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DPWH Creates Right-of-Way Task Force for Urgent Infrastructure Projects

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A task force that will handle right-of-way acquisition has been created by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to minimize delay in project implementation.

Under Department Order No. 203, series of 2016, DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar ordered the creation of Unified Project Management Office Right-of-Way (UPMO-ROW) Task Force that will now handle the monitoring of ROW issues that affect the implementation of UPMO road, bridge and flood control projects nationwide.

DPWH 6 Set for Undas 2016

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar ordered the Regional Directors and District Engineers all over the country to activate the annual “Lakbay-Alalay” program for the forthcoming observance of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

Through a memorandum, Villar directed the regional and district heads to create a composite team, including an anchorman, that will aid the traveling public on strategic locations in their respective jurisdictions from at 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon on October 28 until 12:00 noon of November 2, 2016.

DPWH Prepares Roads for All Saints' Day; Reactivates 'Lakbay Alalay' Program

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All national highways, more importantly those leading to public and private cemeteries are now being cleared from obstructions and potholes by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in preparation for the observance of All Saints’ Day.

This is one of the programs of all DPWH maintenance offices nationwide, to ensure safety of huge volume of motorists expected to flock major roads this coming long weekend.

DPWH Completes Access Road to Unspoiled Beaches of Pilar, Cebu

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More travelers can now explore Cebu’s best kept secret paradise in the unfrequented town of Pilar in Camotes Islands with the completion of a road improvement project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

A total of 5.4 kilometers of Pilar Circumferential Road has been paved by the DPWH, giving tourists and local residents a better road access to its sugary-white beaches, pristine waters and picturesque views.

DPWH Completes Access Road to Unspoiled Beaches of Pilar, Cebu

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More travelers can now explore Cebu’s best kept secret paradise in the unfrequented town of Pilar in Camotes Islands with the completion of a road improvement project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

A total of 5.4 kilometers of Pilar Circumferential Road has been paved by the DPWH, giving tourists and local residents a better road access to its sugary-white beaches, pristine waters and picturesque views.

Aguilar is New DPWH Davao City 1st DEO Head

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The DPWH Davao City District Engineering Office (DCDEO) now has a new head in the person of OIC District Engineer Wilfredo G. Aguilar.

In a simple turnover ceremony held recently at the DCDEO lobby, Aguilar formally took over the reins of the District from former OIC DE Gregorio C. Yee. The event was attended by new DPWH XI OIC Regional Director Allan S. Borromeo, Section Chiefs and employees.

Strategic Infra Programs in Region 6

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 6 has lined up several strategic infrastructure programs to decongest major thoroughfares and implement integrated seamless transport system in Western Visayas by providing new road openings connecting several provinces including island linkages by year 2020

According to OIC Assistant Regional Director Jose Al V. Fruto, among the projects set to be implemented includes the widening of Aklan East Road and Aklan West Road that will improve accessibility to Boracay island from anywhere in Panay Island.

Almost 1000 DPWH Crewmen Ready to Respond to Calamity

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Department of Public Works and Highways Region V Director Reynaldo G. Tagudando alerted his men in the field for the series of typhoons expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this last quarter of 2016.

“Bicol Region, particularly Sorsogon and Albay are very vulnerable to calamities with the added presence of active volcanoes in the said provinces necessitating our readiness to respond to any eventualities,” said RD Tagudando in a meeting with the District Engineers.

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