Tapochau ready for Good Friday


The road going up Mt. Tapochau is ready for Good Friday.

Saipan Mayor David M. Apatang noted that, after two weeks of preparation, Mt. Tapochau Road is ready for the pilgrims expected to take part in the trek up the mountain as part of the annual observance of Good Friday.

“We are already finished with preparations and people should be setting up tomorrow for the trek [today],” said Apatang, recognizing that there are a few who start the trek very early on the morning.

The usual groups such as the United Filipino Organization, the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter, and even the CNMI Office of the Governor would be handing out refreshments along the path.

“This is an annual thing we do for Good Friday. We have been getting a lot of support from businesses as far as water and fruits are concerned,” he said.

The mayor’s office made the road smoother by first installing a base course, then compressing it.

“We got about 10 loads [for the road],” he said.

The office also rented a compacter and a water tanker.

Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.

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