NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, Northern Samar- Implemented by the DPWH-Northern Samar Second District Engineering Office, the construction of the Mondragon-Silvino Lobos Road (Phase 5) has 80.17% work accomplishment as of June 30, 2021. It is under contract with Monolithic Construction and Concrete Products Inc. and Solid M Construction on joint venture.

This P235M road project with a contract ID number 18II0053 is funded under the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process/Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (OPAPP/PAMANA) thru the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of CY 2018.

It has a total length of 3,358.50 meters of PCCP and 81.40 meters construction of Suba Bridge. The project is under the direct supervision of Gil Herrera as Project Engineer with Bryan Fortes as Materials Engineer.

By building this road, the remote town of Silvino Lobos previously separated from major road networks and growth centers of the province can now link to the neighboring municipalities not only to trade but on other socio-economic aspects that will benefit the local people.

Also, other government programs and services can be easily accessed and the peace and order situation is expected to greatly improve.

Once completed, Silvino Lobos which is regarded as the summer capital of Northern Samar because of its cool temperature will be surely visited by the people from neighboring towns, promoting its eco-tourism potentials, thus, playing a more active role in the economic growth of the province. (Lyca Mae T. Quilicol, PIO Alternate