Opinion
Motorists, be extra careful when driving at night time

Written by Excel D. Guiang posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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Highest award: “Order of Lam-ang” bestowed to new cardinal Orlando Quevedo. He is Laoag-born who gives international fame to this Sunshine City of the North.
Lam-ang (an Iluko epic character) is popular among tourists who are visiting the Kapurpurawan white rock formation in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. There, a giant replica of sculptured Lam-ang wrestling a yawning big crocodile is a favorite spot.
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Some ‘crocodiles in togs’ are on the loose in some bureaucratic posts. Can the good Cardinal play as spiritual warrior to subdue these alleged ‘crocs in aircon’ like the symbolic act of Lam-ang in Kapurpurawan to end the culture of corruption?
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Roads and highways in Ilocos Norte are prone to vehicular accidents at night time. I had experienced a fear of road danger last Sunday night while my wife Nannette and I aboard our Vios were cruising the Laoag-San Nicolas highways on the way for a poolside-dinner at the mansion of friendly couple: our nephew Willie and niece Vangie Guilllermo, owners-managers of the famous Coral Sand Lumber and Construction Supply.
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While driving, we saw many motorcycles, kurong-kurong (improvised tricycles), bicycles, delivery trucks and old model cars traveling in the darkness with no highlights, no tail lights or any reflectorized stickers whatsoever. Some four wheels had only one active headlight which misled fellow motorists on the opposite direction to presume they were single motorbikes. “Boldingda gayam” or one-eyed jack in layman’s gutter parlance.
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What government agencies should be responsible to enforce road public safety at night time? Ask for an answer from the LTO men, traffic cops, traffic aides, highways patrol group or any related agencies. They will only stare at you and scratch their heads in murmur.#(email: junrguiang@yahoo.com)

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