DPWH Sec. Villar to Build a Bridge After Watching the Viral Video, Social Media Really Work


Secretary Mark Villar of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) acts immediately he saw a viral video of kids crossing a river using an improvised ropes and bamboos. The DPWH promised to build a temporary hanging bridge and plans for a larger bridge in the near future.


The viral video which was orginally posted by MinYas Mangorsi showing two schoolchildren crossing an improvised bridge on the way to school caught the DPWH's attentions.

Popular Facebook Page, ThinkingPinoy who was instrumental for connecting the DPWH and the people on the viral video documented the incident.

According to ThinkingPinoy, the "bridge" was situated in a rural area of Iligan City in Mindanao. Based on the viral video, the kids passed through a bridge made of a pair of ropes held up by wooden stilts, over a raging river. The kids face a clear and present danger as they pass through this flimsy structure every day.

Watch the Viral Video of Kids Passing an Improvised Bridge:




The video went viral further when it was posted by Mocha Uson who has more than 4 million followers aside from being reported on national TV by GMA-7.

Based on an article posted by ThinkingPinoy, he onced interviewed DPWH Sec. Mark Villar and retained the number of the public officials thereby making ways to contact the DPWH secretary once again in seeking ways to help the poor children.

According to ThinkingPinoy, the media officer Sec. Villar, Anna Mae Llamentillo contacted him to know more about the details of the viral video so he asked Mocha Uson to provide the details. ThinkingPinoy noted that he told Sec. Villar's media officer that the viral improvised bridge is located at G'tum, Brgy. Lapinao, Iligan City.

The DPWH immediately sent a team to examine the area and decided to construct a hanging bridge first as their short-term solution and they could finish it by December, they also revealed a long-term solution of constructing a more stable bridge but they will do it later because of complexity.

ThinkingPinoy was so thankful with the outcome of viral video that caught the attentions of the DPWH who responded immediately. There is indeed a real change in our society under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte.



DPWH Sec. Villar to Build a Bridge After Watching the Viral Video, Social Media Really Work DPWH Sec. Villar to Build a Bridge After Watching the Viral Video, Social Media Really Work Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 11/18/2016 Rating: 5

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