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May 2007
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  05/30/07

METRO MANILA FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT NEARS COMPLETION- DPWH

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  Residents along eastern part of Metro Manila are now assured of flood free rainy season as the Department of Public Works and Highways announced the substantial completion of the Metro Manila Flood Control Project- West of Mangahan Floodway. In his report to DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Major Flood Control Project Director Patrick Gatan reported that the project is already 96.84% complete and assured that it can serve its main purpose in mitigating flood damage caused by high level of water in Laguna Lake especially during rainy season. “ Protected from flooding woes, considering that the project covers a total of 39.01 km2 drainage area, the project will improve the living condition of residents along Taguig, Pateros, and Pasig in Metro Manila and Taytay and Cainta in Rizal Province” Gatan said. Divided into four packages, package one involve the construction of lakeshore dikes, regulation ponds and bridges, package two include the construction of parapet wall and floodgates along Napindan River, package three and four both includes the installation of pumping stations and floodgates on various flood prone locations. This P 3.2 Billion project is jointly funded by the Japan bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the Government of the Philippines. “ We are now finishing some of he channel excavation works, construction of cofferdam, excavation on regulation ponds in Taguig and Tapayan area which includes in the Package one of the project” Gatan added.  
 
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  05/29/07

DPWH REQUIRES ISO 9000 CERTIFICATION OF CIVIL WORKS CONTRACTORS

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  To further ensure the quality and capability of qualified contractors for civil works, the Department of Public Works and Highways is requiring contractors classified as “Large B” to have an ISO 9000 certification. In a Department Order, DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan has given “Large B” contractors until July 1, 2008 to get the ISO 9000 certification from a recognized accreditation body. This is in line with the DPWH commitment to provide quality infrastructure projects and our proactive program to upgrade the quality standards of public works projects, Bonoan said. The DPWH has made ISO 9000 certification as an added requirement in the eligibility screening or prequalification of contractors who wish to participate in the letting process for civil works contracts. The ISO 9000 certificate will ensure that the systems and procedures used by contractors are quality-assured and conform to international standards, added Bonoan. Earlier, representatives from Philippine Constructors Association, Inc. (PCA) and the National Constructors Association of the Philippines, Inc. (NACAP) have sought the extension of deadline for acquiring the ISO 9000 certification.  
 
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  05/29/07

DPWH TO BOOSTS WESTERN VISAYAS ECONOMY BY PROVIDING HIGH IMPACT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

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  Internationally known for its white beaches and rich coastal areas, the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the acceleration of Western Visayas economy by providing quality and efficient infrastructure facilities. In his report to DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Region 6 Director Rolando Asis said that the completion of four major DPWH high-impact projects in the region will provide better road network and improve economic condition of the region as these roads shall also provide investment and employment opportunities among the residents and nearby provinces in Western Visayas. Included in the on-going Strong Republic Nautical Highway project are the Infante Flyover in Iloilo City, Metro Iloilo Radial Road Project, Iloilo-Anini-y-Villavert-Jimenez Road, and the Maayon-Curter- Junction Iloilo-Capiz Road Project. “ In support with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s thrust in achieving economic stability through infrastructure investment, these projects would surely facilitate the transport of people, goods and services along the Western Nautical Highway which serves as a strong foundation for economic development” Asis said. Under the Presidents Bridge Program, the P 400 Million worth, 305.80 lineal meter long Infante Flyover is now being constructed at the intersection of Infante and Gen. Luna and expected to be completed within the year. Funded under the Rural Road National Development Projects-Phase III (RRNDP-III) Fund the Metro Iloilo Radial Road involves the construction of the P 34 Million Iloilo- Sta. Barbara Road, P 40 Million Pandan, Libertad, Antique-Aklan Boundary Road and the P 60 Million Concrete paving of Iloilo City-Caticlan Highway and the P 27.8 Million Maayon Junction Iloilo/Capiz Road. “ With the orders of Secretary Bonoan, we are now speeding up the construction of these vital projects and strictly monitoring their implementation to assure quality of work and would be completed on schedule” Asis added.  
 
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  05/24/07

DPWH TRAVEL ADVISORY

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  AYALA BRIDGE in San Miguel, Manila will be CLOSED TO TRAFFIC starting 6:00 pm today (May 24, 2007) up to 4:00 am on May 26, 2007. Reason for closure: - On going bridge repair and rehabilitation. - DPWH National Capital Region will conduct concrete pouring of the deck slab and initial setting of fresh concrete on the north bound lane.  
 
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  05/24/07

DPWH COMPLETES TWO NEW SCHOOLBUILDING IN RIZAL PROVINCE

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  Students and teachers in Rizal Province will be relieved of classroom shortage woes this coming school as the Department of Public Works and Highways completed two new schoolbuidlings in the province. In support with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s School Building program, which aims to improve the standard of education in the country, DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan said that they are currently speeding up the completion of school building projects of the DPWH in preparation for the coming school year. In his report to Secretary Bonoan, DPWH Rizal District Engineer Oscar Dela Cruz said that with the good weather condition they had completed the two storey- four classroom school building project in Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Elementary and High School on Brgy. Balite in Rodriguez, and a two storey - 6 classroom school building project on Pililla Elementary School in Pililla Rizal are now ready to be used by the students and teachers on the opening of classes on June 3. This P 5.7 and P4.8 Million projects are funded under the School Building Program of the Department of Education and expected to accommodate more or less 500 students. Nationwide, the DPWH has completed a total of 4,248 school building projects.  
 
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  05/21/07

DPWH WORKS ROUND-THE-CLOCK TO COMPLETE DELFIN ALBANO BRIDGE IN ISABELA

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  The Department of Public Works and Highways is now working round the clock to complete the vital Delfin Albano Bridge located along Delfin Albano-Tumauini Road in Isabela Province to accomplish much of the scheduled works before the rainy season starts. Based on the directive of DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan to take advantage of the summer months and speed up the construction of vital bridge projects to assure public safety and continuous flow of traffic, the DPWH Region 2 Office is now working 24-hours on three shifts and had completed a total of 66.94% of the programmed works. DPWH Region 2 Director Eugenio Pipo Jr. said that they experience much delays in implementing the Delfin Albano Bridge because of the flash floods occurrence in Cagayan River despite good wheather condition in the low lands due to unpredictable rains in the highlands of Cagayan Valley. “ We have to adopt the modular float barge system in constructing the main foundation of the bridge which includes the construction of docking facility, modular float-barge, service barge and a tugboat so that we can work even during high level of flood water” Pipo said. Pipo added that upon completion of the project it would improve the socio-economic condition of residents in municipalities of Delfin Albano, Sto. Tomas and western barangays of Ilagan. It will also attract investments and job opportunities in the Cordillera Region, Central Luzon, and CALABARZON area as it connects the existing road network to the Northern Luzon Economic Quadrangle (NLAQ). This P 450 Million bridge project involves the construction of 444.23 lineal meters of bridge and approaches, which includes the settlement of 1.30 kilometers road right-of-way claims for the concrete paved approaches of the bridge project.  
 
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  05/15/07

CAGAYAN DE ORO 3RD BRIDGE NEARS COMPLETION-DPWH

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  Investors and job opportunities will soon flourish in fast growing economy of Cagayan De Oro City as the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the near completion of Cagayan De Oro 3rd Bridge and Access Road Project. Crossing the Cagayan De Oro River connecting Barangay Puntod and Kauswagan, the Cagayan De Oro 3rd Bridge project is expected to attract more investment and generate job opportunities as it connects the existing national road network in Opol, Misamis Oriental to the City Port Road in Puntod, Cagayan De Oro City. In his report to DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Region 10 Director Sinaolan Macarambon said that the project is now 95.11% complete and expected to be completed after the settlement of road right-of-way claims and implementation of the catch up plan programmed in the 2007 DPWH Regular Infrastructure Projects. “ Secretary Bonoan has strict orders to accomplish much of the scheduled works this summer season, we are now coordinating with the right-of-way claimants so that we can immediately start the remaining works” Macarambon said. The project involves the construction of four lanes 352 lineal meters of pre-stressed concrete bridge and 8,465 lineal meters access road, mostly with embankment along coastal route, and construction of reinforce concrete deck girder over Iponan River in Brgy. Iponan. This P 878.9 Million bridge and access road project is funded under the regular DPWH Infrastructure Fund.  
 
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  05/11/07

DPWH STARTS P 2.3 BILLION COASTAL ROAD PROJECT IN CEBU

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  Decongesting traffic as well as providing infrastructure facilities to support the fast growing economy of Cebu City, the Department of Public Works and Highways has started the construction of Cebu North Coastal Road Project (CNCRP) in Paknaan, Mandaue City. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo together with DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan and Department of Tourism Secretary Ace Durano had recently facilitated the formal groundbreaking ceremony. During the ceremony, Scretary Bonoan reported to President Arroyo that the project, passing through coastal municipalities of Consolacion and Liloan will provide employment and investment opportunities in the area as it serves as major access road to major tourists spots in Cebu. “ Upon its completion, this project will also boost the fishing industry in the western seaboard of Cebu and coastal towns of Mandaue City,” Bonoan said. This P 2.3 Billion road project involves the construction of 9,450 lineal meters of four-lane highway which includes the construction of Cansaga Bay Bridge, Suba Bridge, Tayud Underpass and a pedestrian overpass. The CNCRP will also support the integral economic road network that runs along the existing main Cebu North and South transportation line. To assure the immediate completion of the project a total of P 100 Million was already released by the Department of Budget and Management for the settlement of road right-of-way claims and preparatory civil works for the Cansaga Bay Bridge. Funded thru the regular DPWH Infrastructure Fund, the project is expected to be completed by 2010.  
 
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  05/10/07

DPWH COMPLETES P 131 MILLION RURAL ROAD PROJECT IN SAMAR

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  Promoting economic development by improving infrastructure facilities especially in rural areas, the Department of Public Works and Highways announced the completion of Dolores – Oras – San Policarpio Road in Eastern Samar Province. DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan said that this road project was included in the Department’s high impact project because it connects with the inter-provincial road network that connects two provinces in Samar Island. “ With the completion of this new project it will pave way to economic development as it provides employment opportunities in the area and serves as major access to tourists spots in Samar Island” Bonoan said. Implemented by the DPWH Rural Road Network Development Project Management Office, the project involves the construction of 5,740 lineal meters of Portland concrete cement pavement road. This P 131.9 Million road project was jointly funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Government of the Philippines. “ The DPWH Central Office Quality Assurance Unit is now conducting testing and on-site inspection to assure quality of work before the road will be formally open to the public” Bonoan added.  
 
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  05/09/07

DPWH COMPLETES TWO FARM TO MARKET ROADS IN ALBAY

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  Fighting poverty and in support with President Gloria Magapagal Arroyo’s Hunger Mitigation Program, the Department of Public Works and Highways has announced the completion of Ubaliw-Tulatula and Agos-Sta Cruz farm-to-market roads in Albay Province. In his report to DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan, DPWH Region 5 Director Orlando Roces said that considering that Albay is one of the highly agricultural areas in Bicol Region, they are now strictly monitoring the implementation of the other farm-to-market roads in the province. “ These farm-to-market roads will not only speed up the delivery of agricultural products in the market areas but it will also prevent the spoilage of produce as they serve as access roads from the farms going to the food storage facilities in the area” Roces said. Located in Brgy. San Vicente, in Oas, the Ubaliw-Tulatula Road involves the concreting of 185.40 lineal meters of existing gravel road costing P 2.5 Million, while the Agos-Sta. Cruz Road, located in Polangui, involves the concreting of 665 lineal meters of existing road with a total cost of P 2.5 Milion serving the farmers from the municipalities of Polangui and Libon in Albay. In a recent staff meeting, Secretary Bonoan ordered the immediate completion of all vital infrastructure projects including farm-to-market roads nationwide.  
 
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  05/08/07

DPWH BRACES FOR LA NIÑA

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  “ Strong rains are starting to hit Visayas and Mindanao, we need to prepare to assure public safety” During a staff meeting, Department of Public Works and Highways OIC- Secretary Manuel Bonoan directed all the regional directors to assure that preventive measures were already in place in preparation for the La Niña season. “ In my recent inspection on high impact projects, I had noticed that string rains are already starting to hit Visayas and Mindanao, we must learn form our experiences last year and make thorough preparation works and activities to lessen the damage brought by heavy rains,” Bonoan said. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) a total of 10 to 13 tropical cyclones are expected to hit the country starting next month until third quarter of the year. Secretary Bonoan specifically instructed the regions directors of Region 1, 2, 3, 4-A, 4-B, 5, CAR and 8, which are identified as typhoon disaster prone areas to assure that preventive measures such as road side slope protection works, bridge fortification works, and deployment of equipment are already completed. Secretary Bonoan also directed to assure that all the district offices in the said regions should have coordinated with the local government and established their respective Disaster Quick Response Team. “ All contact numbers of the Quick Response Team leaders and members should be submitted to the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance Office to assure the immediate coordination and immediate dissemination of travel advisory to inform the public of the latest road condition,” Bonoan added. Bonoan also reiterated to all the DPWH Regional and Project directors to take advantage of the good weather condition and accelarate the implementation of high impact projects especially the major flood control structures nationwide. Among the Major Flood Control projects of the DPWH are the CAMANAVA Flood Control Project, West Magahan Flood Control Project, Laoag River Basin Flood Control Project, Agno River Flood Control Project and Iloilo Flood Control Project.  
 
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  05/07/07

DPWH COMPLETES P 1.01 BILLION ROAD PROJECT IN SOUTHERN LEYTE

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  Residents and motorists in Southern Leyte will now be assured of continuous flow of traffic even during the rainy season as the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the completion of the Liloan – San Ricardo Road Section, Package 3 of the Arterial Road Links Development Project IV. DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan said that serving as a major alternate route for Maharlika Highway, especially when Mahaplag- Sogod Road Section, which is identified as disaster prone area, is closed during rainy season, the Liloan- San Ricardo Road Project would provide an all weather road network. Implemented by the Philippine Japan Highway Loan (PJHL) Project Management Office, Project Director Vicente Perez said that the project will also improve the socio-economic condition as it provides employment opportunities in Southern Leyte with more agricultural, industrial and tourism investments. Package 3 starts from the Municipality of Liloan and ends at the Brgy. Benit in San Ricardo and it involves the construction of 40.62 kilometers of Portland concrete cement pavement, 23 bridges, rehabilitation of an existing bridge , improvement/ upgrading of drainage shoulders and slope protection works. This P 1.01 Billion road and bridge project was jointly funded by the Japan Bank For International Cooperation and Government of the Philippines. “ We are continuously monitoring the implementation and immediate completion of all road and bridge projects nationwide in preparation for the coming La Niña season, I have already instructed all the project and regional directors to speed up all the programmed works to assure that the projects will be completed ahead of schedule” Bonoan said.  
 
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  05/04/07

DPWH COMPLETES NEW DIVERSION ROAD IN DAVAO CITY

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  Aiming to decongest traffic in the highly urbanize city in Mindanao, the Department of Public Works and Highways completed the P 14.7 Million worth rehabilitation of Davao City Diversion Road. DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan said that completion of this project will speed up traffic flow considering that the Davao City Diversion Road is one of the traffic congested road in the city as it leads to other provinces in Mindanao. In his report to Secretary Bonoan, DPWH Region XI Director Dimas Suguilon said that the maintenance, rehabilitation and improvement of the road was completed last April 20, 2007. The project involves the asphalt overlaying and some concrete re-blocking works on the 1,784 stretch of the diversion road. “ With the completion of the rehabilitation of the diversion road it will not only speed up the flow of traffic but it will also improve the socio-economic condition of the residents as well as business entrepreneurs in Davao City” Soguilon said.  
 
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  05/03/07

PGMA INAUGURATES TWO MARIKINA BRIDGES

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  President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Department of Public Works and Highways OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan will inaugurate today two (2) a vital bridges that connects road network linking Marikina and Quezon City towards the eastern part of Metro Manila. Named after the late President, the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge speeds up the flow of traffic as it provides an alternate route between C-5 Road and Marcos Highway. Constructed by the DPWH Urban Road Projects Project Management Office (URPO), Secretary Bonoan said that the new bridge will also provide better opportunities for access to public transport facilities and will improve the existing capacity of transport network in Metro Manila. The project involves the construction of a 2.76 kilometers of interchange that will connect C-5 and Marcos Highway crossing the Marikina River. The project starts from Boni Serrano Avenue along E. Rodriguez Intersection in Quezon Cityand ends at Marcos Bridge in Marikina City. Jointly funded by the Government of the Philippines and the World Bank, this P 1.15 Billion interchange project also involves the construction of retaining walls, bicycle lanes, drainage structures, streetlights, plants on median and sidewalk and road signs and pavement markings. Alongside with the inauguration of Diosdado Macapagal Bridge, the Tumana Bridge in Concepcion, Marikina was formally opened to vehicular traffic. This new Bridge will ensure safe passage of motorists form Quezon City to Marikina compared to the existing spillway which became unpassable during rainy season. Also present during the inauguration are Metro Manila Development Authority Chairman Bayani Fernando, DPWH Assistant Secretary Rafael C. Yabut, DPWH-NCR Director Josefino RIgor, DPWH-URPO Director Carlos Mutuc, Quezon City Mayor Feliciano Belmonte, and Marikina City Mayor Marides Fernando.  
 
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  05/02/07

DPWH COMPLETES NEW SCHOOLBUILDINGS IN DAVAO CITY

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  Increasing school population in Davao City will be relieved of classroom shortage this coming schoolyear as the Department of Public Works and Highways completed two new schoolbuidlings in Davao City. In support of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s School Building program, which aims to improve the standard of education in the country, DPWH OIC-Secretary Manuel Bonoan has directed the speedy completion of all school building projects of the DPWH in preparation for the coming school year. In his report to Secretary Bonoan, DPWH Region XI Director Dimas Soguilon said that with the good weather condition they had completed the three storey school building project in Brgy. 4-A and 2- Storey School Building in Brgy. Bago Gallera in Davao City ahead of schedule. The three-storey school building is located at Palma Gil Elementary School in Brgy. 4-A, constructed with the total amount of P 14. 4 Million. Meanwhile, the two-storey school building project named after First Lady Eva Macapagal, is located in E. Bustamante Highschool with a total cost of P 1.4 Million. The two new schoolbuildings are expected to serve for about a total of 500 students of Davao City. In coordination with the Department of Education the DPWH has already completed a total of 4,248 schoolbuilding projects nationwide.  
 
 
 
 

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