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#SaferRoadsPH forum on making Bicol roads safer

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#SaferRoadsPH forum on making Bicol roads safer
(3rd UPDATE) The 4th leg of the caravan will be held at the Arrupe Convention Center, Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City, Camarines Sur on January 24 from 12 pm to 5 pm

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Have you ever driven to Bicol region?

In 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority recorded a total of 10,012 deaths from traffic crash incidents, 621 of occured in the Bicol Region.

According to the Philippine National Police, Naga City has the highest number of road crash incidents in the region, with a total of 4,743 recorded incidents from 2015 to July 2017.

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 users, 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 Global Road Safety Partnership, 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, January 24, the 4th leg of the caravan will be held at the Arrupe Convention Center, Ateneo de Naga University in Naga City, Camarines Sur from 12 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

1:15 – 1:35

ROAD SAFETY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Atty Sophia San Luis
Executive Director
ImagineLaw

1:35 – 3:40

PANEL DISCUSSION: How do we make Bicol roads safer?

INVITED PANELISTS

Danilo Versola 
Regional Director
Department of Public Works and Highways Region V

Atty Noreen San Luis-Lutey
Regional Director
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region V

Ramon Fiel Abcede
Regional Director
Department of Education Region V

PCSUPT Antonio Gardiola Jr
Regional Chief
Philippine National Police Region V

John Bongat
Mayor
Naga City Government

Joselito Del Rosario
Councilor
Naga 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!– Rappler.com

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

Photo from Wiki Commons

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