While there are those who would take school for granted (*ahem* kids), there are those who would go to great lengths just to attend school. In the case of the residents of Barangay Lanipao, Iligan City, children literally risk their lives, as they have to cross the river using a tightrope bridge, without any form of harness, in order to get to school, as seen in the video below.
Such is a solid proof of the dedication of children in remote provinces to finish their studies. Fortunately for the netizen who posted the video, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) took notice of the matter, and DPWH Sec. Mark Villar addressed the issue. Roughly two months after the video was posted, Villar shared on his official Facebook page that the new bridge is nearing completion:
With DPWH's swift action to the plight of the students of Barangay Lanipao, we do hope that more children in the area will be encouraged and motivated to go to school, and more so, that many other places in the Philippines get treated to the same swift action.
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