friday I requested for him na ipausob ng barrier diha, ipa-concrete because currently its only made of aluminum,” she said.

Barangay officials at the area have also barred the entry of six-wheel vehicles in the one-way downhill Mansasa-Dampas road where the NFA office and Lantaw Native Restaurant are located. (A. Doydora)

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