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  12/19/14

P60-M BRIDGE REPLACEMENT IN QUEZON COMPLETED
AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

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A bridge project costing P60 Million that aims to cope with present vehicular traffic demand along Daang Maharlika in the province of Quezon is now completed ahead of its target date on January 11. 2015.

In an update to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, DPWH Region IV-A OIC-Director Samson L. Hebra said that the Quianuang Bridge rehabilitation project, located at Barangay Sampaloc 2 in the municipality of Sariaya is now open to traffic.

The project involves the replacement of the old Quianuang Bridge with a double barrel, 25 lineal-meters box culvert.

Hebra said that the Department opted for a box culvert, taking into consideration cost-efficiency and urgency to finish the project being located along a busy national highway that serves as the major gateway of motorists going to and from Quezon to Bicol and Visayas Region.

The project includes widening from two (2) lanes to four (4) lanes in order to maximizing the road right of way to cope with the increasing traffic volume plying route.

Hebra said that early completion of the bridge is already possible with only few remaining works to be done.

Earlier, Secretary Singson instructed DPWH Quezon Second District Engineering Office to finish the bridge before the target date of January 11, 2015 to lessen the inconvenience of the motoring public during the holiday season.

The completion of Quianuang Bridge project shall further facilitate the flow of people, goods and services along Maharlika Highway.

 
 
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  12/17/14

DPWH BARES 2014 PERFORMANCE IN WESTERN MINDANAO

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The new road opening for the Zamboanga City By-Pass Road, now 62 percent complete, is among the 2014 significant accomplishments of the Department of Public Works and Highways in Western Mindanao.

Linking east with the west coast through Barangay Patalon to Barangay Culianan, the road project will decongest traffic within the Zamboanga City proper providing the neighboring cities of Dipolog, Pagadian and other municipalities a direct trade route to the Zamboanga Free Port Zone.

The road project received initial funding of P310 Million and subsequently allotted with a total amount of P750 Million for phases 2 and 3.

In a report submitted to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, DPWH Region 9 implemented this year 1,860 current and carry-over projects valued at P 16.771 Billion of which 1,412 projects were completed.

According to DPWH Region IX Director Jorge Sebastian, major part of the total budget was allotted for the construction and improvement of roads, highways and bridges amounting to P1.3 Billion of which 607 projects were completed. Sebastian said that 168 flood control and drainage projects worth P115.463 Million were also completed.

Funding amount of P965.712 Million for elementary and secondary school buildings, and P280.629 Million for hospitals and health centers resulted to the completion of 674 and 47 projects, respectively.

Following the massive destruction wrought by the 23-day armed conflict in 2013 at Zamboanga City, DPWH was at the forefront of building back better with 19 on-going projects and accomplishment of 32.47% in the implementation of Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R).

Under the Transition Investment Support Program (ISP) for Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao, all 10 projects were completed amounting to P1.216 Billion.

DPWH Region IX manages a total of 1,620.387 kms of national roads with 972.25 kms concrete, 398.282 kms. asphalt, 262.821 kms gravel and 7.007 kms earth. The total road length includes newly converted Zamboanga del Sur Coastal Road with length of 125.883 kms. Also, the total length of gravel road increased by more than 44 kms due to additional road length of Zamboanga West Coast Road to include 19.181 kms Siocon-Sirawai-Sibuco-Limpapa Road with a length of 19.181 kms and 25.493 kms. Imelda-Bayog-Kumalarang-Lapuyan-Margosatubig Road.

The total 300 existing bridges with a length of 12,576.90 lineal meters consist of 231 concrete bridges, 68 steel bridges and 1 temporary bridge.

 
 
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  12/16/14

DPWH CHRISTMAS GIFT-GIVING

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shares the Christmas spirit to families living in Barangay 651 Zone 68 Port Area, Manila through a “Pamaskong Handog” gift-giving activity held at the DPWH Central Office. Officials and employees under the Support Services Group headed by Undersecretary Jaime A. Pacanan and Assistant Secretary Ardeliza Medenilla collectively shared for the pack goods and small amount given to some 100 families as DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson enjoined Department officials and employees to conduct Community Extension Program for more meaningful 2014 Christmas celebration.

 
 
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  12/16/14

DPWH SHARES SPIRIT OF GIVING NATIONWIDE

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) shares the spirit of 2014 Christmas Season with a “Pamaskong Handog” gift-giving activity nationwide.

DPWH Undersecretary Jaime A. Pacanan together with Assistant Secretary Ardeliza R. Medenilla and the Directors and employees under the Support Services Group heeded the call of Secretary Rogelio L. Singson to conduct Community Extension Program for more meaningful Christmas celebration which started with the distribution of packed goods among 100 chosen families living in Barangay 651 Zone 68 Port Area, Manila.

Singson reminded employees that Christmas is about reaching out to the poor and needy heeding the call of Pope Francis to show God’s “mercy and compassion”.

Human Resource and Administrative Service, Financial Management Service, Legal Service, Information Management Service, Stakeholders Relations Service, and Procurement Service comprise the DPWH Support Services Group.

Pacanan said that instead of looking that far, the Support Services group opted to share blessings with the DPWH Central Office immediate neighbors in Barangay 651 where vast numbers of living families are poor.

The goodwill effort of providing foodstuffs and small cash amount bring not only joy to several families but also demonstrates DPWH compassion with those who are less fortunate, added Pacanan.

Chairwoman Aida O. Lavapie of Barangay 651 extends the recipients’ appreciation to the DPWH leadership by enabling to experience the joy of the Christmas Season through the wonderful way of gift-giving.

 
 
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  12/15/14

DO NOT INTERVENE IN PROJECT BIDDINGS - DPWH

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson appealed to politicians and other influential personalities not to meddle or intervene in the on-going procurement activities for DPWH infrastructure projects for CY 2015.

Singson said that competitive and transparent biddings of about 9,278 projects valued at P269.7 Billion under the CY 2015 Infrastructure Program are on-going nationwide. We want to be able to award most of these contracts by 1st Quarter of 2015.

“We hope to start implementation of projects in the first quarter of the coming year for us to be able to take advantage of the good weather condition”, added Singson.

He also requested all contractors to abide by the public bidding rules and regulations and report any DPWH officials or employees deliberately involved in collusion and favoritism to preferred contractors.

“Compete fair and square. Abide by bidding rules and regulations,” Singson told the contractors.

“If any contractor observes that DPWH Bids and Awards Committee official and employees are involved in bid rigging, they can file their complaints directly to the Office of the Secretary,” added Singson.

In response to allegations that some DPWH Bids and Awards Committee officials are controlling the procurement process in the past, Singson directed the elimination of the submission of Letter of Intent to encourage participation of more bidders.

Contrary to past practice that bidding documents are available at the office of procuring implementing entity, and prospective bidders can download bidding documents through the DPWH website and pay at any DPWH Office nationwide.

Computation of Net Financial Contracting Capacity (NFCC) is now solely based on a contractors net worth to minimize subcontracting as a business.

Civil Society Organizations and other concerned external stakeholders are also invited as observer in the conduct of biddings.

As part of DPWH participatory and good governance program, about 52 accredited CSO partners nationwide are now engaged to monitor and participate in project identification, budgeting process, pre-construction activities, construction and post evaluation of projects.

 
 
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  12/10/14

NEW DPWH ASSISTANT SECRETARY

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Public Works Secretary Rogelio L. Singson administered the oath of office of Bureau of Design (BOD) Director Gilberto S. Reyes as the newly-appointed Assistant Secretary of the Department. Witnessing the event is Asec. Reyes’ wife, Eileen.

 
 
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  12/06/14

SECURE OVERHEAD CRANES, BUILDING CONTRACTORS TOLD - DPWH

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Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has urged private building contractors to secure their overhead cranes installed on top of buildings undergoing construction particularly those within the path of Typhoon Ruby.

With reports of PAGASA that typhoon Ruby is categorized as super typhoon, Singson made this call to avert untoward incident to happen.

“Strong winds may topple these overhead cranes if not properly secured,” said Singson.

Singson added that overhead cranes may not only cause damage to the structure itself but also poses danger to the people living within the vicinity of the construction site.

 
 
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  12/05/14

DPWH ALERTS BUILDING CONTRACTORS AHEAD OF TYPHOON RUBY

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In preparation for the onslaught of Typhoon Ruby, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson is urging all building contractors handling projects within typhoon’s path to observe safety measures.

Singson urges contractors to comply with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Department Order No. 13, Series of 1998 or the “Guidelines Governing Occupational Safety and Health in the Construction Industry” to ensure the protection and welfare of workers and the general public around the immediate vicinity of any construction worksite.

“All building contractors are hereby directed to properly secure overhead cranes on top of buildings under construction and to provide safety signages on areas where there are potential risks of falling debris,” said Secretary Singson.

Likewise, Singson ordered building officials to strictly monitor the compliance of contractors on the above directive and the DOLE Department Order No. 13.

 
 
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  12/05/14

DPWH IN NEED OF YOUNG BREED OF ENGINEERS

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is in need of 40 young civil engineers to become part of the second batch of its Cadet Engineering Program.

Cadet Engineering Program, an innovative program introduced at DPWH by Secretary Rogelio L. Singson in 2013 is part of the Department’s investment in human resources development to set new entry standards for civil engineers in the bureaucracy.

Interested graduates of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering course aged 21 to 25 years old with above average general weighted scholastic performance and board rating in the Civil Engineering licensure examination given by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) have until December 30, 2014 to apply in the program. At stake are 40 permanent Engineering positions selected among the best applicants who will also hurdle the selection criteria and intensive training process.

Applicants may send their resume with photo, transcript of records, and PRC board results to hr@fpacademy.net or inquire for details at telephone numbers 696-3015 local 713 or 316.

Singson said that the Cadet Engineering Program will ensure a continuing stream of young engineers who have the right foundation in terms of knowledge, skills, and values to run the Department in the future.

Under this program, the first batch of 40 young civil engineers were trained for 26 weeks and passed the 1st Cadetship Program in partnership with First Pacific Leadership Academy.

To prepare them to become competent members of the DPWH, Cadet Engineers within the six (6) months of intensive training and internship were familiarized with the workings of the agency by immersing in the operations, develop functional and behavioral competencies through diverse learning methodologies, and instill a strong sense of personal integrity and desire to contribute to nation building through public service.

During the presentation of the 1st Batch of graduates at Malacañang Palace on March 25, 2014, President Benigno S. Aquino III is so elated that Secretary Singson was able to recruit brightest young civil engineers from all over the country.

The new breed of engineers to the organization is now given technical assignments to include project quality assurance and monitoring.

 
 
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  12/05/14

DPWH COMPLETES 5 TOURISM ROAD PROJECTS IN REGION 6

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The convergence program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) has accomplished a total of five (5) road and bridge projects in Western Visayas leading to tourism destinations in the provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental.

In his report to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, DPWH Region 6 Director Edilberto D. Tayao said the completed projects with total cost of P121.82 million include the rehabilitation and reconstruction of two roads and two bridges in Iloilo City namely: the 4-lane, 376.50-lineal meter J. M. Basa-Gen. Hughes-Fort San Pedro Road costing P27.12 million; 2-lane, 480-lineal meter Rizal Street in Lapaz District costing P12.7 million; 20-lineal meter San Lorenzo Bridge costing P14 million and 25.0-lineal meter Rizal Bridge costing P18 million.

Also completed is the rehabilitation of 2,401.0-lineal meter access road leading to “The Ruins” in Talisay City in Negros Occidental with the amount of P50 million. The Ruins is a pre-war ruins of mansion considered as the Taj Mahal of Negros being designed by owner as a monument to his enduring love to his wife. It is now being visited by both foreign and local tourists.

According to Tayao, aside from these recently completed projects, DPWH is also accelerating the implementation of eleven (11) more tourism road projects throughout Western Visayas Region.

Among the ongoing projects are: the 4,613-lineal meter access road in Tibao, Antique which leads to White Water Kayaking, Tibiao Ecopark and Tibiao Fish Spa, P110 million; 2,836-lineal meter access road leading to Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental, P60 million; 3,075-lineal meter Bacolod City Boundary Road from La Salle Ecopark to Mt. Mandalagan, P100 million; and 7,785-lineal meter Bacolod City Boundary Road from Lacson Street to La Salle Ecopark, P140 million.

There are also road improvement projects in Leganes-Sta. Barbara Road leading to heritage sites in Iloilo City at P60.0 million; San Miguel-Sta. Barbara Road leading to Sta. Barbara Golf Course, Iloilo, P78.055 million; Iloilo-Capiz Road (Old Route) from Iloilo City-Pavia Boundary to Aganan Bridge in Pavia, Iloilo, P58.945 million; Tangalan-Ibajay Road in Aklan, P98.0 million; and Silay-Lantawan-Patag Access Road to Bacolod Silay Airport Road, with P200.0 million allocation.

Moreover, Negros Occidental First District Engineering Office is undertaking rehabilitation and reconstruction for the P50-million Bacolod-Murcia-Don Salvador Benedicto-San Carlos City Road to Mambukal Resort and Alindahaw Falls respectively and the P40-million rehabilitation of Access Road leading to Gawahon Resort in Victorias City.

 
 

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