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The representatives of Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) Mission of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are in the Philippines to discuss their proposed financing of infrastructure projects in Zamboanga City and other development projects in Mindanao. In photo following a meeting with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson and Undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut are the SFD Mission group led by Senior Specialist Abdullah A. Al-Shedokhi (at center) with Mr. Ayman A. Bedaiwi of Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia and Mr. Abdullah Al-Saif. Also in photo standing are (from left) DPWH Engr. Cristino Agtang, Mr. Abdulelah Al-Saadan, Project Manager Sharif Madsmo H. Hasim of DPWH Saudi Fund for Development Assisted Mindanao Roads Improvement Project, Engr. Saud Al-Shamari, and Project Director Carlos G. Mutuc of DPWH Roads Management Cluster II (Multilateral)-Unified Project Management Office.






A contractor with pending overdue project and has reached maximum liquidated damages for any government contract will be prohibited to participate in any bidding process of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

This was the statement of DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, as he issues Department Order (DO) 37, series of 2015 or the “Disqualification of Contractors with Liquidated Damages on Ongoing DPWH Infrastructure Projects”, which is pursuant to Section 8 of Annex E of Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 9184 also known as the Government Procurement Reform Act.

The DO 37 states that contractors facing either: (a) delayed completion of work exceeding to ten percent (10%) of specified contract time; or (b) total sum of liquidated damages from delayed project exceeding to ten percent (10%) of the total sum of the contract price, shall be disqualified to join in DPWH projects.

Apart from the disqualification for new contract, the contractor shall pay incurred liquidated damages over the delayed projects in accordance with the rules of RA 9184.

DPWH Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) on the other hand shall strictly enforce the said DO, or face penalties prescribed for violation of reasonable office rules and regulations in Section 52, C(3) of Civil Service Resolution No. 991936 known as the “Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service”.

“It is a priority of the Department to deliver quality, safe and timely infrastructure projects to the public, thus we shall ban contractors from bidding for new contract if they have existing delayed projects and penalize BAC members who tolerate this kind of activity,” said Secretary Singson.






Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will undertake road reblocking and repair effective 10 PM of March 27, Friday to 5 AM of March 30, Monday on the following roads in the cities of Quezon and Pasig:

Quezon City

1.Along Mindanao Avenue from Road 8 to North Ave. (2nd lane, South bound);

2.Along Commonwealth Avenue from COA Main to COA Exit Gate (2nd lane from Median Island) and from Commonwealth Market Extension Overpass to Bicol-Leyte Overpass (2nd lane from Median Island, North bound);

3.Along Batasan Road from Filinvest II to Payatas Rd. (2nd inner lane, East bound); and

4.Along C. P. Garcia Ave. from University Ave. to Maginhawa St. (2nd lane, East bound).

Pasig City

1.Along C-5 Road from Pasig Blvd. to Bagong-Ilog Service Rd. (South bound).






A total of P1.15 Billion worth of infrastructure, under the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA), is scheduled for implementation in Iloilo City this year.

According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, the programmed 73 projects will boost the bid of Iloilo City to attract more investors and tourists. The projects include six (6) tourism road projects, three (3) road rehabilitation projects; thirteen (13) construction and maintenance of flood control and drainage infrastructure projects; six (6) road widening project; seven (7) bridge project; and 38 projects under local infrastructure program (LIP).

Meanwhile, DPWH Region VI Director Edilberto Tayao disclosed that the construction works on the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) Project Phase II has started last March 2, 2015, and is seen to be completed by July 2015.

Secretary Singson has ordered the ICC contractor to fast track the completion before the city hosts two (2) of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings slated for the months of September and October.

“In response to Secretary Singson’s instruction, the winning bidder for Phase II, Hilmarc's Construction Corporation has vowed to complete ICC Phase II prior to the July 26, 2015 target completion,” noted Tayao.

“We are looking forward to finishing this state-of-the-art Iloilo Convention Center, as we want to showcase to the world an architectural marvel, representing the ingenuity of the Filipino people,” ended Tayao.






The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will undertake reblocking and road repair effective 10 PM of March 20, Friday to 5 AM of March 23, Monday on the following roads in Quezon City:

1.Along Mindanao Avenue from Road 8 to North Ave. (1st lane, South bound);

2.Along EDSA fronting Victoria Tower (2nd lane, from sidewalk, South bound);

3.Along Batasan Road from Ilang – Ilang St. to Payatas Rd. (1st inner lane, East bound); and

4.Along C.P. Garcia Avenue from Velasquez St. to Katipunan Ave. (2nd lane, East bound).






Lane reduction at Ayala Bridge in San Miguel, Manila will be implemented during night time from March 13 to March 16, 2015 as the bridge shall undergo repair and rehabilitation.

Department of Public Works and Highways - National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) Director Reynaldo G. Tagudando said that night time repair works involving gantry installation, side wall construction, blasting and other activities will be undertaken as part of the preparatory works for the Ayala Bridge rehabilitation that will necessitate total closure set on March 21 to April 20, 2015.

Of the total 12 gantries, three (3) gantries have been installed last week, and installation will resume that will result to lane reduction during night time starting March 13, Friday at 10 PM to 5 AM of March 14, Saturday; March 14 at 10 PM to 5 AM of March 15, Sunday; and 10 PM of March 15 to 5 AM of March 16 Monday.

Rehabilitation of Ayala Bridge to restore structural integrity including raising the bridge by .70 meters for navigational clearance of vessels passing Pasig River is being implemented on work stages to minimize impact to traffic.

In the meantime, informative signs with alternate routes for motorists and commuters are installed at the following roads: España, A.H. Lacson, President Quirino Avenue, United Nations Avenue, Ayala Boulevard, Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, Bustillos and Legarda Streets, P. Casal Extension, Claro M. Recto Avenue, Dapitan, Carlos Palanca Sr., Quezon Boulevard, Plaza Sta. Cruz, Carriedo, Padre Burgos, Andalucia and Lerma.

This is to inform the motorists about the impending month-long full closure of Ayala Bridge from March 21 to April 20, 2015 where motorists will have to take alternative routes in going to and from their destination. Navigation of vessels will not also be allowed for 48 hours to be announced two (2) days prior to the actual date of lifting the bridge structure.

The bridge will be partially closed east side on April 21 to June 14 but is open one-way northbound and partially closed west side on June 15 to July 20 but open one-way northbound. However, movement of trucks and buses will not still be allowed during the partial one-way opening.






The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will undertake reblocking and road repair at national roads in Pasig City and Quezon City this weekend.

Repair/rehabilitation works will start on March 13, Friday at 10 PM and will be passable to traffic by 5AM on March 16, 2015, Monday.

The following are roads where repair will be undertaken: (1) along C-5 Road from Valle Verde/Resins Inc. to Lanuza Street, outermost lane, northbound; (2) along Batasan Road from World of Hope Church to Payatas Road, 1st inner lane, eastbound; (3) along C.P. Garcia Avenue from Pook Aguinaldo to Katipunan Avenue, 2nd lane, eastbound; and (4) along Congressional Avenue Extension from Rodics Restaurant to Miranila Gate 2, 1st inner lane, westbound.






The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to implement P2.3 billion worth of projects in Cagayan de Oro City under the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA).

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the amount will be used to fund a total of 66 infrastructure projects in the City, to be implemented by the DPWH Regional Office, and two (2) District Engineering Offices (DEOs) based in Cagayan de Oro City.

The 2015 budget allocation includes 24 road concreting/rehabilitation projects; 14 building projects; eight (8) flood control and drainage projects; six (6) road widening projects; four (4) improvement of off-carriageway projects; four (4) bridge projects; two (2) coastal road projects; one (1) diversion road project; and one (1) bypass road project.

“Learning from typhoon “Sendong” in 2011, our priority in Cagayan de Oro City is the construction and maintenance of flood mitigation structures and drainage systems,” said Singson.

DPWH has allotted P772 million for flood control projects in the city, which covers: two (2) Cagayan de Oro City River Basin Flood Control Projects worth 400 million; three (3) Iponan Flood Control Projects worth P300 million; two (2) upgrading projects of Bigaan Creek worth P70 million; and construction of drainage system at Tejero St., in Barangay Patag costing P2 million.

Secretary Singson said the projects would mitigate if not prevent flooding in Cagayan de Oro City, protecting the people from overflow of rivers and creeks, especially during onslaught of typhoons.

Aside from flood control projects, other major projects allocated for Cagayan de Oro City include the P300 million completion of Cagayan de Oro Convention Center; P118 million widening of Butuan City-Cagayan de Oro City-Iligan City Road and the P68 million construction of Sapang Bridge along Butuan Cagayan De Oro-Iligan Road, Kauswagan Section.






DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson administers the oath of office to Undersecretary Ardeliza R. Medenilla. Prior to her promotion to the position of Undersecretary, she held the position of Assistant Secretary for Support Services who has overall supervision and control over the Human Resource and Administrative Service, Financial Management Service, Information Management Service, Legal Service, Procurement Service, and the Stakeholders Relations Service of the Department of Public Works and Highways.






Three (3) additional infrastructure projects have been completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Region 10 for Cagayan de Oro City costing P111 Million.

In a report to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, DPWH Region 10 Director Evelyn T. Barroso cited the inauguration of recently completed flood control project (flood wall) along CDO River, Cathedral Section; access road leading to famous Dao Heritage Tree and Mapawa Nature Park; and road concreting and drainage project at Berjaya Resettlement Area.

The biggest among the three (3) projects in terms of project cost, is the 1.9-kilometer tourism road with drainage and slope protection, leading to Dao Heritage Tree and Mapawa Nature Park. Costing P49 million, the road is now providing more efficient accessibility in mentioned tourist destinations, contributing to the boost of tourism industry in the city.

Another project is the five (5) meters tall and 146 lineal meters long flood wall along CDO River, Cathedral section, in the amount of P48 million. The flood control project was accomplished in eight months, and is now protecting structures and residents within the vicinity from flood and overflow of CDO river.

Also part of the 3 completed infrastructure is the concreting of 541-lineal meter circumferential road of Berjaya Resettlement Area in Barangay Camaman-an. This project is envisioned to provide all weather road and drainage system within the resettlement area for easy access of people, goods and services for the residents living in the vicinity.






Evaluation process is on-going in the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to determine the performance of accredited field engineers assigned to supervise government infrastructure projects specifically DPWH projects.

DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson tasked the Accreditation Committee for Field Engineers headed by Assistant Secretary Gilberto S. Reyes to assess all DPWH field engineers and determine those who are capable or in need of improvement in their technical knowledge.

The Committee, which include Bureau of Construction Director Walter R. Ocampo as Vice-Chairman with OIC-Director Medmier G. Malig of Bureau of Quality and Safety, Project Director Virgilio C. Castillo, and District Engineer Ramon P. Devanadera as members, uses an approved set of performance criteria in their evaluation.

The committee is also responsible in planning and ensuring the implementation of a comprehensive training program for field engineers who need improvement or wish to serve as field engineers.

With the number of DPWH accredited field engineers narrowed down to 2,327 as of end of December 2014 from the 4,686 total accredited or a decrease of 50% since 1998 due to retirement or availment of Rationalization Plan, the Committee shall also work for the development of systems for new accreditation, selection, and assigning engineers in projects.

Of the total accredited 2,327 field engineers, 749 engineers are Project Engineer III, handling projects without cost limit; 505 engineers are Project Engineer II, handling projects that do not exceed P50 million; 558 engineers are Project Engineer I, handling projects that do not exceed P20 million; and the remaining 459 engineers are Project Inspector I.

To ensure the quality of projects, only qualified and competent engineers are issued with Certificate of Accreditation which makes them eligible to supervise projects.






The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will undertake reblocking and road repair effective 10 PM of March 6, Friday to 5 AM of March 9, Monday on the following roads in Quezon City:

1.Along Mindanao Avenue from Road 20 to North Ave. (3rd lane, South bound);

2.Along Commonwealth Avenue from Commonwealth Market/Villonco Overpass to Bicol Leyte Overpass (3rd lane, from Median Island South bound);

3.Along Batasan Road from DSWD to Payatas Rd. (1st inner lane, East bound);

4.Along Congressional Avenue Extension from Tandang Sora Ave. to Luzon Ave. (2nd lane, East bound); and

5.Along C.P. Garcia Ave. from Velasquez St. to Katipunan Ave. (2nd lane, East bound).






“Contractors doing business with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) must maintain a good track record to be able to continue participating in our public biddings.”

This was stressed by DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson as he directs through Department Order (DO) No. 17, Series of 2015, the strict enforcement of the 3-strike policy against erring contractors, suppliers and consultants involved in procurement of infrastructure works, goods and consultative services of the Department.

Under the 3-strike policy, the following acts of contractor may be considered as a violation: 1) purchasing bidding documents but: (a) withdrawn from the bidding; (b) submitted a letter of non-participation; or (c) did not submit a bid without a valid cause; 2) submitting a late bid without valid cause; 3) submitting insufficient/defective documents; and other actions that defeat the purpose of public bidding as determined by concerned Bids and Awards Committee(BAC).

Secretary Singson ordered members of the DPWH BACs and Procurement Service (PrS) to implement stricter monitoring on those contractors who tend to violate rules of public bidding.

“We want to ensure that all participating entities diligently follow procedures and prohibit those who habitually defeat the purpose of public bidding. This directive also applies to DPWH BAC members,” Singson explained.

Following due process, respective BAC Chairpersons are directed to immediately serve a written notice for every violation of participating bidder, and give the latter five (5) days to show cause why he/she should not be sanctioned. The BAC shall then evaluate and determine within seven (7) days if the bidder’s reason is valid. BACs must also maintain a tally of violations of each bidder and submit notarized reports to the PrS for evaluation.

Procurement Service on the other hand is responsible in monitoring the violations of the 3-Strike Policy in all procurement undertaken in the entire Department and shall recommend to the Secretary the necessary sanctions in coordination with the Legal Service.

For the first strike or violation of bidder, the BAC shall issue first warning; for the second strike, a second warning; for the third strike in a 12 month period, which is considered an offense, the contractor will be suspended for participating in any DPWH bidding process for the period of one (1) year; and, for the second set of 3 strikes, a 2-year suspension.

Failure on the part of DPWH BAC members and other concerned personnel to submit a complete and verified 3-strike report shall also face sanctions provided for under Civil Service rules and regulations






Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, together with First Pacific Leadership Academy Executive Director Rey Agustin K. Evalle, Undersecretaries Raul C. Asis, Maria Catalina E. Cabral, Rafael C. Yabut, and Romeo S. Momo, Assistant Secretaries Ardeliza R. Medenilla, Dimas S. Soguilon, Eugenio R. Pipo Jr., and Gilberto S. Reyes, and the 42 members of the second batch of DPWH Cadet Engineering Program. Thirty-five (35) male civil engineers and seven (7) female civil engineers form part of the new set of cadet engineers this year.


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