Monday, November 17, 2008

Bukidnon: Arrow capital of the Philippines?

It could have been a faux pax (pas) or a blunder when one of the officials of the Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines national board described the province of Bukidnon as "Arrow Capital of the Philippines".

Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr., not smiling, was in the audience during the 8th Mindanao Island Conference of the league on November 12.

The speaker was referring to the big number of arrows on the road from Cagayan de Oro to Malaybalay City.

Then he followed it through with a statement about not having accidents in the province.

The speaker should have done more research before talking about that subject. Exactly the reason why there area lot of arrows is because of the large volume of vehicular accidents.

While traffic management authorities in the province are mum about the exact number of accidents, they said the province is next only to Metro Manila in the country for traffic accident volume.

The number of arrows must tell a message: the province should be on the way to better road safety measures.

Of course blame can not just be brushed to the safety situation and status of enforcement in this crossroad province referred to as "in the Heart of Mindanao."

Discipline for drivers and land transportation enforcement as a whole in Mindanao and in other parts of the country should be improved.

It might have been a blunder but the speaker's reaction is a glaring commentary on road safety in Bukidnon.


Gali said...

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Nick said...

Ha. Well after spending a ton of time in CdO, I'm convinced our Bukidnon roads are so dangerous because there are so many drivers passing through that grew up in MisOr. Drivers in CdO, by and large, are hands down the worst drivers I've come across in the Phils. Super people, but terrible drivers. Why is that?

Gali said...

Sir nick!
How are you?
Are you in CDO na?
Ill post a comment to your comment later.