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RD MELVIN B. NAVARRO  ARD ALEXANDER D. NOLA (OIC) 

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05/14/14

DPWH REGION 2 TO HOLD STAKEHOLDERS MEETING TO AVERT ‘KULIGLIG’ ROAD MISHAPS

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  With unabated road accidents involving two-wheeled trailers pulled by two wheel tractors or commonly known as ‘kuliglig,’ the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Cagayan Valley Region will hold a consultative stakeholders’ meeting with local chief and other concerned government agencies to formulate solutions to address the issue.

Earlier, DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson has directed that “kuliglig,” tricycles or pedicabs may use the most outer lane of the widened national roads in order not to impede the free flow of traffic.

However, the newly widened concrete pavements were made as solar dryers for palay or corn kernels making these kuliglig and tricycles to use the inner or fast lanes, said Secretary Singson.

Oftentimes, Singson noted that “kuliglig” or tricycles lead a long train of buses, trucks, cars and other vehicles behind them, which could not overtake.

Cognizant on the danger passed by these tricycles, the Department of Interior and Local Government in its Memorandum Circular 2007-01 has also prohibited the operation of tricycles or pedicab on national highways.

The problem is, according to DPWH Region II Director Melvin Navarro, the local government units allow these tricycles, pedicab and “kuliglig” to use the national highways due to absence of alternate routes.

Along Cagayan Valley road, Navarro also observed the absence of tail lights or even reflectorized stickers placed at the rear of these trailers including tricycles and pedicabs placing them as road risks at nighttime especially to fast moving passenger buses and freight trucks.

“But we have to be firmed in our advocacy in promoting road safety and protect public welfare. We cannot afford to be just sitting down here and watch these accidents happen,” Navarro further said.
 
 
05/09/14

P81-M NAMUAC BRIDGE IN CAGAYAN NOW OPEN FOR PUBLIC USE

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  Pursuant to its mission of providing quality infrastructure facilities responsive to the needs of the Filipino people, Department of Public Works and Highways recently inaugurated a newly rehabilitated bridge located along Manila North Road in Barangay Namuac, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan. DPWH Region 2 Director Melvin Navarro led the opening of the new Namuac Bridge, together with Cagayan Second District Representative Baby Aline Vargas-Alfonso and other Sanchez Mira municipality officials. According to Navarro, the newly replaced Namuac Bridge, which is the first completed major bridge project implemented by DPWH Regional Office 2 for 2014, has two (2) lanes, three-spans, and 109.5 lineal meters in length. Since it is located along Manila North Road, the replacement of old Namuac Bridge is expected to facilitate the development of Cagayan Valley region and other neighboring areas. “The newly constructed infrastructure will greatly improve accessibility and mobility in the vicinity by providing an enhanced transport facility in the Manila North Road which is the gateway to Region 1”, said Navarro. “It will likewise play a major support in the interplay of agricultural, industrial and tourism growth and exchanges between the provinces in Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Region,” added Navarro.  
 
04/14/14

WOMEN ROAD WORKER

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  Secretary Rogelio Singson meets women road workers in Abulug, Cagayan  
 
04/14/14

ISABELA BRIDGE

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  Secretary Rogelio Singson checks the progress of work at Lullutan Bridge Project in Ilagan, Isabela  
 
04/14/14

LACTATING FACILITY

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  Secretary Rogelio Singson visits the Nursery/Lactating Section where he takes time to play with an DPWH employee's baby.  
 
04/14/14

SECRETARY SINGSON VISITS REGION 2; INSPECTS MAJOR INFRA PROJECTS

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  DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson together with Assistant Secretary Eugenio R. Pipo conducts inspection on major infrastructure projects in Cagayan Valley.

The DPWH was warmly welcomed by Regional Director Melvin B. Navarro together with the District Engineers and Regional Office employees at the Regional Office on March 28, 2014.

In his visit, Secretary Singson took opportunity to confer with Director Navarro and the members of the regional staff relative to the implementation of major infrastructure projects including open forum with employees relative to their concerns and issues.

The group went to conduct ocular inspection of PMO implemented projects in Isabela namely the Lullutan bridge and Sta. Maria Cabagan bridge.

March 29, 2014, the Honorable Secretary went on to conduct project inspection of the Magapit-Sta.Ana Road, Magapit-Mission Jct. Section in Lallo, Cagayan a World Bank funded project that involves the improvement of about 23.72 kilometers of secondary national roads in the Cagayan Valley Region under the National Roads Improvement and Management Program Phase II. He also inspected the newly retrofitted Magapit Suspension Bridge.

Secretary Singson also visited the women road workers at Abulug, Cagayan where the women laborers were installing thermoplastic pavement markings. The Secretary expressed his gladness seeing women doing non-traditional jobs in Region 2. The Secretary commended DPWH Regional Office 02 for initiating the women empowerment project that looks to break barriers in gender equality and job generation.

The Secretary inspected on-going construction of major bridges along Manila North Road namely Lucban bridge, Pamplona bridge and Namuac bridge.
 
 
03/21/14

WOMEN DO HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE JOBS

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  For so long, road maintenance was seen as “men's work” but women equipped with training are proving that they can also do the job and play an integral part in taking care of our highways.

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), supporter and advocate of women empowerment, promotes gender sensitivity and social responsibility by providing non-traditional jobs for women.

In his report to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, DPWH Region 2 Director Melvin B. Navarro said that the agency in partnership with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has opened to women challenging and sustainable jobs such as road maintenance works which was traditionally handled by men.

Navarro said that adequate training programs were given to women to enhance their skills and capabilities in doing maintenance works, among which is the operation kneading machine used for thermoplastic pavement marking.

"Through the new learned skills, women which pursue non-traditional jobs will become more productive, gain self-reliance, and help improve their respective family income as DPWH guarantees that all persons regardless of gender have equal opportunities to get involved in our development activities”, added Navarro.

Women road workers have undergone orientation in operating the Kneading Machine at the DPWH-Cagayan 2nd District Engineering Office compound in Libertad, Abulug, Cagayan prior to their deployment.

Based on monitoring of Cagayan Second District Engineer Joselito Arao, the first batch of women road workers started applying/installing thermoplastic pavement markings along Manila North Road (MNR), Lucban Section (KO667 to KO 668) in Abulug, Cagayan.

For 23 years old Chinee Gaba, her being exposed to fieldwork is challenging and fulfilling knowing that she is among the first batch of women employed in this kind of work.

Meanwhile 25 years old Jenelin Palatan of Tuguegarao City revealed that her job which is hard as may be viewed their being exposed outside office but it became light and easy with the DPWH providing good tools, working environment and treating them equally.

“Doing a man’s job gives me a sense of fulfillment that is why I’m encouraging others to apply here in DPWH”, said Palatan.
 
 
01/22/14

DPWH-2 GEARS UP FOR 2014

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  The Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Office 02 headed by Director Melvin B. Navaro led the 1st Regional Staff Conference last January 16, 2014 held at the DPWH R02 onference hall.

The meeting was attended by Division Chiefs and District Engineers together with their accounting staff.

Latest policy direction from the Honorable Chiefs and District Engineers together with their accounting staff.

Latest policy direction from the Honorable Secretary Rogelio L. Singson was discussed by Regional Director Melvin B. Navaro. He urged the conferees to fast truck the implementation of infrastructure projects and emphasized the need to improve the accomplishment rating of their respective offices to uplift the region’s standing.

Also in the agenda were the issues and concerns of the regional staff which was discussed by the respective Division Chiefs. Among the topics discussed were the new Public Financial Management Reform and the Unified Account Code Structure (UACS) .
 
 
 
 
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