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MANILA, Philippines -- Malacañang on Friday unveiled a social media campaign that seeks to help rehabilitate Metro Manila roads by crowdsourcing through Twitter reports on public ways needing repair.
Using the hashtag #lubak2normal, concerned citizens can take a photo of potholes and cracks on major national roads which, the administration promises, will be quickly acted upon by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said that "damage to road infrastructure was among the concerns" of citizens and the government in the aftermath of heavy monsoon rains this week.
"We enjoin the public to submit, via Twitter, information regarding national roads damaged by the Southwest Monsoon," Lacierda said.
"Citizens must tag the official Twitter account of the PCDSPO [@PCDSPO], and use the unified hashtag, #lubak2normal," he added.
Information that will be received through Twitter will be referred to the DPWH "for immediate action," Lacierda said.
"This enforces the vital role of the citizenry in road rehabilitation efforts," he said.
During the heavy monsoon rains that pummeled Metro Manila over the week, citizens reported about a huge crack on the road along EDSA near Connecticut St., which motorists warned could make cars "turn turtle" once hit at high speeds.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority immediately placed barriers around the cracked portion of the road pending repairs by the DPWH.