A new access road that would benefit thousands of students from two schools in Tondo was opened for public use by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.
Moreno himself led the opening of Alvarado Extension, which used to be an area closed to public and merely relegated to private use.
Accompanied by city engineer Armand Andres, the mayor was greeted and hailed by students, teachers and parents of those studying at the Philippine Cultural High School and Chiang Kai Shek, who also took the opportunity to have their selfies taken with him and thank him for opening the said access road.
Andres said street lights and asphalting were done on the said road so that it has now become passable to pedestrians and motorists alike.
According to Moreno, the said road had been closed by a private company for the past several years thus inconveniencing the public, specially students from the said two schools catering mostly to Chinese-Filipino community members.
As such, Moreno said the students needed to walk via a longer route when going to and from their school, along with residents in the areas of P. Algue and Abad Santos Streets, among others.
With the opening of the new access road, these residents and students save on effort and time on a daily basis.