SFDEO paved a
road leading to Mapaso Hot Spring
GISSELLE G. PARUNGAO
March 9, 2021
CALBAYOG CITY – To
boost the tourism industry in Calbayog City, DPWH Samar First
District Engineering Office has completed the road leading to Mapaso
Hot Spring with a revised contract amount of P26.9 million.
This road taps from an
existing road that leads to Maharlika Highway and will lead to one
of the leading tourist destinations in Calbayog City, the Mapaso Hot
Spring. The road spans 745 linear meters and a width of six (6)
meters and 1.5 meters concrete shoulders on both sides of the
carriageway. Reinforced concrete pipe culvert were also installed to
provide uninterrupted water flow of creeks located in the area.
Now, visitors can visit
Mapaso Hot Spring through Barangay Amampacang then to Dinagan,
Mabini and finally in Barangay Rizal II which is roughly 6.6
kilometers and with a vehicle, it will only take 15 minutes from
For adventure-seekers one
can reach the tourist destination through Oquendo Poblacion where
you would have to take a boat to cross a river (Oquendo River) going
to the hot spring which will take 30 minutes.
“This project is a great
help since it is now easier to travel and reach Mapaso Hot Spring.
Before, you have to walk on foot and cross a river to reach the
destination. This project is also a big help to the barangay because
there is now a much better road that we can use for travelling
unlike before that you have to cross a river. If more tourists will
visit this tourist destination, then more people can have work which
is being a tour guide. This road is a huge help because everything
and anything can pass through here”, said Kristine Pearl Yabut, a
resident living near Mapaso Hot Spring.