Gov. Fernando acts as environmental watchman; intercepts overloaded truck

Bulacan Governor Daniel Fernando recently acted as an environment watchman when he intercepted an overloaded truck in Guiguinto, Bulacan on Wednesday, May 17.

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Bulacan Gov. Daniel Fernando addresses stakeholders on the problem of overloading.

Fernando called on haulers, owners of processing plants, applicants for quarry permits, and permittees in the province of Bulacan to comply with Provincial Ordinance No. 64-2018 which aims to prevent vehicles with excessive volume like trucks, trailers, and other types of motor vehicle used in transporting cargo, to pass through public roads and cause their deterioration.

He said most of the newly-repaired roads in Bulacan were damaged due to overloading.

To prevent further destruction, the governor urged the stakeholders to cooperate and to police their ranks to manage properly their legal quarrying operations.

"Dahil sa overloading, yung mga kalsada na kagagawa lang ay sira na. May timbangan sa Barangay Tabang, sa dating compound ng Bulacan Provincial Engineering Office, iniiwasan nila ito kumakanan sila sa lugar namin. Madami na ang nagreport sa akin na doon dumadaan ang overloading na trucks, kaya nagtiyaga akong magbantay na parang watchman, natiyepuhan ko at pinara, pinabalik ko at tinawagan ang DPWH, pinatimbang ko, overloading nga (Due to overloading, newly rehabilitated roads were damaged. We have a weighing scale in Barangay Tabang, located in the former compound of the Bulacan Provincial Engineering Office, which they avoid by turning right. Many have reported to me about overloaded trucks passing by. I stood guard like a watchman one time, and I caught them, and stopped the truck and told them to go back, I called the DPWH and weighed the truck and found it be overloaded)," Gov Fernando said.

Fernando met with Atty. Julius Victor Carag Degala of the Bulacan Environment and Natural Resources Office (BENRO),  the environmental committees of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Bulacan, Provincial and chief engineers of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), representatives from the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Philippine National Police, and department heads of the Provincial Government of Bulacan, on the strict implementation of Provincial Ordinance No. 64-2018. .