Video showing electric posts in the middle of the road in Tacloban City goes viral online, posing a grave threat to road users.
Residents say a disaster is waiting to happen as a number of vehicles daily pass by the section of the road, located near the Pan-Philippine Highway, and that the problem had not been resolved despite repeated reminders.
Michael Bryan Vermug, who uses the road, said he intentionally videotaped the location of the posts in order for it to go viral and to get the attention of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Leyte II Electric Cooperative and other local authorities.
Many netizens say that the defunct electric posts pose grave threats to motorists especially to those who are traveling at night. Others say that it has turned into a hindrance for movement of vehicles, including cars and large vehicles. Road-users could be electrocuted if heavy vehicles hit the posts accidentally.
Others commented that the local authorities should remove or shift the electric posts immediately to avoid disaster.
Per Rappler report, Vermug has yet to hear from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Leyte II Electric Cooperative, and the Tacloban city government.