|Agas-agas Bridge in Sogod Town|
The news said Lowela Aguero, 20, a native of Maasin City, Southern Leyte, invited her friends to visit Sogod town where the tallest bridge is located. It is the Agas-agas bridge, the 92-meter high, which is one of her favorite places to frequent with, and it's too dangerous to stay long or come near to its edge. Without any apparent reason, Lowela insisted to go near at it. Reprimanded by her friends not to, but Lowela insisted and pushed them away and just a wink of an eye, plunged her way off down to the bridge and killed herself.
What a pity! Why Lowela did that?
Now, finger pointing is here again! Who's to blame? Whose fault is that? What do you think?
Well, according to the people there, Lowela who hadn't been dead if proper precautions were present on the bridge. It's obvious that with such a very high bridge, no warning, no notice is posted!
How come? Imagine the bridge was passable for the public on August 8, 2009. That was 2 years ago. And it is a road link between the Visayas and Mindanao. And yet no precautionary measures ever established along the railings. No road signs whatsoever to caution or prevent the people, the commuters, or even the "usero" to be extra cautious or not to come close to the edge of the railings of the bridge for it is too dangerous. Or accident may happen. It's nonsense! The edge of the bridge is not properly secured!
Anyway only the parents, or close family members of Lowela have the know on her motive of killing herself. I'm sure they have already noticed the latest misbehavior of Lowela, her personal problem for that matter before her death. Be it her love life, her studies, or whatever.
Agas-agas is a dialect term for "flowing loose soil". This is a name given to the bridge which claims Lowela's life. Before Lowela's death, plans are already readied to make the bridge as a source of tourism revenue for the provincial government of Southern Leyte and the Southern Leyte Chamber of Commerce. The bridge will be the venue for an extreme sports like bungee jumping and zipline rapelling.