HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer

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HIGHLIGHTS: #SaferRoadsPH forum on making Cagayan roads safer
Sign up if you want to join the activity at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo, University of St Louis, in Tuguegarao City on June 7, from 1 pm to 5 pm

CAGAYAN, Philippines – Do you feel safe while traveling along the roads of Cagayan Valley?

In 2014, the Philippine Statistics Authority recorded a total of 682 deaths from motor vehicle crashes in the region – it has the most affected population in terms of road crash fatalities.

In the Philippines, latest government data show, 8,666 people died from road injuries in 2014. (READ: IN NUMBERS: Road crashes in the Philippines)

The country has a number of laws aimed at protecting road usersm, but the lack of proper implementation has been a persistent problem.

How can we make our roads safer?

Road safety awareness

Rappler, together with the Campaign for Tobacco-free Kids, launched a campaign on road safety at the Rappler newsroom in Pasig City on May 8. (LOOK: Road Safety Awareness microsite)

The aim of the campaign is to promote the enactment and enforcement of better policies that will protect road users.

On Wednesday, June 7, the second leg of the caravan will be held at the Bulwagang Teodulfo Domingo at the University of St Louis in Tuguegarao City from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Here is the program:

TIME

ACTIVITY

12:00 – 1:00

Registration

1:00 – 1:05

Opening ceremonies

1:05 – 1:15

Welcome Remarks

Rupert Ambil II
Executive Director
Move PH

1:15 – 1:35

ROAD SAFETY IN THE PHILIPPINES

PSUPT Oliver Sy Tanseco, Ph.D.
Dep HRMDDD/C, DLOS
Highway Patrol Group

1:35 – 3:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: How do we make Cagayan roads safer?

PANELISTS

Engr. Joel Atilano
Planning Office
Department of Public Works and Highways Region II

Nasrudin Talipasan
Director
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region II

PCI Michael Bongtayon
Provincial Chief
Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group Cagayan

Atty. Raymund P. Guzman
Councilor
Tuguegarao City Government

Claire Callangan
Councilor
Tuguegarao City Government

MODERATORS

Gemma Mendoza
Head, Research and Content Strategy
Rappler, Inc

Voltaire Tupaz
Editor
Move PH

3:40 – 3:50

SYNTHESIS AND CLOSING REMARKS

Gemma Mendoza
Head, Research and Content Strategy
Rappler, Inc

3:50 – 4:00

Photo taking

 4:00 – 5:00 Networking

How can we help curb the alarming number of motor vehicle crash incidents? Let us know your thoughts by writing on X or by posting with the hashtag #SaferRoadsPH on Facebook or Twitter!

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Learn more about Filipinos’ safety on the road by visiting the Road Safety Awareness microsite.