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Bridge Along Daang Maharlika Damaged by Flood in Camarines Norte


The Sta Elena section specifically at km 252 +700 of Daang Maharlika Highway in Camarines Norte is not passable as of 3:00 AM of September 19, 2014 due to damaged Cabuluam Detour Bridge caused by flash flood.

Motorists and commuters from Camarines Norte to Manila and vice versa are advised by the DPWH Camarines Norte District Engineering Office to take Daang Maharlika Sta Elena-Sipocot, Camarines Sur towards Andaya Highway.

Secretary Singson Visits Region IX


Public Works Secretary has recently visited Region IX to see for himself on the ground the actual accomplishment in the implementation of the Zamboanga City By-Pass Road project.

The Secretary said that the road network is a priority project of the Department since this will greatly help decongest traffic within the city proper as this will serve as an alternate route for motorists and vehicles travelling east to west or vice versa

No Let Up in Purging DPWH Erring Employees - DPWH Chief


“I won’t hesitate suspending or terminating erring DPWH personnel who are members of the Bids and Awards Committees (BACs) conniving with contractors or with unscrupulous individuals found to be “fixing” the biddings in the Department.”

This is the statement of DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson after receiving reports that activities such as “fixing” the biddings done in the DPWH offices are still on-going despite the suspension of some BAC members who were found culpable of violating the provisions of RA 9184, otherwise known as Procurement Act.

Seven (7) Road Sections Still Impassable Due to Typhoon Luis


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working round-the-clock to re-open seven (7) national road sections affected and still closed to traffic by the recent onslaught of “Typhoon Luis”.

As of September 17, 2014, 10AM, the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance identified national roads closed to traffic in the following regions due to flood waters, landslide and washed out detour road: three (3) roads in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), one (1) road section each in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 5.

DPWH: Mayon Volcano Disaster Preparedness Advisory


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Albay has reactivated its Regional and District Risk Reduction and Management (R/DRRM) Teams following alert status has been raised to Alert Level 3, by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOCS) which means that magma has most likely intruded at depth and that current conditions could eventually lead to a larger eruption.