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Procurement activities for the 7.74 kilometers highway continuation of Plaridel By-Pass Road Project from Bustos to San Rafael, Bulacan has started with prequalification and bidding documents available at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for all interested civil work contractors.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said both local and foreign contractors may vie for the rights to undertake contract package 4 of Plaridel By-Pass Road scheduled for public bid submission on October 20, 2014. Meanwhile, construction activities for contract package 3 involving the 1.12-kilometer bridge crossing Angat River has commenced last July 2014.

Contract packages 3 and 4 which are components of Arterial Road Bypass Project, Phase 2 funded by loan agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will complete the more than 24 kilometers highway running north-eastern direction from Km 32+970.33 of North Luzon Expressway in Barangay Burol, Balagtas, Bulacan to Km 57 + 365.733 of Philippine Japan Friendship Highway also called Daang Maharlika in Barangay Maasim, San Rafael, Bulacan.

As specified in the guidelines under the Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans, the two (2) envelopes procedure or modified single stage will be the basis in the pre-qualification of bidders for contract package 4 which covers the construction of portland concrete cement pavement with carriageway of 7 meters, 2.50 meters shoulder at both sides, and 300 millimeters thickness. The road project which will utilize portland cement treated plant mix as base course on an embankment of average 2 to 3 meters high also involves the construction of two (2) single span pre-stressed deck girder bridges on seat type abutments and precast concrete piles foundation.

Site visit/inspection for the road project with 780 calendar days contract duration is set on September 18-19, 2014 while pre-bid conference is set on September 29, 2014.

Meanwhile, Project Director Virgilio Castillo of DPWH-Roads Management Cluster (RMC) 1 – Bilateral, Unified Project Management Office (UPMO) reported to Secretary Singson and Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut, in-charge for UPMO Operations, that joint venture partners Shimizu and FF Cruz have already mobilized men and equipment at the 2.22 kilometers contract package 3 project from Km 47+400 to Km 49+625 in Barangay Bonga Menor, Bustos, Bulacan.

The P1.204 Billion worth project under monitoring supervision of Project Engineer Emigio de Leon of DPWH-RMC 1-UPMO will involve the construction of 1.120 kilometer and 8.25 meters wide Angat Bridge consisting of seven (7) span pre-stressed concrete continuous box girder to be erected by balance cantilever method on a bored piles foundation of between 21 to 29.50 meters in length. With 1,080 calendar days duration, the project will also involve construction of 40.86 lineal meters bridge, 1.06 kilometer new portland cement concrete pavement with 2.5 meters shoulder on both side and provision of drainage structure, grouted riprap, additional cross drain; and installation of road signs, guardrails, and pavement markings.

Present activities of the contractor include clearing, site development and construction of facilities for the engineer, and conduct of joint survey works and sampling of materials with the project supervision consultant Renardet S.A. Consulting Engineers and Nippon Engineering Consultants.






The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) hopes to hasten the next stages of repair of the 39-year-old Magallanes Interchange, following the completion of the first phase of reconstruction on its 301-lineal meters (lm) Manila-Alabang southbound lane.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the construction for the succeeding phases needs to start as soon as possible to be able to complete the repair of the interchange on schedule.

“We hope to start the next stage of Magallanes Interchange repair soon, as we aim to finish it on or before the expiration of the project clearance,” said Secretary Singson.

Road repair clearance from MMDA for the project is valid only up until February 28, 2015, with limited time of construction on weekdays – between 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM.

Unlike the recently completed works in Magallanes Interchange, there will be no total closure, in the next repairs as the DPWH – National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) intends to do repair one lane at a time.

In the mean time, Singson said DPWH – NCR has already been instructed to closely coordinate with the MMDA to fast track the next stages of repair for the flyover which cover the 345.95 l.m. Ayala to Roxas Boulevard, 410.35 l.m. Alabang to Ayala, 405.65 l.m. Ayala to Manila/Alabang, and 345.95 l.m. Roxas Boulevard to Ayala.

Contractor J.D. Legaspi Construction was also ordered to maximize the use of equipment and manpower resources once permitted to resume works on Magallanes Interchange.

The repair of the 1,809.50 lineal meters (l.m.) length interchange involves repair of the expansion joints, strengthening/retrofitting of the deck slab (soffit), and asphalt overlays.

The Magallanes Interchange is a four-level partial turbine interchange in Makati City, serving as the junction between the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) since 1975.

The last repair on the structure was done in 1980s and has now manifest damages on the carriageway particularly cracks and disintegration of concrete, guard rails, and steel expansion joints, which may endanger motorists and commuters.






Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson discussed with Convenors of National Save the Trees Coalition led by Fr. Robert Reyes, the Department’s program to improve the quality and safety of our national roads and how the coalition can help the government achieve its objectives and at the same time address the concerns on tree cutting. Also in the meeting are (clockwise) Dr. Roger Guzman, Executive Director of Philippine Federation for Environmental Concerns; Ms. Gwen Borcena; Ms. Julia Senga of Abra; Ms. Socorro Lammoglia and Ms. Ma. Theresa Lorenz, members of Green Convergence and Citizens Organization Concerned with Advocating Philippine Environmental Sustainability (COCAP); Ms. Virginia Pasalo of Pangasinan; and DPWH Undersecretary Raul C. Asis.






Construction workers and equipment are working double time in reconstructing within 10 days period the approach and carriageway of the 301 lineal meters Manila-Alabang southbound segment of Magallanes Interchange in Makati City. Started 10 in the evening of August 8, 2014, the Department of Public Works and Highways is targeting to complete this segment by August 17, 2014 by maximizing contractor’s equipment and manpower resources working 24/7 to speed up activities.






“Thank you and let us continue serving our country”.

This was the reaction of Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson to the July 2014 net satisfaction rating survey result conducted among Philippine business executives who are members of the Makati Business Club (MBC) which gave positive mark to the performance of DPWH.

With a net score of 55.4 at 76.9 percent satisfied and 21.5 percent not satisfied in the performance rating period of July 2013 to June 2014, the DPWH posted big leap to 12th place among 62 government agencies including Constitutional Offices from its 27th rank in the previous rating period.

Secretary Singson attributed the positive outcome of the latest perception survey among members of MBC to appreciation of the Department’s transformation program particularly reforms in the processes anchored on promoting right project with right cost and right quality, and right-on-time implementation by the right people.

Other than the MBC, DPWH stellar performance was also cited by no less than the President in his recent State of the Nation Address while the agency was a recipient of “Gold Trailblazer Award” from the Institute for Solidarity in Asia and National Competitiveness Council for garnering highest rating among the government agencies which presented performance reports under the Performance Governance System (PGS) during the Public Governance Forum held last April 11, 2014. DPWH is consistently being number one – five times in P.G.S. performance since P.G.S. reporting started in 2010.

Already, combination of reforms and strict adherence to competitive bidding has enabled DPWH to save P27.79 billion from July 2010 to May 2014.

DPWH savings, derived from the approved budget for the contract (ABC) less the awarded amount, are being utilized by the government for additional scope of work or projects, which include roads, bridges, flood control, and disaster-related rehabilitation projects.

In recent years under the Aquino administration, DPWH has simplified bidding process and eliminated the submission of Letter of Intent to achieve the right cost encouraging participation of more bidders and eliminating possible collusion among bidders. In addition, the Department remove the use of credit line certification from banks as basis for computing a contractors Net Financial Contracting Capacity.

As key strategy to fast track implementation of projects, Secretary Singson ordered the clustering of projects so that these will be implemented by qualified contractors with complete construction equipment resulting to better quality of work and more cost effect indirect cost/margins.

He explained that inasmuch as the time to process/procure small projects including supporting documents is same with that of big projects, clustering will reduce procurement time as well conduct of preconstruction activities and will improve efficiency.






The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) advises motorists going South Luzon Expressway and Alabang area to take Osmeña Highway- Magallanes Service Road as the southbound lane of Magallanes Interchange in Makati City will be closed to traffic from August 8 to 17, 2014.

Following the issuance of clearance by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, works for the repair and strengthening of structural component of the flyover including asphalting activities to improve road pavement surface beginning 10 P.M. this Friday (August 8).

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said that the repair of Magallanes Interchange is being implemented on work stages as allowed by MMDA inasmuch as the flyover structure is one of the major arteries of Metro Manila.

Singson instructed the DPWH National Capital Region Office to ensure maximum utilization of equipment to speed up work and avoid delays considering that the secured road repair clearance from MMDA for the project is valid only up to February 28, 2015 and with other upgrading activities done strictly only between 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM on weekdays.

The total project length of 1,809.50 lineal meters (l.m.) includes 301.60 l.m. Manila to Alabang, 345.95 l.m. Ayala to Roxas Boulevard, 410.35 l.m. Alabang to Ayala, 405.65 l.m. Ayala to Manila/Alabang, and 345.95 l.m. Roxas Boulevard to Ayala.

Works for Magallanes Interchange Project with an allocation of P167 Million involve asphalt overlay of the third-level flyover (along EDSA) and second-level Interchange from abutment to abutment , repair of the expansion joints, strengthening/retrofitting of the deck slab (soffit) of the second-level Interchange and the inner lane of the third-level flyover (Pasay Bound).






Aiming to further boost the tourism industry in the country, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will commence this year the implementation of Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program (TWSIP) which will provide potable water supply to some thirty (30) waterless tourism spots across the country.

Following the release by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) of P1.73 Billion for the TWSIP, the DPWH is now set to begin with the water source development and corresponding detailed engineering design of projects that were identified in coordination with the Department of Tourism(DOT), Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), and the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC).

Areas that were identified as recipients of the project are considered in-need locations or those that have remain waterless for years, but have potential for growth particularly in the tourism industry.

“Tourism spots need to have safe and sustainable water supply to further enhance its tourism potential. This will be addressed once our water supply projects are completed,” said DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson.

“Our target is to start the implementation of TWSIP as soon as possible,” Singson also said.

The DPWH chief said among the 30 municipalities that will be covered by the project are: Currimao and San Nicolas in Ilocos Norte (Region 1); Baguio City in Benguet (Cordillera Administrative Region); Roxas and El Nido in Palawan (Region 4B); Aroroy in Masbate (Region 5); Murcia and San Carlos City in Negros Occidental, Balete and Libacao in Aklan; Jamindan and Pres. Roxas in Capiz and Passi in Iloilo (Region 6).

Also included are eight (8) municipalities in Central Visayas, with five (5) in Cebu namely: Aloguinsan, Toledo City, San Fernando, Sibonga and Cordoba and three (3) in Bohol namely: Jetafe, Talibon, and Trinidad.

Adding to the beneficiaries are two (2) areas in Western Mindanao namely Dapitan City in Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga City in Zamboanga del Sur; one (1) in Region 10 namely Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro in Misamis Oriental; with six (6) in Region 11 namely: Nabunturan and Montevista in Compostela Valley and Asuncio, Braulio E Dujali, Carmen and New Corella in Davao del Norte.

The Tourism Water Supply Infrastructure Program is a joint project of the DPWH, DOT, LWUA, NAPC, with support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), seeking to facilitate tourism and economic growth in identified priority development areas in the Philippines.


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