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DPWH 6 gears up for ISO 9001:2015


After being conferred the ISO 9001:2008 in 2006, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office VI is now preparing the requirements for its transition to ISO 9001:2015.

During the launching ceremony, Regional Director Wenceslao M. Leaño, Jr. said that ISO 9001:20015 focuses more on risk-based thinking.

“This requires us to determine, consider and take action to address any risks or opportunities that might impact our Quality Management System (QMS)’s ability to deliver conformance or which might impact customer satisfaction,” he added.

Construction to start on P230 million underpass road project in Lucena City


The Department of Public Works and Highways District Engineer Nestor I. Cleofas of Quezon II DEO led a groundbreaking ceremony for the new underpass road project along Daang Maharlika Highway, MSR Diversion road and Lucena-Tayabas-Mauban Port road on February 21, 2017.

The 490 meter long road project aims to primarily decongest the traffic in the Manila-Bicol route.

Batanes Typhoon Ferdie rehab projects underway


Department of Public Works and Highways Batanes District Engineer Rommel Fabi reported to Regional Director Melanio C. Briosos the repair/reconstruction projects of 7 typhoon Ferdie damaged structures in the Island Province amounting to a total of P15.7Million.

Construction works are already expected to jumpstart this April 2017 after the completion of the procurement process.

DPWH launches Anti-Drug Campaign


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, together with other DPWH officials, led the launching of the agency’s anti-drug advocacy. The program is aimed to ensure that the DPWH remains to be a drug-free workplace in support of the national government's fight against illegal drugs.

Villar: DPWH busy for Holy Week road works


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will take advantage of the low volume of vehicles in Metro Manila during this Holy Week to undertake road improvement works.

Secretary Mark A. Villar said that although light vehicular traffic is anticipated since most of the people are either staying in their homes or are on vacation in the provinces during this Lenten week, motorists and the general public are still advised to expect slowdown/build-up in some sections of major thoroughfares.

Situational Report on major roads and bridges


As of 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, all national roads and bridges in Ilocos Region are passable to all types of vehicles.

Two (2) road sections however are one (1) lane passable in Ilocos Sur due to on-going bridge and slope protection projects:

1) KM 380+100 of Manila North Road in Barangay Sulvec, Narvacan (Bridge reconstruction)
2) KM 356+800, KM 356+920 and KM 358+800 of Tagudin - Cervantes Road in Barangay Man-atong, Suyo (Slope protection project)