News by Year

DPWH delivers ComVal farm to market road


“What good can a road do?”
Such question has been answered by the residents of Purok Rosal and Purok Secret Love at Tigbao, Maragusan Compostela Valley Province upon the completion of their Farm to Market Road.
The once vast area of rice fields has been given a long overdue makeover via a concrete road that connects Purok Rosal and Purok Secret Love to the municipal proper. The said project started on May 27, 2016 under contract with LLM Concrete Products with a contract amount of P7, 682,070.03.

A modern gymnasium in Calinan rises


The local government of Calinan along with the DPWH Davao City II District Engineering Office takes pride in announcing the inauguration of one of its high-impact projects for the year 2016, which took place on the 10th of December 2016.
This modern gymnasium is the first of its kind in the 3rd Congressional District of Davao City.
The gymnasium houses a multi-sport game court, comfortable bleachers, and hygienic comfort rooms. Moreover, with its huge area, it can accommodate more than a thousand guests, making it a very ideal venue for big gatherings.

ASEAN accredits DPWH-XI civil engineers


There are now more DPWH - XI Civil Engineers accredited with ASEAN FEDERATION OF ENGI- NEERING ORGANIZATIONS (AFEO), ASEAN stands for Association of Southeast Asian Nations of which there are 10-member nations: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam.
The accreditation of the latest batch was bestowed during the conferment at Puerto Princesa, Palawan during the 34th Year Conference of the Organization on November 21, 2016.

Worries end after Kapalong River Dike construction


The municipality of Kapalong is one of the most flood - prone areas in the province of Davao Del Norte. This is because of the existence of the Libuganon River, a major river system in the province that through the course of history, has already claimed numerous lives and properties because of its unpredictability.

With the construction of the 191.4 linear-meter river bank protection along Barangay Maniki, residents have breathed a sigh of relief knowing that they are now well-protected by the newly constructed structure.

DPWH completes Widening of Surigao Sur-Davao Coastal Road


Roads are a prime factor in the transportation and movement of people and goods from one place to another. It hastens mobility which greatly contributes to the economic growth of the country.

As a Department geared towards progress with a desire for a more developed society, the DPWH Davao Oriental First District Engineering Office implemented the Improvement/Widening of (Nat’l Road) Surigao Del Sur Boundary – Davao Oriental Coastal Road. The project was undertaken by Hexamindz Corporation and was completed on November 5, 2016.

DPWH RD recipient of the first UP Gawad Oblation


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region V Regional Director Reynaldo G. Tagudando is one of the recipients of the University of the Philippines’ (UP) first Gawad Oblation in a ceremony held on February 7, 2017 at the UP Professional Schools in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.

Gawad Oblation is a special award given by the UP President to UP alumni and friends for “extraordinary service with or in the name of UP”.

Fourteen (14) individuals from government and industry all over the country made up the first UP Gawad Oblation awardees.

P23-B worth of Infra Projects to be implemented by DPWH Eastern Visayas in 2017


The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 8 will implement a total of 834 infrastructure projects region-wide amounting to P23-B for FY 2017 based on General Appropriation Act (GAA).

Along with its 12 District Engineering offices, Regional Office 8 has already completed pre-detailed engineering (PDE) for 621 while 146 projects are undergoing PDE. A total of 670 projects are with on-going pre-construction while 586 of all 834 projects were already bid out.

VILLAR: Laguna Lake Highway Phase I to Open Feb 9


Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that by February 9, two (2) new lanes of the Laguna Lake Highway, formerly known as C-6 Dike Road will be serviceable to the public.

“The opening of the additional two (2) lanes from from Napindan to M. L. Quezon section in Taguig City is the first phase of the Laguna Lake Highway project, which is expected to reduce travel time from Taytay to Bicutan by about 50% ,” Villar said.

San Agustin-Pagsanghan Road completed


Samar First District Engineering Office of Department of Public Works and Highways has finally completed the construction of San Agustin-Pagsanghan Road under the General Appropriation Act (GAA) of 2016.

The project includes the concreting of 3 150 linear meters of road covering Brgy. San Agustin to Pagsanghan, Samar.

With a contract amount of P50 Million, the construction of San Agustin-Pagsanghan Road is one of the high impact projects of Samar I.

Better Route in Gines Patag, Cabatuan Underway


The advocacies of Iloilo Governor Arthur D. Defensor Sr. are better traffic management and regulations, maintenance and improvement of national and provincial roads, apprehension of traffic violators and coordination with other agencies by creating a road safety task force.

The roles of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on these advocacies are to conduct yearly inspections and put up road signs, provide bike lanes and loading and unloading bays and prompt completion of road projects.