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DPWH Formalized Agreement With DENR on Roadside Tree Planting Program

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Regional offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas Region entered into an agreement to further enhance the two (2) agencies partnership in the tree planting and growing program along roadsides.

Under the Memorandum of Agreement signed by DPWH Regional Director Edilberto D. Tayao and DENR Regional Director Jim Sampulna, DPWH in coordination with DENR will identify and conduct survey and mapping of roadsides for tree planting activities as an integral part of its regular road maintenance program.

MOA to Address Tree-Cutting Woes on Road Projects Signed by DPWH and DENR

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The regional offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region VI framed a project to address the problem of cutting trees for government projects.

The Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was formally signed by DPWH VI Regional Director Edilberto D. Tayao and DENR VI Regional Director Jim Sampulna, which was held recently at the DPWH Conference Room.

The signing of MOA was witnessed by DPWH Undersecretary for Technical Services Raul C. Asis and DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio Ignacio.

DPWH Unveils First Mural, Integrity Landmark

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) unveiled its first mural and integrity landmark depicting the history and transformation of the Agency through the years, on June 23, at Roxas, Isabela.

Aiming to inspire the public and young generation of DPWH employees, the public art project which was inaugurated during DPWH’s 117th anniversary celebration took more than two months of planning, designing and carving.

Kennon Road Closed to Traffic as Landslide Occurs

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Kennon Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region was closed to vehicular traffic following the occurrence of landslide at K0242+600, Camp 7.

A passenger jeepney and a van were buried under the landslide early Monday morning, July 13, 2015 along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet that resulted to one (1) death and injuries to five (5) other persons.

Following the slide, the Department of Public Works and Highways closed the 32-kilometers Kennon Road as it clears debris on the highway.

"Falcon" Update: MNR-Bulacan Section Not Passable to Light Vehicles: 3 Roads in CAR Closed

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Four roads in Region 3 and Cordillera Administrative Region are now closed to traffic, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bureau of Maintenance.

As of 5:00 p.m., July 10, 2015, Friday, BOM reported that the SM Section (K0021+000) of Manila North Road in Marilao, Bulacan was closed to light vehicles due to flooding while the following roads in CAR are still impassable due to reoccurrence of landslide, rockslide and mudslide:

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1. Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road, K0261+330, Sitio Goldfield, Poblacion, Itogon; and

Kennon Road Closed to Traffic as Landslide Occurs

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Kennon Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region was closed to vehicular traffic following the occurrence of landslide at K0242+600, Camp 7.

A passenger jeepney and a van were buried under the landslide early Monday morning, July 13, 2015 along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet that resulted to one (1) death and injuries to five (5) other persons.

Following the slide, the Department of Public Works and Highways closed the 32-kilometers Kennon Road as it clears debris on the highway.

Farm to Market Road Project Unveiled

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Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary Virgilio Delos Reyes (third from right), DPWH XI Regional Director Mariano R. Alquiza (first from right), DAR XI Regional Director John Maruhom, Vice Gov. Manuel Zamora and Montevista LGU Officials gathered in Brgy. Linoan for the turn over ceremonies of the Banag-Banag Farm to Market Road. A product of DAR-DPWH Inter-agency Convergence, the project will greatly benefit the Agrarian Reform Community in Compostella Valley.

Road Safety Devices

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DPWH Albay 1st District Engineering Office has completed the installation, application and construction of road safety devices at KO577+500 to KO579+000 and KO580+000 to KO581+000 (with exceptions) of DM Jct. Legazpi-Sto.Domingo- Tabaco-Tiwi-Camarines Sur Bdry. Road, Tiwi, Albay

Costing P6.360 Milliion, the project which was started on December 1, 2014 was completed on January 10, 2015.

Scope of work includes the installation of guardrails and pavement markings for the safety of motorists and pedestrians.

Easier Access to Caramoan

"Falcon" Report: 2 Roads in CAR Closed as of 12 NN Thursday

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Heavy rain brought by Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Falcon has further caused landslides, rockslides and mudflow along national roads, making two (2) roads in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) impassable.

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bureau of Maintenance, as of 12 noon, July 9, 2015, Wednesday, the following roads are closed to traffic:

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1. Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road

  a) K0340+451-K0340+550 Section, Sitio Bongis, Brgy. Gusaran;

  b) K0341+320, Bongis Section; and

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