The Barangay Roads linking Barangay Pieza and Barangay Ambasa, both in the Municipality of Lamut, Ifugao were temporarily closed after the Barangay officials got the go signal of the local Chief Executive during the  regular meeting of the Municipal Public Order Committee (MPOC) on June 12, 2014 at the Sangguniang Bayan Hall. The closure of these 2  Barangay roads that links Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya is due to the harassment  of unidentified motor cycle riders which is allegedly believed  to have  connection with the recent killings of Ifugaos in the Province of Nueva Vizcaya.

The Barangay Captains of Sanafe, Salamaque, Pugol and Hapid also confirmed that   suspicious looking characters riding on motorcycles with no plates and  masked with helmets or bonnets are still plying the roads of their Barangays and harassing the residents.

 As of press time many  people of Lamut are scared of the alleged tribal war between the people of Nueva Vizcaya and the Ifugaos.

#Rosito B. Malingan