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  07/25/14

OBANDO FLOOD CONTROL PROJECT

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The national government thru the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is pursuing the construction of flood walls in flood prone areas to combat flooding within and outside of Metro Manila. In the inspection conducted by Secretary Rogelio L. Singson with District Engineer Ramiro M. Cruz (at left) of Bulacan Second Engineering District Office at the on-going construction of flood control wall along Palasan River in Obando, Bulacan, Barangay Chairman Benedicto Sta. Ana (at right) conveyed on behalf of over two-thousand residents of Barangay Hulo the anticipated impact of this flood mitigation structure in alleviating their prolonged suffering from flooding by preventing entry of floodwaters during high tide and heavy rains as well as protection from storm surges.

 
 
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  07/25/14

SEMINAR ON NATIONAL BUILDING CODE

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson reminded local building officials from Metro Manila and nearby provinces attending the Seminar Workshop on the National Building Code of the Philippines and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) to fully evaluate not only the submitted design plans and construction material specifications in the application for building permit but also to regulate and control the location of proposed structures particularly near rivers and waterways and implement the Code’s rule on sanitation that requires plumbing installation and suitable wastewater treatment or disposal system not connected from national drainage system. The three (3) day seminar from July 23 to 25, 2014 at Bayview Park Hotel is in line with the DPWH Secretary’s policy as the National Building Official to enhance the capability of designated or appointed local building officials in the implementation of the Presidential Decree 1096 or National Building Code of the Philippines and its IRR.

 
 
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  07/25/14

BUILDING OFFICIALS UNDERGO SEMINAR ON NATIONAL BUILDING CODE

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Local Building Officials from Metro Manila and nearby provinces participated on a seminar-workshop on the National Building Code of the Philippines and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) at Bayview Park Hotel, Manila on July 23 to 25, 2014.

The three (3)-day training is in line with the policy of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson as the National Building Official to enhance the capability of designated or appointed local building officials in the implementation of the Presidential Decree 1096 or National Building Code of the Philippines and its IRR.

Secretary Singson in his message reminded building officials to be fully responsible in the issuance of building permits and objectively implement the provisions of the uniform building code including imposition of applicable penalties for violations.

The workshop, organized by the National Building Code Development Office (NBCDO) under the DPWH Buildings and Special Projects Management Cluster of the Unified Project Management Office in coordination with the Building Officials Organization of Metro Manila (BOOMM) and Philippine Association of Building Officials (PABO), is also in compliance to one of the qualification requirements under Section 206 of PD 1096.

To help harness the technical expertise and professional know-how of building officials, invited as resource speakers are Board of Consultants of the National Building Code, and officials from the Association of Structural Engineers of the Philippines, Offices of the Local Building Officials and the DPWH Bureau of Design.

Aside from presenting the general overview and update on the National Building Code and its IRR, topics of discussion includes the land use, zoning and cultural heritage; civil engineering regulations; architectural regulations/classification and general requirements of all buildings by use or occupancy, light and ventilation; general design and construction requirements (fire safety requirement and Accessibility Law under Batas Pambansa Bilang 344; Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Sanitation and Plumbing Regulations; administration and enforcement; administrative sanctions and procedures; and use of income/fees.

 
 
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  07/25/14

DPWH READIES FOR “GREEN BUILDING CODE” LAUNCH IN 2015

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is at present crafting the Green Building Code (GBC), a separate referral code adherent to the National Building Code and its IRR.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that under the National Building Code of the Philippines (NBCP), the DPWH has the authority to revise, amend or create a separate referral code in conformation with NBCP and its IRR to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare, consistent with the principles of environmental management and control.

“This is the Department’s response to the clamor for sustainable building regulations to reduce greenhouse emissions and introduce electricity and cost savings for new buildings specifically malls, offices, hotels, residential condominiums, retails establishments, schools and hospitals falling under the minimum qualifying criteria set forth by the code,” said Secretary Singson.

The green building code focuses on the following aspects: energy efficiency, water and wastewater management, materials sustainability, solid waste management, site sustainability, and indoor environmental quality.

“The draft Code will be presented in the national and regional consultations tentatively scheduled later this year for stakeholders’ inputs before its refinement and eventual signing/approval,” added Singson.

The DPWH in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group is currently working with a Technical Working Group, comprised of duly authorized representatives from national agencies and professional organizations, like Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE), Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines (IIEE), Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers (PSME), The Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers (PSSE) and Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, for the draft of the Green Building Code.

Keeping abreast with the international green building scene, the Green Building Code follows the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standard, a rating system for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods all over the world.

The Green Building Code, if implemented properly, guarantees up to P35.2 billion ($800 million) savings among businesses and consumers by 2030, placing the Philippines at par with other developing countries.

 
 
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  07/22/14

DPWH EMPLOYS WOMEN

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The on-going Samar Road Rehabilitation Project under the United States Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Grant Secondary National Roads Development Program has provided equal employment opportunities for women to increase their productivity in line with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) poverty reduction program and women empowerment advocacy. Women local residents on the basis of proximity to project areas are tapped to direct vehicular traffic along the on-going 222 kilometer Samar Road Rehabilitation Project. DPWH was also a recipient of citation from the Philippine Commission on Women as one among the most gender-responsive agencies in the Philippine bureaucracy.

 
 
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  07/18/14

DPWH PURSUES P5-B FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS

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“We did not stop the P5 Billion high priority impact flood control projects included in our Flood Management Master Plan for Metro Manila and its surrounding in Central Luzon and Laguna Lake.”

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson issued this statement after a national newspaper has published a story, titled, “DPWH stops P5-B flood control works.”

“Contrary to the published story, we are relentlessly pursuing these projects as planned and on schedule especially at this point in time when the country is bracing against strong typhoons, just two days ago, typhoon Glenda,” said Secretary Singson.

“We have witnessed the positive effects of these flood control projects during the onslaught of typhoon Glenda. Although, some parts of Metro Manila have been inundated, the water level was not as high as the usual floods experienced before,” said Singson.

Accordingly, based on reports, several high impact flood control projects included in the P5 Billion are already completed.

These are: two (2) projects on Manila Bay seawall costing P211.05 Million; six (6) projects in Upper Marikina River improvement project (Nangka River) costing P222.50 Million; dredging along Marikina river costing P50 Million; dredging works along Mangahan Floodway costing P100 Million; four (4) projects for the construction of slope protection along Cainta and Taytay Rivers costing P190 Million; 5 out of 6 projects to include restoration of damaged slope protection along Marikina River, rehabilitation of Tullahan River, repair of damaged slope protection along Lakeshore Dike, and construction and repair of Napindan revetment wall costing P113 Million; 2 of 3 projects on the restoration and rehabilitation of San Fernando- Sto. Tomas-Minalin Tail dike costing P139 Million; construction of spillway No. 1 and spillway no, 3 including clearing and desilting/excavation of tributary rivers costing P637 Million; rehabilitation works on Del Carmen – Balimbing creek in San Fernando, Pampanga; and, dredging works along Orani Channel, Bataan costing P50 Million.

On-going projects include 46 projects with an accomplishment of 81.84% in Valenzueal-Obando-Meycauayan project costing P1.53 Billion; 18 projects - 54% in Kalookan – Malabon – Navotas area costing P600 Million; and, dredging of Labangan Channel in Hagonoy, Bulacan – 78.2%. We also introduced coconet and vetiver grass for slope protection in Obando including the use of vinyl sheet piles.

The DPWH is also undertaking convergence program with Laguna Lake Development Authority for the construction of river control structure at Sta. Maria – Mabitac River and Sta. Cruz-San Pedro-Biñan rivers costing P780 Million with an accomplishment of 92.52%.

In addition, operation and maintenance of equipment of dredging equipment for Pasac Delta waterway in Guagua and Sasmuan, Pampanga worth P43.5 Million is on-going with an accomplishment of 19.5%.

The Department has also started the study, preliminary engineering and detailed engineering designs of the Manila Bay breakwater extension.

 
 
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  07/17/14

DPWH SITUATIONAL REPORT
17 July 2014
LIST OF ROAD SECTIONS IN REGION V
Affected by Tropical Storm “GLENDA”
(Source: DPWH Region 5)

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We wish to inform the public that as of 6:00AM of 17 July 2014, the following Major/Secondary Roads in Region V are PASSABLE/NOT PASSABLE due to the effects of Tropical Storm Glenda:

Albay I
     Legazpi-Sto. Domingo-Tabaco-Tiwi-Camarines Sur Bdry. Road and Ligao-Tabaco Road, passable. Clearing is on-going on secondary national road.

Albay II
     All national roads are passable. Clearing is on-going

Albay III
     Daang Maharlika Highways cleared of fallen trees and is passable, clearing on secondary national road ongoing.

Camarines Norte
     All national roads are passable.

Camarines Sur I
     Daang Maharlika Highway, Danao-Pasacao road and Milaor-Minalabac-Pili road, passable. Clearing is still on-going on secondary national road.

Camarines Sur II
     All national roads are passable.

Camarines Sur III
     Tigaon-Lagonoy Road passable.

Camarines Sur IV
     All national roads are passable, clearing operation still on-going.

Camarines Sur V
     Rolando A. Andaya Highway and Daang Maharlika Highway passable
     Sipocot-Barcelona-Cabusao (secondary national road) Road impassable, clearing operation is still on-going.

Catanduanes
     Catanduanes Circumferential Road–Virac–Bato–San Miguel–Viga–Panganiban–Bagamanoc K0002+000–K0062+000 passable
     CCR Bagamanoc–Pandan road K0062+000=K0109+000 passable with minor landslide
     CCR-Pandan–Caramoran–San Andres Road K0109+000-K0162+000 passable with minor landslide

Masbate I

  1. Masbate–Cataingan Road is passable to light vehicles due to heavily scour of Banadero Bridge detour approach of the on-going reconstruction of Banadero Bridge. Cost estimate of damages is P300,000.00
  2. Jct. Tawad–Balud Road not passable due to damaged/washed out Narangasan Bridge detour of reconstruction of Narangasan Bridge. Cost estimate of damages is P1,300,000.00
  3. Jct. Milagros–Baleno-Lagta Road passable to light vehicles to sagging of PCCP, bridge detour of construction of Bonbon Bridge. Cost estimate of damages is P200,000.00.

Masbate II
  1. Masbate–Cataingan-Placer-Daraga Road. On-going clearing of fallen trees and debris, cleaning of clogged drainage, clearing of bridge waterways, noted collapsed concrete revetment (grouted riprap) at brgy. Armena, Uson, Masbate, Equipment on field 1-dumptruck, 2 chainsaws.
  2. Jct. Buenavista–Cawayan Road passable, clearing operation on going. Equipment on field 1-dumptruck, 2- chainsaws.

Sorsogon I
     All national roads are passable to all types of vehicles, clearing operation still on-going along Daang Maharlika.

Sorsogon II
     Daang Mahalika, Gate-Bulan Airport Road, Irosin-Bulusan Lake Road, Ariman-Bulusan Road, Abuyog-Gubat Road, Ariman-Casiguran Road, Gubat-Prieto Diaz Road and Gubat-Casiguran Road all passable and Bacon-Sawanga-Prieto Diaz Road (secondary national road) impassable due to fallen trees, clearing ongoing.

 
 
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  07/15/14

BICOL AND AGUSAN ROAD TRAVEL ADVISORY

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has alerted the District and Regional Office Disaster Risk Reduction Management Teams in Region 5 to undertake quick response to any eventualities that may be brought by Tropical Storm “Glenda”.

With the public storm warning raised over Bicol Region, DPWH equipment and skeletal force and camineros are on standby for response.

All road networks in the region are passable as of 6:30 this morning (July 15, 2014) as field monitoring is continuously being done.

Meanwhile, DPWH Region 13 reported that Daang Maharlika Road (Agusan-Davao Section) specifically from Crossing JCA, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur up to San Salvador, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur is temporarily close to traffic at 8:00am, today, July 15, 2014, due to armed encounter along Sta. Irene, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur between the New Peoples’ Army and a certain indigenous group headed by Datu Kalpito Egua.

The police and Philippine Army prohibited the travellers from proceeding along this area for security reasons until advice safe.

 
 
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  07/15/14

DPWH CITED AS GENDER RESPONSIVE AGENCY

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) was cited as one among the most gender-responsive agencies in the Philippine bureaucracy.

Secretary Rogelio L. Singson received on Monday, July 14, 2014, a citation from Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) Executive Director Emmeline L. Versoza for being chosen one (1) of the four (4) top gender responsive agencies in the Search for the Most Outstanding Gender Responsive Agency under GADtimpala 2013 (GAD Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Advocates, Linkages and Actions) in upholding rights of women and gender mainstreaming efforts particularly in developing gender-responsive tools for infrastructure projects.

The award aims to recognize the outstanding achievement and/or performance of government agencies in upholding the rights of women and maximizing the implementation of gender- responsive programs.

At the awarding ceremony, Executive Director Versoza specifically cited the DPWH gender equality program with the issuance by Secretary Singson of Department Order 48 in 2011 prescribing guidelines and procedures in mainstreaming gender equality actions in all phases of road infrastructure projects and the mechanics for monitoring gender equality actions in DPWH.

Execution of DPWH gender equality actions at the planning, design, reconstruction, construction and maintenance stages is guided by “Toolkit for Making Road Infrastructure Projects Gender Responsive”.

In his acceptance message for the GADTimpala citation, Secretary Singson committed to pursue more gender-friendly projects and vowed to continue to listen to the voices of women working at DPWH.

The criteria used in selecting awardees are the following: a developed and implemented gender-responsive programs addressing Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Millennium Development Goal (MDGs), and Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and national laws on women such as Magna Carta for Women (MCW); GAD Plan and Budget (GPB) and Accomplishment Report (AC) submitted to PCW for the last three consecutive years (2011, 2012 and 2013); has functional GAD Focal Point System; has utilized analysis tools; and has conducted basic GAD competency training for agency officials and staff.

 
 
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  07/15/14

DPWH GETS GENDER RESPONSIVE CITATION

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A citation from Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) was given to the Department of Public Works and Highways for being one (1) of the four (4) top gender responsive agencies in the Search for the Most Outstanding Gender Responsive Agency under GADtimpala 2013 (Gender and Development Transformation and Institutionalization through Mainstreaming of Programs, Advocacies, Linkages and Actions) in upholding rights of women and gender mainstreaming efforts particularly in developing gender-responsive tools for infrastructure projects. Handing over the award to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson together with DPWH Assistant Secretary and Committee on Gender and Development (COGAD) Chairperson Maria Catalina E. Cabral is PCW Executive Director Emmeline L. Versoza.

 
 
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  07/11/14

OFFSHORE DREDGING NOT WITHIN DPWH MANDATE

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“We did not issue any dredging permit to any entity or contractor for the offshore dredging activities in Ilocos Sur. Issuance of offshore dredging or mining permits is not within the mandate of the Department of Public Works and Highways,” said DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

Secretary Singson has issued this clarification due to reports that DPWH allegedly has issued dredging permits to the thirteen (13) sea vessels doing offshore dredging or mining activities in the vicinity of Puro, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.

In a letter to DPWH Secretary Singson, National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Virgilio L. Mendez informed that the NGOs headed by Fr. Albert Rabe and Sister Lilian Carranza of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia were requesting DPWH to immediately cancel the dredging permits allegedly issued by DPWH to the 13 sea vessels undertaking dredging activities in the Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.

“Offshore dredging or mining is not our responsibility, “Singson reiterated.

The DPWH’s mandate is dredging of inland channels and watersways such as rivers, esteros, creeks, canals, lakes, etc. which are being done by contract or by administration, said Singson.

Singson added that it is also the standard protocol for DPWH to coordinate with the concerned Local Government Units (LGUs) of any dredging activity in their areas, and in most cases, dredging with any LGU is covered by a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA).

DPWH Region 1 Director Melanio Briosos however reported that in compliance to the request of NBI-Vigan City, DPWH has only provided assistance in hauling the processed magnetite sand materials back into the sea.

According to Briosos, about 36,000 metric tons of dredge materials were scattered back along the shoreline in Caoayan, Ilocos Sur.

 
 
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  07/11/14

MOBILE FLOOD FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

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To support the flood fighting activity of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), eight (8) new mobile drainage pumps were handed-over to the Government of the Philippines by the Government of Japan under the Grant Aid Program for the Project for the Improvement of Equipment for Disaster Risk Management in the Philippines. Mounted on each truck are Japan manufactured mobile drainage pump capable of draining water ten (10) times more than ordinary fire engine, built-in standby generator set, hose and other accessories. The Japan donated equipments received by DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe were distributed to DPWH Regions 3, 4-A, 7, 8, 11, 13 and National Capital Region for emergency responding to flooding situations in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Central and Eastern Visayas, Southern Mindanao and Caraga.

 
 
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  07/08/14

DPWH RECEIVES NEW MOBILE DRAINAGE PUMP FROM JAPAN

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson receives from Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Toshinao Urabe on Wednesday (July 9, 2014) eight (8) new mobile drainage pumps provided by the Government of Japan through the Grant Aid Program for the Project for the Improvement of Equipment for Disaster Risk Management in the Philippines.

According to Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, the procurement of mobile drainage pump utilizing part of the Grant Aid of One billion Japanese Yen (approximately 518 Million Pesos) of the Government of Japan will enable the DPWH to respond swiftly during floods usually triggered by typhoons, tropical depression, continuing heavy rains and aggravated by man-made causes such as waterways blockage by solid waste and encroachment of natural waterways.

The mobile drainage pump, mounted on a truck with a built-in standby generator set and 50 meter pump hose including accessories, has the capacity to support the flood fighting activity of DPWH by pumping flood waters from water-logged areas into river systems or drainage outfalls.

Signed two (2) years ago, the Japanese grant assistance for the project for improvement of equipment for disaster risk management, also includes the installation of Real-time Earthquake and Tsunami Monitoring Systems and a Tsunami Simulation Database to assist the Philippines’ disaster risk reduction efforts

Japan, as leading donor to the Philippines’ disaster mitigation program, shares not only the technology but the experiences and lessons learned from the past natural disasters as a disaster- prone country itself.

With the assistance of Japanese experts, laboratory works and research activities to sustain the Philippines development of technology and organization in the field of flood control and sabo engineering are conducted at the Hydraulic Laboratory Building established also under Japan’s grant aid program at the DPWH Flood Control and Sabo Engineering Center at Napindan Hydraulic Control Structure compound in Barangay Sta. Rosa, Pasig City.

 
 
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  07/07/14

DPWH TO PLANT 772,900 TREES IN EASTERN VISAYAS

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to plant 772,900 trees to replace some 7,729 trees affected by the on-going 222-kilometer Samar Road Rehabilitation Project under the United States - Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Grant Secondary National Roads Development Program.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the Tree Replacement Program is in compliance to the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) requiring DPWH to plant one hundred (100) tree seedlings as replacement to every tree cut within the project’s road right of way (RROW).

Also, to generate additional income for local residents, the DPWH tasked the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to utilize Pantawid Pamilya Program beneficiaries in the planting of these trees.

“The Tree Replacement Program as well as the utilization of the Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the tree-planting will contribute to the government’s National Greening Program and the Millennium Development Goals on the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, and at the same time ensuring environmental sustainability, said Secretary Singson.

DPWH has initiated partnership with the DENR in the “Tree Replacement Program” inasmuch as they have the expertise and the mandate. The DENR will identify the suitable plantation sites that can accommodate the total number of trees to be planted including preparation of work plan for each site.

The DPWH and DENR will also include the typhoon “Yolanda” damaged mangrove areas along the coastal towns.

“We have to rehabilitate these damaged mangrove areas and restore them as natural protection agents of communities and ecosystems from strong waves, soil erosion and siltation”. said Singson.

The Tree Replacement Program for the Samar Road Project manifests DPWH commitment not only in building national roads but also ensuring environmental sustainability in these areas.

The road project traverses the municipalities of Paranas (Wright) and Hinabangan in Samar, and Taft, Sulat, San Julian, Borongan, Maydolong, Balangkayan, Llorente, Hernani, General Mac Arthur, Quinapondan, Salcedo, Mercedes, and Guiuan in Eastern Samar.

 
 
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  07/04/14

440-KM FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS COMPLETED – DPWH

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The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of 440.14 kilometers of Farm-to-Market Roads (FMRs) costing P2.36 billion.

Under the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase 3 (ARISP-III), DPWH implemented the construction of 126 FMR projects that aim to benefit hundreds of agricultural communities from across the country.

In Region 1, 17 farm-to-market roads with total length of 54.46 kilometers were completed at a cost of P296 million. This includes the improvement of 13.5-kilometer Lichauco-Evangelista Road and construction of vented spillway along Evangelista-Panganiban Road in Pangasinan.

In CAR, 8 projects or a combined 41.83 kilometers of roads, were accomplished in the amount of P232 million. One of the major FMRs completed in the Cordillera is the construction and improvement of the 16-kilometer Bugnay-Buscalan-Butbut Road with bridge and spillway in the municipality of Tinglayan in Kalinga province.

DPWH also completed 36.63 kilometers of FMRs in Region 2 in the amount of P137 million. A total of 12 FMRs were constructed, including the improvement of 7.8-kilometer San Antonio-Mapalad-Bautista FMR with 22 linear meters bridge in Isabela.

In Central Luzon, 19 projects having total road length of 49.54 kilometers, at a cost of P224 million were completed. It includes the improvement of 6.7-kilometer portion of San Ildefonso (Sitio Mapiña) Road in Pampanga.

For Regions 4A and 4B, 34.58-kilometers and 19 kilometers of FMRs were completed costing P200 million and P138 million, respectively. The longest FMRs accomplished in these 2 regions are the construction of 7.59-kilometer Barangay Jaybanga-Barangay Nagtaluntong Road in Jaybanga and Apar, Lobo, Batangas and improvement of JPR Tiondonan-JPR Mendoza Proper Road in Jofel, Palawan.

Agrarian communities of Region 5 on the other hand now utilize the 5 FMRs with total length of 17.74 kilometers costing P83 million. This includes the improvement of 4.76-kilometer Matoog-toog-Pambuhan Road in Pambuhan, Mercedes, Catanduanes.

DPWH also finished constructing a total of 17 FMRs in Region 6 with combined road length of 59.32 kilometers; 5 in Region 7 with 19.12 kilometers; and 3 road projects in Region 8 with 5.9 kilometers length, with a total cost of P497 million.

Additionally, DPWH completed 49.27 kilometers of farm to market roads from the 11 projects in Region 10, amounting to P243 million.

In Regions 11, 12, 13, the department finished implementing: 7 projects with span of 21.46 kilometers, 2 projects with 5.89 kilometers; and 8 projects with 25.36 kilometers of FMRs respectively.

With the completed projects, DPWH now has accomplished 85 percent of the needed road projects for the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase 3 which is expected to be completed within the year 2014.

To date, only 25 farm-to-market road projects remain under construction, with 12 under pre-construction, and 12 others under pre-engineering activities.

Upon completion, FMRs will provide access to agricultural goods to the market, as well as support for the establishment of agri-business enterprises by promoting linkages between and among the 175 agrarian reform communities in 54 provinces.

 
 
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  07/01/14

PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC SITES AND STRUCTURES CONSIDERED – DPWH

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Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has directed the strict adherence to DPWH policy in preserving historic sites and structures in all its projects nationwide.

Secretary Singson said that these historic sites and structures are of historical value, therefore, they must be preserved.

“We have to preserve these historic sites and structures for the young generation to learn from our past,” said Secretary Singson.

“In order to avoid unnecessary delays, revisions, and alterations during the construction period, the preservation of these historical sites and structures should have been considered during the conduct of feasibility study or planning phase of the project development,” added Singson.

Pursuant to DPWH Department Order no. 243 dated 26 November 1991 signed by then Secretary Jose P. de Jesus, he reminded all DPWH Regional Directors, Project Directors, District Engineers and planning engineers to coordinate closely with the National Historical Institute, the National Museum and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts in the identification and preservation of these historical sites and monuments or any structure of historical value to avoid unwarranted demolitions or destructions.

Secretary Singson’s directive was prompted by the issue raised by concerned citizens who expressed opposition to a proposed road widening project in the town proper of Sariaya, Quezon where there are existing heritage ancestral houses.

DPWH Region IV-A Director Huillio Belleza, however, said that there is no proposed road widening within the town proper of Sariaya, particularly, along General Luna Street.

The on-going road widening activities are, however, located before and after the Sariaya town proper at Barangay Sampaloc II and Barangay Balubal, reported Belleza.

 
 
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  07/01/14

PUBLIC ADVISORY

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Diatagon Bridge, Km 1377+517 along Surigao-Davao Coastal Road, Diatagon, Surigao del Sur is to be closed to traffic from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM today, July 1, 2014 due to repair/retrofitting/replacement works of dilapidated steel girder on the bridge.

Traffic will be opened immediately after the activity.

 
 

For more information, contact :

Public Information Division

Phone: 304-3370

 
 
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