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"Daan sa Kaunlaran, Tulay sa Kinabukasan"                                                                                      "DPWH: Paving the way to Progress and Development; Bridging for a Better Future"                                                                                                                                                    "Daan sa Kaunlaran, Tulay sa Kinabukasan"                                                                        "DPWH: Paving the way to Progress and Development; Bridging for a Better Future"                                                                                                                                                           

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  12/31/09

DPWH COMPLETES RURAL WATER PROJECTS AND FAST TRACKS FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS

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  Secretary Victor A. Domingo reports to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that DPWH has doubled its efforts to fast track rural water projects nationwide and the immediate repair and rehabilitation of flood control structures damaged by typhoons “Ondoy”, “Pepeng” and “Ramil”. “We are on schedule in the implementation of our flood control and rural water works,” said Domingo. Assistant Secretary and concurrent President’s Priority Program on Water (P3W) Executive Director Emil K. Sadain reports that under the Arroyo administration, about 2, 422 water supply projects were completed from, 124 with ongoing construction and 84 undergoing pre-engineering works employing 39, 258 workers nationwide. Sadain said that the completed water supply projects in rural and far-flung areas have enhanced living conditions in the countryside since they need potable water in their everyday household and agricultural activities. On the other hand, one of the flood control projects, the Masao River Improvement and Construction of Urban Drainage System in Butuan City, is now 98.86% complete. Even though the Agno River Flood Control Project Phase II Package 2 has experienced Closure of Dike Embankment, which was washed out by the flood caused by Typhoon “Pepeng”, DPWH has accomplished 76.33% of its completion ahead of its scheduled 75.86%. The Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project Phase II, which involves the construction and improvement along the Pasig River from Delpan Bridge to the Napindan Hydraulic Control Structure (NHCS), has already started on July 2009 and will be completed on June 2012. The project’s consulting engineering services is now 49.91% complete ahead of its scheduled 47.63% accomplishment. Meanwhile, flooding in 5 out of 21 barangays in KAMANAVA have subsided immediately after they have completed independent floodgates and navigation gate during the months of May to October (wet season) during high tide occurences. KAMANAVA Flood Control and Drainage Project has accomplished 100% of the flood control components equivalent to 88% of the total project scope this year hoping that no more typhoon will cause long term damage in one of the main fish market areas in the Metro Manila. Domingo reiterates that DPWH field officials and rank-and-file should be on alert 24/7 especially during rainy season as they should respond immediately in clearing and flood control operations.  
 
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  12/30/09

DPWH KAMANAVA PMO COMPLETES FLOODGATES IN 2009

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  No flooding was experienced in Navotas and Kalookan making business activities stable in the adjacent areas since the onslaught of typhoon “Ondoy” on September 26, 2009. DPWH Secretary Victor A. Domingo reports to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo that flooding in 5 out of 21 barangays in KAMANAVA have subsided immediately after they have completed independent floodgates and navigation gate during the months of May to October (wet season) during high tide occurences. Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd. has accomplished 100% of the flood control components equivalent to 88% of the total project scope this year hoping that no more typhoon will cause long term damage in one of the main fish market areas in Metro Manila. “These include 5 pumping stations in Maypajo, Bangkulasi, Spine, Catmon and North Navotas; 6 floodgates in Navotas, Muzon, North Pinagkabalian, South Pinagkabalian, Kailugan and Longos; Navotas Navigation Gate; Bangkulasi Drainage Main; Marala River and Spine Creek Channel Improvements; and portions of Polder Dike, Malabon River and Longos Creek”, Domingo said. The remaining works, equivalent to 12%, is being undertaken by the local contractor, BMWAD Joint Venture which includes Polder Dike; Malabon River; Longos Creek; Estero de Maypajo; Northern Catmon Drainage and Catmon Creek. The first contract of the remaining works is 100% complete as of September 2009 while the unfinished under the second contract is still ongoing. Under the KAMANAVA Project PH-P212, which covers 18.5 sq. m. of flood-prone areas in the cities of Kalookan, Malabon and Navotas in Metro Manila, the feasibility study of Valenzuela area together with Obando and Meycauayan areas will also be undertaken under a separate drainage area. “This is one of the three priority areas identified in the Master Plan and Feasibility Study on Flood Control and Drainage Project in Metro Manila completed in 1990 with the assistance of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),” KAMANAVA Flood Control Director Macariola Bartolo said. In the Southern Area of Malabon River, scope of works include the raising of the river wall both on the left and right bank of the Malabon-Tullahan River, 4.3 l. kms. and 4.4 l. kms.; raising of river wall on the banks of the Navotas-Tullahan River, 4.4 km.; construction of Flood Control Gates at Maypajo, Spine, Bangkulasi, Catmon and Longos; construction of Pumping Stations and supply and installation of pumps at Maypajo, Spine, Bangkulasi and Catmon; improvement of existing drainage channels; construction of new drainage channels; and the construction of new regulation ponds. In the Northern Area of Malabon River, scope of works include construction of polder dike, submersible type navigation gate; construction of flood control gates in Navotas, Muzon, South Pinagkabalian, Kailugan and Pinagkabalian; and the construction of pumping stations and supply and installation of pumps at Navotas North (Ancillary to Navigation Gate).  
 
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  12/29/09

DPWH ASSURED EARLY COMPLETION OF MARIKINA-INFANTA ROAD PROJECT

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  Even though Rizal Province is one of the most heavily damaged provinces brought by typhoon ‘Ondoy’, the Department of Public Works and Highways has assured that the Marikina-Infanta Road Project will be completed ahead of schedule. Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo said that considering that this is one of the SONA Projects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the DPWH has implemented a crash plan so that instead of completing the project on October next year they will finish the project by March 2010. To date, the project is now 81.7 percent complete, ahead of 19.5 percent compared to its scheduled accomplishement rating. “ This road network is vital for the economy of eastern part of Metro Manila and southern Rizal provinces as it connects the major fishport industry and highland vegetable farms in Quezon Province” Domingo said. The Marikina-Infanta Road project is a 139 kilometer road that traverses the towns of Marikina, Antipolo, Tanay and Infanta which aims not only to decongest traffic by providing an alternate route going in and out of Metro Manila going to CALABARZON Provinces but also to improve the existing rural infrastructure facilities and to promote investment opportunities on fishing, agriculture and handicrafts industry. The first concreting of the 110 kilometers was implemented by the DPWH Region 4-A Office while the remaining 29 kilometers on-going project is being implemented by the Philippine Japan Highway Loan Project Management Office. This P1.4 Billion road project includes the 11.2 kilometers of road opening and concreting works, construction of five pre stressed concrete girder bridges and installation of drainage and slope protection works. Ms. Gina Buse, a local farmer in Brgy. Little Baguio in Real, Infanta Quezon said that now that the road is already paved, they can easily transport their farm produce such as sweet potatoes and corn to the market areas in Tanay Rizal by using jeepney, compared in the previous years when only horses can traverse the route going in and out of their barangay.  
 
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  12/23/09

DPWH BUILT MORE THAN A THOUSAND BRIDGES UNDER PRESIDENT’S BRIDGE PROGRAM

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  The challenge of bringing the benefits of development to as many communities as possible has been a continuing effort for the Department of Public Works and Highways. One of the foremost programs, the President’s Bridge Program, has completed 19 bridges in CY 2009, 64 bridges with on-going construction and 62 undergoing pre-engineering works. DPWH Assistant Secretary and concurrent President’s Bridge Program Executive Director Emil K. Sadain reported to Secretary Victor A. Domingo that under the President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo administration from CY 2001, about 1,275 bridges were constructed. Sadain said that the completed bridges, mostly in rural and far-flung areas, have brought a wealth of opportunity as well as new hope for an even better life. Two (2) of the big bridges completed for the year 2009 under the Urgent Bridges Construction Project for Rural Development funded by a loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation are the Quirino and Amburayan Bridges in Bantay and Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, respectively. These bridges situated along Manila North Road replace the existing old bridges which are passable to vehicular traffic one way at a time as they had incurred damages brought about by typhoons in the previous years. Other bridges completed include the Panamitan and Malamok Bridges along Cavite-Zapote Road in Kawit, Cavite; Bacao Bridge along Batangas-Bacao-Lobo Road in Taysan, Batangas; Dela Paz, Ilijan 1 & 2 Bridges along Batangas-Lobo Coastal Road in Batangas City; Taliawen 1 and Tablac Bridges along Manila North Road in Tagudin and Candon, Ilocos Sur; Bancag Bridge along Abra-Ilocos Sur Road in Pidigan, Abra; Don Clemente Bridge along Alaminos-Bolinao Road in Bani, Pangasinan; and Capuyuan, Ellet and Pantal Bridges along Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Mankayan Road in Benguet.  
 
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  12/22/09

MAINTENANCE WORKS ALONG VITAL LIFELINE ROAD NET IN BICOL REGION COMPLETED

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  To assure the immediate delivery of relief goods and massive evacuation efforts in case the Mayon Volcano erupted, the Department of Public Works and Highways reported the completion of maintenance activities along Maharlika and Andaya Highway in Bicol Region. With the PHIVOLCS announcement of Alert Level 4, Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo has already directed all the district engineering offices in Bicol region to assure that all major lifeline roads network are in good condition and passable at all times. “ The two vital road network are essential because they connect Bicol Region to Metro Manila which and are the main routes of joint relief operations of the national, lolcal and non- government agencies” Domingo said. DPWH Undersecretary Rafael Yabut, in charge of Bicol Operations said that to date the Maharlika Highway from boundary Milaor-San Fernando- Tara, Sipocot to the boundary of Camarines Sur and Andaya highway in Camarines Norte from Tara-Sipocot to boundary Del gallego-Tagcawayan, Quezon and two secondary national roads in Danao-Pasacao road section and Sipocot-Barcelonita road are free from obstructions and open to traffic. “ The DPWH Camarines Sur 1st District Engineering Office has now completed the manual ditch cleaning, asphalt patching operation, guardrail and other safety device maintenance works to assure the continuous flow of traffic” Yabut said. Yabut added that they had also completed the crack and joint sealing of concrete pavement works along Sipocot-Cabusao Road. Meanwhile, DPWH Region 5 Director Danilo Manalang said that since the Alert Level 4 was announced aside from the Albay District Engineering offices, he had already directed the Camarines Sur and Sorsogon District Engineering offices to dispatch their maintenance equipment, service vehicles and maintenance crew and be available on round the clock status to assist in massive evacuation and relief operations.  
 
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  12/16/09

DPWH ACTIVATES DISASTER RESPONSE IN ALBAY

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  With the announcement of Philvolcs Alert Level No. 3 on Mayon volcano, the Department of Public Works and Highways regional office and its district engineering offices in Albay are now on red alert status ready to respond to any eventualities. DPWH Secretary Victor Domingo has ordered DPWH personnel in Albay to coordinate with the provincial disaster coordinating council and deploy emergency crew and equipment to assist in the evacuation of affected residents. We have to make an effort to contribute to a zero casualty in the event that Mayon Volcano may erupt,” Domingo said. In his report, DPWH Region V Director Danilo Manalang said that as of early yesterday the pool of maintenance equipment and service vehicles with drivers and maintenance crews in Albay District Engineering Offices, are now stationed in identified critical areas and are now being utilized in the evacuation and relief operations” Manalang also said that they have already identified alternates routes for those probable national roads that might be affected by volcanic debris, among of which are the Legazpi-Sto.Domingo-Tabaco Road where motorists are advised to take Tabaco-Ligao national secondary road. For Daang Maharlika Highway, Camalig Section, travel from Manila to Sorsogon/Legazpi City may take Camalig-Comun-Gapo national secondary road; and, for Daang Maharlika Highway, Guinobatan Road Section, travel Manila to Sorosogon/Legazpi City may take Ligao-Tabaco Road, then Tabaco-Sto.Domingo-Legazpi City Road.  
 
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  12/16/09

DPWH COMPLETES P65.719 BILLION WORTH OF ROADS AND BRIDGES IN 2009

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  In keeping with its vision of improving the life of every Filipino through quality infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highways completed from January to November 2009 P65.719 Billion worth of national roads and bridges nationwide. A total of 6,186.473 kilometers of national roads and 54,945 lineal meters of national bridges were constructed/rehabilitated to improve the country’s transport system and alleviate poverty in the countryside and isolated regions. DPWH Secretary Victor A. Domingo said that the intensified implementation of public works and highways projects has also enhanced peace and order in conflict-affected areas through efficient transport and trade; strengthened national unity, family bonds and tourism by making the movement of people faster, cheaper and safer; and facilitated the decongestion of traffic. DPWH also facilitated countryside growth by widening the reach of opportunity and progress with the completion of 70 farm-to-market road projects. Full completion of the remaining four (4) on-going projects will enable the realization of the total target 76.694 kilometers improved/constructed farm to market road under the P90.911 Million funds of the Department of Agrarian Reform. Also, to improve the delivery of agricultural goods and services, about 692 kilometers of the target 1,313 kilometers farm to market road nationwide were completed under the Department of Agriculture funds which has a program amount of P3.630 Billion. Although delayed release of fund hampers the progress of project implementation, more projects will be completed with the release of sub-allotment advice for FMR projects. Among the CY 2009 DPWH major completed roads and bridges are the following: · NAIA Expressway & Its Related Road Project, Phase 1; construction of Amburayan Bridge along Manila North Road, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur; construction of Quirino Bridge along Manila North Road, Bantay, Ilocos Sur; construction of Suyo-Cervantes Road, Suyo, Ilocos Sur; restoration of Patapat Viaduct along Laoag-Allacapan Road, Ilocos Norte; concreting of San Nicolas-Natividad-San Quintin-Umingan-Guimba Road, Pangasinan; concreting/improvement of Junction National Bitnong-Belance-Nueva Viscaya Boundary Road, Dupax del Norte; construction of Delfin Albano Bridge along Delfin Albano-Tumauini Road, Isabela; improvement of General Alejo Santos Highway, Bulacan; rehabilitation/improvement of Sta. Rita-Biak na Bato Road, San Miguel, Bulacan; construction of Dinadiawan Bridge along Baler-Casiguran Road, Aurora; upgrading of Pantabangan-Canili-Baler Road, Cadaclan Section; concreting of Jct. Layac-Balanga-Mariveles Port Road, Bataan; widening of Manila North Road (McArthur Highway), Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac; rehabilitation/improvement/ widening of Tarlac-Nueva Ecija-Aurora-Dingalan Port Road (Sta. Rosa-Jct. Fort Magsaysay Road, Gabaldon-Dingalan Road, Tarlac City-Sta. Rosa-Nueva Ecija Road); improvement of Baler-Casiguran Road, Aurora; concreting of Porac Access Road (Hacienda Dolores) leading to Porac Interchange of SCTEX, Pampanga; construction of Access Road (West Lateral Dike) connecting to Porac Interchange of Hacienda Dolores, Porac, Pampanga; rehabilitation/reconstruction of San Juan-Laiya Road, San Juan, Batangas; rehabilitation/reconstruction/upgrading of Batangas-Lobo Road; construction of Ilijan 1 and 2 Bridges along Batangas-Lobo Coastal Road, Batangas City; construction of Dela Paz Bridge along Batangas-Lobo Coastal Road; Batangas City; construction of Bacao Bridge along Batangas-Bacao-Lobo Road, Taysa, Batangas; construction of Panamitan Bridge along Zapote-Cavite Road, Kawit, Cavite; construction of Malamok Bridge along Zapote-Cavite Road, Kawit, Cavite; concreting of Puerto Princesa-Sabang Road (Underground River), Palawan; Marinduque Circumferential Road, Marinduque; Tablas Circumferential Road, San Agustin-Sta. Maria Section, Romblon; Sibuyan Circumferential Road, Sibuyan Island, Magdiwang-Cajidiocan-San Fernando Section, Romblon. · Fraternidad-Biak Na Bato-E. Angeles Road, Camarines Sur; construction of Libon-Morocmoc-Pantao Road, Albay; asphalt overlay of Quirino-Andaya Highway, Camarines Norte; concreting of Jct. Bato-Baras Road, Catanduanes; concreting of Cataingan-Esperanza Port Road, Masbate; concrete reblocking of Sipocot-Cabusao Road, Camarines Sur; concreting of Quirino-Andaya Highway, Del Gallego Section, Camarines Sur; Naga City Boundary-Calabanga-Balongay Road, Camarines Sur; concreting of Ariman-Jct. Bulusan Lake Road, Sorsogon; 2.798 kilometer; construction of San Enrique-Vallehermoso Road, La Castellana-Canlaon Section, Negros Occidental; construction of Alicante Bridge along Jct. Bagonawa-La Carlota-La Castellana Road, La Castellana, Negros Occidental; concreting of Odiong-Sibalom-San Remigio-Leon Road, Antique; concreting of Mandurriao-San Miguel-Alimodian-Maasin-Cabatuan Road, Iloilo; rehabilitation of Bacolod South Road, Pontevedra Section, Negros Occidental; construction of Agas-Agas Bridge, Souther Leyte; construction of Gatanguit-Calbiga Section, Western Samar; construction of Calbayog-Gatanguit Section, Western Samar; construction of Palo East By-Pass Road, Palo, Leyte; concreting of Pangpang-Palapag-Mapanas-Gamay-Lapinig Road, Northern Samar; rehabilitation of Calbiga-Tacloban Road, Samar; · Limpapa Bridge along Zamboanga City-Zamboanga del Norte Boundary, Zamboanga City; concrete reblocking of Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road, Cagayan de Oro City; construction of Valencia Bridge and approaches along Junction Sayre Highway, Bagontas-San Fernando Road, Bukidnon; construction of Tagoloan Parallel Bridge and approaches along Iligan-Cagayan de Oro City-Butuan Road, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; construction of Cagayan de Oro City Third Bridge and Access Road, Cagayan de Oro City; concreting of Jct. Sayre Highway-Aglayan-Ticalaan Road (Ticalaan-Paganan Section), Bukidnon; concreting of Jct. Sayre Highway-Manolo Fortich-Libona-Indahag Road, Bukidnon; concreting of Jct. Sayre Highway Aglayan-Zamboanguita Road, Bukidnon; rehabilitation/improvement of Sayre Highway, Alae-Kisolon Section, Bukidnon; construction of Lobog Parallel Bridge along Oroquieta-Plaridel Road, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental; concreting of Montevista-Compostela-Mati Boundary Road, Compostela Valley; rehabilitation/improvement along Surigao-Davao Coastal Road, Badas-Baso Section, Davao Oriental; rehabilitation/improvement along Surigao-Davao Coastal Road, Dawan-Tagamot Section, Davao Oriental; replacement of Padada Bridge along Digos City-Makar Road, Davao del Sur; improvement/regravelling of Monkayo-Diwalwal Road, Compostela Valley; construction of Upper Makar Bridge 1, Barangay Sinawal/Fatima, Phase 1, South Cotabato; construction of Kitagas Bridge along Sarangani-Sultan Kudarat Coastal Road, Sarangani; rehabilitation/asphalt overlay along Daang Maharlika (Surigao-Agusan Road), Poblacion Cabadbaran-Comagascas Section, Agusan del Norte; 1.918 kilometer; rehabilitation/asphalt overlay of Butuan City-Masao Port Road, Lower Doongan-Barangay Ambago Section, Agusan del Norte;  
 
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  12/14/09

DPWH ACCELERATES IMPLEMENTATION OF SONA PROJECTS IN PALAWAN

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  “ We must immediately complete all the needed infrastructure industry in all major tourist destinations in the country to spur investment and employment opportunities” . Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo said that the three major State of the Nation Project of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in the island of Palawan are now substantially completed ahead of schedule compared to its scheduled accomplishement rating. Domingo said that the El Nido Taytay Roxas Road is already 56.1% complete ahead of 30.7 percent, Puerto Princesa- Aborlan- Aboabo Road is 73.7 percent complete, ahead of 2.1 percent and the Aboabo-Brookes Point- Rio Tuba Road is now 63 percent complete ahead of 2.1 percent compared to its program of work. “ These three road sections are under the El Nido Bataraza Road Project which aim to develop the main road network in the province of Palawan to decrease travelling time leading to major tourist spots” Domingo added. The P P1.8 Billion El Nido-Taytay- Roxas Road project includes the construction of 49.7 kilometers or Portland concrete cement pavement, construction of 12 bridges including drainage and slope protection works. In Puerto Princesa-Aborlan-Aboabo Road Project , the project has a total amount of P 1.7 Billion. It includes the construction of 51 kilometers of Portland concrete cement pavement, construction of drainage and slope protection works and installation of guardrails. Meanwhile, the P1.9 Billion Aboabo-Brookes Pint- Rio Tuba Road involves the construction of 41.2 Kilometers of portland concrete cement pavement, construction of 3 bridges including drainage and slope protection works. The first two projects are expected to be completed by the third quarter next year while the third project is scheduled to be completed by November also next year.  
 
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  12/11/09

DPWH PREPARES FOR $500M ADB ASSISTED INFRA GRANT PACKAGE

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  Aiming to improve the Philippine’s infrastructure financing capacity, including road maintenance and addressing institutional capacity development needs to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of sector operations and increase the sustainability of road infrastructure, the Department of Public Works and Highway is now preparing for the implementation of the Asian Development Bank assisted Road Sector Improvement Project (RSIP). The proposed RSIP will be implemented in three phases to be financed using ADB’s multi-tranche financing facility in three tranches for the period of 8 years comprising of asset preservation, road improvement or rehabilitation and ICB. Katahira and Engineers International was selected to undertake the Project Preparatory Technical Assistance (PPTA), with able assistance from two national consulting firms, SCHEMA Konsult, Inc and DCCD Engineering Corporation, which commenced on July 2008 and and is still on-going. DPWH Secretary Victor Domingo said that the preparation of the project design for the RSIP has a total amount of $500 Million which will be implemented into three phases. This covers the periodic maintenance and road improvement of about 1,900 KM of national roads nationwide and preparation of detailed engineering design for about 1,680 km national roads to be maintained and improved. The ADB officially approved the PPTA on a grant-basis by the Japan Special Fund to the Government of the Philippines last July 2008. The total cost of the PPTA is $800,000 with the amount $600,000 funded out of the grant and the $140,000 funded by the Government of the Philippines. Phase I involves periodic road maintenance of selected national roads and design of the works to be undertaken during second phase. Phase II & III will involve rehabilitation of selected national roads ad periodic road maintenance, and some components of phase II includes the design of works for the phase III. The RSIP also includes the evaluation of environmental impact of the project including preparation of resettlement action plan, evaluation of poverty and social issues in the project areas and determination of the presence of ethnic minorities and/or other vulnerable groups in the project areas. The RSIP will be implemented for a period of nine years from 2010 to 2018. To date the NEDA- Investment Coordination Committee- Technical Board endorsed the project for approval to the ICC-Cabinet Committee. Pre construction activity for Contract Package 1 (Luzon Area), Contract Package 2 (Visayas Area) and Contract Package 3( Mindanao Area) are scheduled for implementation this coming January 2010, February 2010 and March 2010, respectively.  
 
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  12/08/09

DPWH INTENSIFIES SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

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  In able to reduce the common office residual waste and safeguard the environment through proper waste segregation, the Department of Public Works and Highways has issued its Solid Waste Management Policy pursuant to Executive Order 774, also known as the Presidential Task Force on Climate Change. In his Department Order No. 57, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo has directed all DPWH employees to practice solid waste management program such as printing reports and documents on both sides of the paper, printing the appropriate numbers of documents, using the electronic mail rather than printed correspondence and using products that are reusable, refillable, repairable and non-toxic. “ Climate Change is a serious issue, all of us must practice solid waste management not only in our house but also in our working environment to reduce the increasing threat of climate change” Domingo said. The DPWH Solid Waste Management Program involves the collection of recyclables paper waste and other recyclable materials such as ink cartridges from offices and soda cans and other recyclable materials from the DPWH Canteen. Biodegradable waste will be deposited at the composting area which the collected organic fertilizer will be used in the vegetable and ornamental plant garden. The sales of the recyclable materials will be alloted to environmental projects to be determined by the Advisory Council. Domingo has instructed the DPWH Administrative and Manpower Management Office, DPWH Environmental and Social Services Office and the DPWH Employees Union to form an Advisory Council to monitor the implementation of the program. To assure proper implementation of the program, all offices and division will be trained in the proper waste segregation program.  
 
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  12/07/09

P.I.C.E.-MANILA CHAPTER NEW OFFICERS INDUCTED.

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  Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo (right) leads the induction of the incoming 2010 Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Manila Chapter Officers headed by (left) Emil Sadain- President, Mario Lualhati- 1st Vice-President, Melvin Balagot-2nd Vice President, Amelia Marquez- Secretary, Gerardo Ancheta-Treasurer, Pedro Marinas- Auditor, Mikunug Macud- Business Manager, Demetrio Aquino- P.R.O, Patrick Gatan, Armando Miranda, Jose Gabriel, Andres Oreta, Adilbert Rosete, Edgar Soriano and Ferdinand Ubay as Board of Directors and Federico Alconel as Ex-Officio Director.  
 
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  12/07/09

DOMINGO GUEST OF HONOR IN PICE INDUCTION CEREMONY

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  Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo welcomes the officer, members and guests during the Induction Ceremony of Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers- Lungsod ng Maynila Chapter held in Quezon Hall, Philiipine Columbian Association, Plaza Dilaw in Paco Manila .  
 
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  12/04/09

DPWH ASSURES MINDANAO BUSINESS SECTOR TO INVEST MORE INFRA PROJECTS IN THE REGION

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  During the Mindanao Logistic Conference held in Cagayan De Oro City, the Department of Public Works and Highways assured the Mindanao business community that more infrastructure facilities are programmed to further support the economic activities in the region. The conference was jointly organized by the Mindanao Federation of Shippers Association and the Department of Trade and Industry Region X Office. Representing DPWH Secretary Domingo, DPWH Assistant Secretary for Planning Operation Ma. Catalina E. Cabral said that the department is now prioritizing the immediate completion of the Nautical Highway Program for CY 2010 and SONA Projects. Among the SONA Projects that are expected to be completed early next year are the Kapalong-Talaingod Road Project in Davao and Bukidnon, Dapitan-Dakak Road in Zamboanga, Iligan City Circumferential Road and the Adlay- Bon-Ot, Cortes-Tandag-Marihatag, and Hinutuan-Bislig Section of Surigao-Davao Coastal Road. “ The Department has able to accomplish a total of P19.7 billion worth of infrastructure or 75.6 percent of the total programmed works in Mindanao for this year” Cabral said. Cabral also added that in line with the Department’s effort in increasing its annual budget absorptive capacity the DPWH Central Office is making efforts to frontload the SONA projects in Mindanao. Cabral also reported that in 2010, Mindanao is one of the major recipients of several bridge projects from foreign lending agencies such as Phase II of the Austrian Bridge Program, UK Bridge Program, Spanish Bridges and French Bridges. “ With the recent flooding problems at the center of Cagayan De Oro City, the Department is also now in the preparatory works for the proposed Cagayan De Oro Flood Control River Basin Project which is scheduled for implementation by next year” Cabral added.  
 
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  12/03/09

DPWH RUSHES COMPLETION OF PADANG BRIDGE IN ALBAY

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  To immediately normalize the flow of traffic and basic services especially the transport industry, the Department of Public Works and Highways is now speeding up the completion of the Padang Bridge Project in the Province of Albay. Located along Legazpi- Sto. Domingo- Tabaco Road, the said bridge was rendered unpassable last November 5, 2009 because of the damage brought by flow of water and volcanic debris from Mt. Mayon. DPWH Secretary Victor Domingo said that he has already instructed the regional office to take advantage of the good weather condition in the area and immediately complete the bridge project as it serve as a vital road network connecting the metropolis of Legazpi to the port area in Tabaco City and vice versa. “ This is only one of the priority rehabilitation efforts of the Department on restoring all the major life line road network damaged by previous typhoons” Domingo said. Padang River was used to be a mere creek that discharge irrigation water towards Albay Gulf, when the Mayon Volcano last emitted its volcanic debris, the said river was transformed into a channel downstream of Bonga Gully that discharges rainwater and volcanic materials towards the sea. In his report to Secretary Domingo, DPWH Region V Director Danilo Manalang said that the project is now 88% complete and now awaiting the release of additional P12 Million fund for the remaining works such as bridge approach, railings and river control works  
 
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  12/01/09

DPWH COMPLETES P48.7 MILLION AUSTRIA ASSISTED BRIDGE PROJECTS IN PALAWAN

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  “ Mas maayos at mabilis na po ang pagbiyahe namin pagpasok sa paaralan”. Mr. Marlon Gatucao, a student form the municipality of Quezon expresses his appreciation because of the convenience brought by the newly completed Quinlogan and Tagbuaya Bridge Projects in Southern Palawan. Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Victor Domingo said that this two bridge projects are part of the five bridges that were alloted to the province of Palawan under the Austrian Assisted - DPWH Bridge Construction Acceleration Project for Calamity Stricken Areas. “ Out of the five bridges, these two bridges in Quezon are completed ahead of schedule because of the good weather condition on the construction site while the remaining are to be started by the end of this year” Domingo said. Ms. Margie Carloto, a saleslady from Brgy. Poblacion also in Quezon said that since the two bridges were completed they had noticed a significant increase of consumers going to their store because of the more convenient traveling time going in and out of the poblacion. DPWH Special Bridges Project Director Ramon Cacatian said that the P 24.6 Million Quinlogan Bridge project includes the construction of 40 lineal meters one-span steel truss bridge, while the P 24.1 Million Tagbuaya Bridge includes the construction of 41 lineal meter of bridge also with single span steel truss bridge.  
 

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