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Davao road networks at bottom of 16 cities in WWF study

Davao City’s economy may be touted as one of the strongest in Mindanao and even in the whole country but it ranked lowest among 16 Philippine cities when it comes to road network according to a recent World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature study.
“Out of the 16 cities Davao City has the worst record with only nine percent of its total road network paved,” said Jose Maria Lorenzo Tan, Vice-Chairman and the President and CEO of WWF-Philippines isaid. Tan was in the city for the presentation of WWF’s findings on a study on the Business Risk Assessment and the Management of Climate Change Impacts of 16 cities conducted from 2011 to 2013.
Aside from Davao, the other cities included in the study are Baguio, Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Laoag, Zamboanga, Angeles, Batangas, Naga, Tacloban, Butuan, General Santos, Puerto Princesa and Santiago.
“The city (Davao) may report it builds new roads but these are not really paved roads,” he said. Davao has one kilometer of paved road for every 20 squ…