Government engages the public via Twitter to speed up road rehabilitation
In the duration and aftermath of the heavy rains and floods of Habagat 2012, damage to road infrastructure was among the concerns of both the government and the public.
In response, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) has partnered with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to engage the public, via social networking sites, in a campaign to report damage sustained by national roads during the Southwest Monsoon. This enforces the vital role of the citizenry in road rehabilitation efforts and affirms the President’s declaration, “Kayo ang gumawa nito.”
“We enjoin the public to submit, via Twitter, information regarding national roads damaged by the Southwest Monsoon. Citizens must tag the official Twitter account of the PCDSPO [@PCDSPO], and use the unified hashtag, #lubak2normal.” says Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacireda
Information submitted will be entered into a database handled by the DPWH, for immediate action.