Sunset & other candids & scenes: Tigbao-Sta. Fe Road
Years ago, in the 70’s, I remember passing thru this road from our farm in Alang-alang to Tacloban in a US WWII-vintage military Jeep. It was a rough ride.
Last Sunday, we passed thru the same road – although much better compared to that first experience before, the road now is still not completely concreted, with some rough, unpaved portions (muddy during rainy days) but navigable, though, for a car to pass through.
Not all Taclobanons are aware of this road – the Sta. Fe-Tigbao Road – which cuts across the western side of Tacloban City, effectively avoiding the traffic at Palo and Tacloban City, providing a short-cut route for travelers coming from the South and headed for North to either Babatngon or to Samar and onwards to Luzon.
Last Sunday, we decided to explore this not-so-well traversed road. From Tacloban we headed towards San Juanico Bridge, turning left at the junction towards Brgy. Tigbao and onwards, passing thru Brgy. Salvacion, the old Sab-a basin area, and on to the municipality of Sta. Fe.
The scenes along the way were rustic – a very much a welcome sight fully appreciated by urban dwellers like us – certainly a far cry from the “Highly Urbanized City” image city administrators would want the electorate to yearn for and embrace.