City Mayor Vows to Build Better Bridge to Replace “Worth Php1 Million Footbridge” Built by Congressman

Can you believe this collapsed footbridge was worth Php1 million? We couldn’t either! But according to the mayor of Iloilo City in central Philippines, this bridge was allegedly built by a congressman he did not name back in 2009. According to Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, this structure was finally finished in 2010 – all for a whopping budget of Php1 million!

With the recent heavy rains and the waters of the river swelling, the bridge which connected the villages of Loboc and Mansaya collapsed into the river.

Photo by Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog / Facebook
Photo by Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog / Facebook

The mayor hastened his men to build another temporary bridge to replace this one but promised on his Facebook account to build a better bridge in 2017. His constituents would have to wait until 2017 for the new bridge since this has not been included in the budget for this year.

Netizens could not help but slam the unnamed congressman for the appearance of the bridge, considering that it was supposed to have been worth Php1 million. Surely, a bridge that costs that much would look so much better than some planks of wood and some pipe railings, right?


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