According to this blogger, Halsema must be one of the worst highways in the world. I must say that I agree with him. Quote: “There are many accidents and overturned buses on a yearly basis. Often there are sheer drop offs of over 1000 feet without a guard rail. During the rainy season it is nearly impassable.”
To be fair, the government has been improving Halsema these past years so we will hopefully eventually have a highway that is a highway and not a dirt road. They have to do something about the need for guard rails though because it seems like what they are doing now is simply cementing the road.
Incidentally, our very first blog post was about Halsema. I was so irritated watching The Female Version of Gollum falsely claim in her State of the Nation Address (SONA) that her father built the Halsema Highway. None of our politicians questioned her claim [who knows, maybe our bootlicking Cordillera politicians gave her the idea] so I decided to start a blog to point out that the credit should go to, you know, that engineer known as Eusebius Julius who happened to have a family name called Halsema. So thank you Female Gollum for “birthing” this blog. Next July, state in your SONA that your dad also built Kennon Road. Maybe Burnham Park too. And, heck, why not the whole City of Baguio.
PHOTO CREDIT: Dark Roasted Blend.