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Naguilian-Baguio Road Closed to Traffic Due to Bridge Works

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Bauang-Baguio City Road is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to the repair of Ribsuan Bridge connecting Naguilian and Burgos towns of La Union.

Department of Public Works and Highways ordered the temporary closure of the bridge to give way for the setting/curing of newly poured concrete as part of the repair works undertaken and is expected to re-open to light vehicles on September 30, 2015.

The 59 lineal meter bridge is one of the oldest permanent steel bridges along the 46 kilometers Bauang-Baguio City Road also known as Naguilian Road or Quirino Highway.

Naguilian-Baguio Road Closed to Traffic Due to Bridge Works

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Bauang-Baguio City Road is temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to the repair of Ribsuan Bridge connecting Naguilian and Burgos towns of La Union.

Department of Public Works and Highways ordered the temporary closure of the bridge to give way for the setting/curing of newly poured concrete as part of the repair works undertaken and is expected to re-open to light vehicles on September 30, 2015.

The 59 lineal meter bridge is one of the oldest permanent steel bridges along the 46 kilometers Bauang-Baguio City Road also known as Naguilian Road or Quirino Highway.

Improved Roads Going to Batangas City

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DPWH Region IV-A has completed a road linking tourism destinations in different towns of Cavite province.

Completed was the 4,636.60 lineal meter improvement/widening of Tagaytay City to Batangas City via Tuy Road costing P82.4 Million was funded under the FY 2014 APEC and is expected to reduce travel time due.

The project was also implemented inasmuch as Tagaytay City and other tourist destinations near Metro Manila are included in the itineraries of the delegates to the APEC Summit 2015.

Contractors With No Testing Equipment Banned to Join Bidding

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Contractors must have their own required minimum materials testing equipment to qualify in the bidding of public works projects.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the requirement to ensure the incorporation of the right quality of materials in civil works project issued 25 years ago is more than enough time for contractors to procure contractors’ testing equipment.

DPWH Volunteers Join Coastal Cleanup

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Armed with gloves and disposal bags, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson led the 245 other volunteers from the DPWH Head Office and National Capital Region that took part in collecting voluminous disposed garbage along the Manila Bay shoreline. The DPWH is among the national agencies actively supporting the annual pro-environment activity International Coastal Cleanup Day.

DPWH Opens Door to 3rd Batch of DPWH Cadet Engineers

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson is calling on intelligent and patriotic civil engineers across the country to help develop public works in the country as it formally accepts applicants for the Cadet Engineering Program (CEP) Batch III.

“We are opening our doors to talented civil engineers, ages 21-25, to be part of our Cadet Engineering Program (CEP),” announced Singson.

DPWH CEP Batch II Completes 6-Month Training

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Forty-one young civil engineers under second batch of Cadet Engineering Program (CEP) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) pose with Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, First Pacific Leadership Academy (FPLA) General Manager and CEO Rey Agustin K. Evalle, and DPWH Undersecretaries Raul C. Asis and Ardeliza R. Medenilla poses during the recent culmination program at the DPWH Head Office. The CEP, a development program of DPWH in partnership with FPLA, which aims to train young, vibrant, and intelligent civil engineers, was introduced by Secretary Singson in 2013.

World-Class Iloilo Convention Center Opens

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President Benigno S. Aquino III inaugurated the state-of-the-art Iloilo Convention Center at the Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao District last September 14, 2015.

The construction of the Iloilo Convention Center was made a reality thru the effort of the Ilonggo Senator, Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, who envisioned Iloilo to be one of the competitive cities in the country, in terms of economy and infrastructure development.

Oath Taking

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RD Melvin B. Navarro sworn-in the newly appointed Engineer II personnel from Albay 2nd DEO, witnessed by ARD Armando G. Estrella, Chief Adm. Officer Flocerpida B. Azotea and Asst. District Engineer Ella L. Areola

First 31 Young Engineers Hired By DPWH Bicol, 78 More Upcoming

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Thirty one (31) new Engineer II positions from the 109 allocations for DPWH Bicol Region was filled recently following the approval of evaluation of candidates by the Central Selection Board (DPWH-CSB) duly concurred by Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

Being the first batch to be approved from the 1,396 positions created nationwide, DPWH Region V through the initiative of Regional Director Melvin V. Navarro, welcomed on September 11, 2015 the new DPWH employees through a Eucharistic Celebration followed by a short program where they took their Oath of Office.

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