ORANI, Bataan – Metro Bataan Development Authority (MBDA) General Manager, Charlie Pizarro sees the inclusion of Jose Abad Santos Avenue (JASA) formerly Gapan-Olongapo Road and the JJ Linao Avenue going to Bagac-Morong in their patrol route, as a bigger challenge for MBDA.
In his report during the Peace and Order Council meeting held last Monday, September 11 at the 1Bataan Command Center in this town, GM Pizarro said that based on their records, there has been an increase in the number of vehicular accidents (from January-August 2017), with Dinalupihan and Hermosa towns topping the list with the most number of vehicular accidents, due to the influx of tourists during summer months.
These are big challenges, according to GM Pizarro, but they will make it a point to address these properly. Pizarro shared that the PDRRMO medical response team of the provincial government of Bataan is now part of the MBDA, joining the 30 MBDA medics with sufficient trainings and equipment and an ambulance service per district. This development will contribute to their immediate and quicker response.
Furthermore, Pizarro said that MBDA is continuously integrating local and national agencies to their radio communications and hotline system especially the Bataan General Hospital, Bagac Medicare Community Hospital, Orani District Hospital and the JC Payumo Memorial Hospital.
Their 911 hotline is constantly being updated with Smart and Globe telecommunications.
GM Charlie further stressed that with the inclusion of JJ Linao Avenue starting this October, two (2) more service vehicles and trainings of more personnel will be provided and the establishment of a new satellite office at the Bagac Community Hospital, thereby improving the safety, peace and order efforts of the province.
In closing, Pizarro said that proactive approaches are now in the pipeline and to be implemented to minimize if not totally avoid vehicular accidents, such as the speeding ordinance, traffic and transport study for the Roman Expressway and barangay outpost along the three national roads.