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  07/30/15

DPWH-NCR JULY 31-AUGUST 3 ROAD REPAIR SCHEDULE

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The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will undertake reblocking and road repair effective 10 PM of July 31, Friday to 5 AM of August 3, Monday on the following roads in the cities of Quezon and Pasig:

Quezon City

-Along Commonwealth Avenue from Commonwealth Market Extn. Overpass to Bicol-Leyte Overpass (2nd lane from median island, South bound)

Pasig City

-Along C-5 Road from Petron Gasul Depot (Beside Petron Gas Station) to Lanuza St. (Innermost lane, North bound)

 
 
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  07/29/15

DPWH FURTHER STREAMLINES ELIGIBILITY PROCESSING OF BIDDERS

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Procurement process at the Department of Public Works and Highways has further simplified with prospective bidders or contractors no longer compelled to submit at least three (3) requirements during the Opening of Bids for eligibility processing.

Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has directed the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) in all DPWH Regional and District Engineering Offices to stop requiring contractors to submit original Contractor Registration Certificate (CRC), Contractor’s Information (CI), and Class “A” documents enumerated in Section 23.1 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act) as part of the technical envelope.

Singson said that this development was a result of the updates in the DPWH Civil Works Registry (CWR).

The CWR provides a computerized database of contractors being used for objective, standardized, transparent and efficient processing of interested contractors for DPWH civil works contracts during the eligibility process conforming to existing laws and regulations.

This database is being used to register contractors and determine their eligibility to bid for a project they intend to participate in.

In the updated CWR, the DPWH BAC can now view the Contractor’s authorized Liaison Officer through the CWR’s Contact Person Verification function. This will prevent unauthorized submission of bids by some unscrupulous individuals posing as Contractor’s representatives or Liaison Officers.

An updated version of the CWR v3.5.2 has also been deployed in DPWH Regional and District Engineering Offices, allowing them to print the CI of prospective bidders after eligibility, for evaluation purposes. These prospective bidders need not to submit hard copies of CRC and CI thus preventing the submission of spurious or fake CRC and CI.

Additionally, a new version of CWR will also be deployed wherein Contractors will be able to view their information online.

DPWH projects for bidding are posted in the DPWH and PhilGeps website wherein prospective bidders can download bidding documents and pay at any DPWH offices nationwide.

 
 
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  07/23/15

DPWH PARTICIPATES IN NATIONWIDE SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

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All Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) officials and personnel at the DPWH Head Office in Bonifacio Drive, Port Area, Manila, successfully participated in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill on Thursday, July 23, in preparation for the anticipated earthquake tagged as The next ‘Big One’ along Metro Manila’s West Valley Fault. Simultaneously, employees in DPWH Regional Offices IV-A, IV-B, and NCR, including the DPWH District Offices in NCR also partook in the said earthquake drill within their respective premises.

The earthquake drill was conducted by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of Civil Defense (OCD). In coordination with PHIVOLCS, an evaluation was conducted to assess the effectivity and gaps of the undertaking, and the capability and preparedness of DPWH in the event of a major earthquake.

 
 
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  07/21/15

MUNTINLUPA-CAVITE EXPRESSWAY SET TO OPEN FRIDAY

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The first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) road project under the administration of President Benigno S. Aquino III is now opened to the public.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio L. Singson said the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) also known as Daang Hari-South Luzon Expressway Link Road, a 4-kilometer, 4-lane toll road that will connect Bacoor, Cavite to the South Luzon Expressway, is now ready for public use.

“The Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway will be fully operational on Friday, July 24, 2015, after its inauguration. Its soft opening is scheduled July 21-22,” said Secretary Singson.

“We are optimistic that the completion of this toll road would improve CALABARZON’s competitiveness as an investment destination,” added Singson.

MCX shall serve as an alternative route from Metro Manila to Cavite and vice versa, cutting travel time by an average of 45 minutes and decongesting traffic in Cavite, Las Pińas, and Muntinlupa area.

Likewise, it will provide new access to the National Bilibid Prison (NBP) property in Muntinlupa City, which is intended to be redeveloped into a mixed commercial, residential, and institutional estate.

The P2-billion Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway is a Public-Private Partnership project of DPWH, with Ayala Corporation as the private proponent.

It involves the construction of two (2) Segments namely: Segment 1 which starts at junction Daang Hari – Daang Reyna, Elliptical Road or Rotunda, Km 0+000 and ends in Sta. 2 +300 and Segment 2, which starts from 2+300 and ends at South Luzon Expressway near Susana Heights Interchange, Km 4+000.

 
 
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  07/14/15

DPWH INSTALLS EARTHQUAKE RECORDING INSTRUMENT

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Leading the public sector in maximizing resources and technology available for disaster risk reduction, two (2) units of accelerograph were installed at the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Head Office to ensure the serviceability, performance, and structural integrity against earthquake of its five (5) storey building at Port Area, Manila.

Installation of accelerograph, a sensing equipment that measures seismic acceleration or strong ground motion that processes and converts the intensity, velocity and displacement of ground motion, coincides with the holding of Earthquake Resilience Seminar by the DPWH National Building Code Development Office among Metro Manila Building Officials recently.

Earlier, the DPWH through its National Building Code Development Office (NBCDO) issued NBCDO Memorandum Circular No. 1, Series of 2015, which provides for the Guidelines and Implementing Rules on Earthquake Recording Instrumentation (ERI) for Buildings and as part of the Implementing Rules and Regulation of the National Building Code and pertinent provisions of National Structural Code of the Philippines.

The Guidelines and Implementing Rules on Earthquake Recording Instrumentation for Buildings which was published in newspaper of general circulation requires building to install certain number of ERI and at different locations.

It shall cover all existing buildings, both government and private, located in Seismic Zone 4 in the entire Philippines except Palawan and Tawi-Tawi located in Zone 2.

The installation of the instrument shall form part of the requirements for the Annual Certificate of Inspections for existing buildings and as a pre-condition for the issuance of Certificate of Occupancy for new buildings covered by the guidelines.

Monitoring of compliance on the provisions is under the ambit of powers of the office of the local Building Officials and City/Municipal Engineer who are required by DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson to submit quarterly compliance report of the buildings under their respective areas of jurisdiction.

 
 
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  07/14/15

DPWH FORMALIZED AGREEMENT WITH DENR
ON ROADSIDE TREE PLANTING PROGRAM

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Regional offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways and Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Western Visayas Region entered into an agreement to further enhance the two (2) agencies partnership in the tree planting and growing program along roadsides.

Under the Memorandum of Agreement signed by DPWH Regional Director Edilberto D. Tayao and DENR Regional Director Jim Sampulna, DPWH in coordination with DENR will identify and conduct survey and mapping of roadsides for tree planting activities as an integral part of its regular road maintenance program.

The signing ceremony held at the DPWH Conference Room in Iloilo City was witnessed by DPWH Undersecretary for Technical Services Raul C. Asis, DENR Undersecretary for Field Operations Demetrio Ignacio, DPWH Assistant Regional Director Lea N. Delfinado, DPWH Region 6 District Engineers and Division Chiefs, and other DENR officials.

On their part, the DENR shall assist the DPWH in the survey and mapping of identified areas to determine the appropriate species to be planted.

DENR will also provide technical assistance to the DPWH in tree planting and growing activities.

This joint effort of DPWH and DENR aims to add value to urban areas, help mitigate climate change, enhance beauty of the roadside, provide shelter to commuters and minimize glare from sunlight to drivers along the roads.

The agreement between DPWH and DENR is in accordance with the DPWH Department Order No 15, Series of 2000, which makes tree planting along national roads as “a standard component of all road construction and improvement projects requiring the inclusion of said activity to the engineering design, program of work, estimates budget, and bidding and contract documents of these projects.”

DPWH is also a partner of DENR in the implementation of the National Greening Program as mandated under Executive Order No. 26 issued February 24, 2011 by President Benigno S. Aquino III.

 
 
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  07/13/15

KENNON ROAD CLOSED TO TRAFFIC AS LANDSLIDE OCCURS

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Kennon Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region was closed to vehicular traffic following the occurrence of landslide at K0242+600, Camp 7.

A passenger jeepney and a van were buried under the landslide early Monday morning, July 13, 2015 along Kennon Road in Tuba, Benguet that resulted to one (1) death and injuries to five (5) other persons.

Following the slide, the Department of Public Works and Highways closed the 32-kilometers Kennon Road as it clears debris on the highway.

Last week, DPWH also closed Kennon Road as heavy rains dumped by tropical Storm “Egay” triggered landslides along the highway.

DPWH equipment and maintenance crew are on standby for immediate clearing works due to continuous falling of rocks and other debris.

Warning signs are also installed along the highway prone to re-occurrence of landslide and rockslide brought by the continuous heavy rains in the Cordilleras.

 
 
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  07/10/15

“FALCON” UPDATE: MNR-BULACAN SECTION NOT PASSABLE TO LIGHT VEHICLES; 3 ROADS IN CAR CLOSED

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Four roads in Region 3 and Cordillera Administrative Region are now closed to traffic, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bureau of Maintenance.

As of 5:00 p.m., July 10, 2015, Friday, BOM reported that the SM Section (K0021+000) of Manila North Road in Marilao, Bulacan was closed to light vehicles due to flooding while the following roads in CAR are still impassable due to reoccurrence of landslide, rockslide and mudslide:

BENGUET

1.Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road, K0261+330, Sitio Goldfield, Poblacion, Itogon; and

2.Acop-Kapangan-Kibungan-Bakun Road, K0349+050, Gakian Section, Gambang, Bakun.

KALINGA

1.Kalinga-Abra Road, K0526+020, Balbalasang, Balbalan.

Once areas are declared safe, DPWH personnel and manpower will be deployed for the clearing operation on these roads which are expected to be opened by Saturday, July 11, 2015.

 
 
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  07/09/15

“FALCON” REPORT: 2 ROADS IN CAR CLOSED AS OF 12 NN THURSDAY

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Heavy rain brought by Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Typhoon Falcon has further caused landslides, rockslides and mudflow along national roads, making two (2) roads in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) impassable.

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bureau of Maintenance, as of 12 noon, July 9, 2015, Wednesday, the following roads are closed to traffic:

BENGUET

1.Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road

a)K0340+451-K0340+550 Section, Sitio Bongis, Brgy. Gusaran;

b)K0341+320, Bongis Section; and

c)K0335+500-K0335+600, Gusaran Section.

KALINGA

1.Kalinga-Abra Road, K0526+020, Balbalasang, Balbalan

Equipment and manpower were already deployed for the installation of proper warning signs and clearing operations on affected road sections.

 
 
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  07/08/15

“EGAY” UPDATE: 4 ROADS CLOSED AS OF WEDNESDAY 12 NN

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As of 12 noon, July 8, 2015, Wednesday, four (4) major road sections in Region 1 and Cordillera Administrative Region are now impassable due to Tropical Storm “Egay” according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Bureau of Maintenance.

Report shows continuous raining in Benguet Province has aggregated landslide with mudflow/boulders in three (3) sections, which include the Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan-Buguias-Abatan Road, K0341+320, Bongis Section and K0335+500-K0335+600, Gusaran Section and the landslide at K0262+000-K0262+050 Section of Shilan-Beckel Road.

The KM305+000 to KM306+000 Section of Bangar-Luna Road in the province of La Union also remains flooded and impassable.

 
 
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  07/07/15

“EGAY” UPDATE: 2 ROADS STILL IMPASSABLE AS OF 12 NN

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Two (2) road sections in Region 1 and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are still closed to traffic due landslide and flooding brought by tropical storm “Egay”.

According to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Bureau of Maintenance, as of 12:00 noon of July 7, 2015, Tuesday, the Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan Road, K0341+320, Bongis Section in Benguet and the Bangar-Luna Road, KM305+000 to KM306+000 Section in the province of La Union remain impassable due to landslide and flooding respectively.

Manpower and equipment from DPWH Benguet First District Engineering Office and La Union First District Engineering Office were already deployed for the clearing operations on the landslide-stricken and flooded roads.

 
 
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  07/06/15

“EGAY” UPDATE: 8 ROADS REMAIN IMPASSABLE

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Eight (8) road sections in Region 1 and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) are still closed to traffic due landslide and flooding brought by tropical storm “Egay”.

In the latest report of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) - Bureau of Maintenance, as of 6:00 a.m. of July 6, 2015, Monday, roads that are impassable include:

CAR

1.Kennon Road, K0242+620, Camp 7, Baguio City;

2.Baguio-Bauang Road, K0299+(-150), Irisan, Baguio City;

3.Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan Road, KO315-KO316 , Barangay Bugao, Bokod, Benguet;

4.Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan Road, K0339+000 -K0340+000, Barangay Asokong, Kabayan, Benguet;

5.Gurel-Bokod-Kabayan Road, KO341+320, Bongis Section, Benguet; and

6.Baguio-Itogon Road, K0261+330, Goldfield Section, Barangay Ucab, Benguet.

Region 1

1.Tagudin - Cervantes Road, KM333+500 - KM335+000 K0942+000 – k0943+000, Ilocos Sur; and

2.Manila North Road (MNR), Bangar-Luna, KM305+000 to KM306+000, La Union.

Partial report of the DPWH-BOM shows cost of damages on roads in CAR amounts to P4.25 million, while the cost of damages in Region 1 is still being assessed.

Concerned DPWH offices have already installed warning signs on affected road sections while manpower and equipment were already deployed for the on-going clearing operations.

 
 
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  07/02/15

DPWH-NCR JULY 3-6 ROAD REPAIR SCHEDULE

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The Department of Public Works and Highways-National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR) will undertake reblocking and road repair effective 10 PM of July 3, Friday to 5 AM of July 6, Monday on the following roads in the cities of Quezon and Pasig:

Quezon City

1.Along Payatas Road from Bicol St. to Visayas St. (2nd lane, North bound); and

2.Along Commonwealth Avenue from Commonwealth Market Extension Overpass to Bicol-Leyte Overpass (2nd lane from median island, South bound).

Pasig City

1.Along C-5 Road from Petron Gasul Depot to Lanuza St. (Beside Petron Gas Station, 3rd outermost lane, North bound)

 
 

For more information, contact :

Public Information Division

Phone: 304-3370

 
 
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