TACLOBAN CITY – The Samar Provincial Information Office has announced that the unexpected electrical breakdown at the San Juanico Bridge has affected the scheduled aesthetic lights show. 

It added that the incessant rainfall caused by the adverse weather has been preventing their maintenance team to do immediate repairs.

“To avoid further damage to this kind of unforeseeable circumstance, we are momentarily turning the light show off until further notice,” the information office shared.

The office, however, assured that its operations will resume once the necessary repairs are completed. 

Inaugurated by President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on October 19, 2022, the San Juanico Bridge Aesthetic Lighting and Sound is a proponent project of the Samar local government funded through an PHP 80-million outlay from the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority in 2018.

Said project was supposed to be completed in 2019. However, it was suspended for several months due to the rehabilitation of the bridge. In December 2020, a dry-run was made but the contractor noticed a problem with the electricity supply from the substation so it was only recently that the beautiful aesthetic lights show became operational. By Marie Tonette Marticio (EV Mail Feb. 6-12, 2023 issue)