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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.



  Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently led the turn-over of motorized boats as livelihood assistance to people of Davao Oriental who were victims of supertyphoon “Pablo” that hit Southern Mindanao in December 2012.

DPWH Region XI Director Mariano R. Alquiza, President of National Union of Career Executive Service Officers (NUCESO) and Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies (ARENA – Region XI) turned over the certificates of ownership of 22 units of 18.5 feet long boat powered by a 6.5 horsepower engine which were distributed to fisherfolk, 12 from the municipality of Boston and 10 from the town of Baganga in Davao Oriental.

The motorized bancas valued at P35,000 per unit were given to deserving fishermen who lost their boats and livelihood during the onslaught of typhoon “Pablo”. Funds used in buying these bancas were sourced from the NUCESO, ARENA-XI and DPWH District Engineers League of the Philippines (DELP) members.

Witnessing the turn-over were DOTC Assistant Secretary Dante Lantin and Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) Region I Director Joel Salvador together with Leonor Ocabone of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and DPWH District Engineers Joselito Caballero, Silvino Cortes, and Cynthia Tiu, and the families of the 22 fishermen beneficiaries.

Meanwhile, three (3) contractors who participated in the construction of bunkhouses in Eastern Visayas have also decided to donate the completed six (6) bunkhouses worth P5 Million.

In his letter to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, DPWH Region 4-B Director Subair Diron requested the negation of the P5 Million government fund for disaster related rehabilitation projects particularly for the construction of bunkhouses as the contractors tapped by DPWH Region 4-B opted to donate for humanitarian reason their expertise, materials and labor their completed bunkhouse projects.

Diron said that the completed temporary shelter projects were also in accordance with the DPWH standards as noted deficiencies were already corrected by the contractors. Six (6) bunkhouses were completed by DPWH Region 4-B at the Motocross Area along Daang Maharlika in Caibaan, Tacloban City with two (2) units each undertaken by Goldrock, A.R. Lustre, and Kings Builder & Development Corporation.



  For exemplary performance and contribution to the province of Davao del Norte DPWH-11 District Engineer Fernando S. Ongkingco Jr. was commended by the League of Municipalities and Cities of the Philippines, Davao del Norte Chapter on July 19, 2013.

Engr. Ongkingco, prior to his transfer to Davao City was DPWH district engineer in the province of Davao del Norte for 14 years. He was instrumental in the successful delivery of thousands of DPWH infra projects in that province. In the league’s Resolution No. 003, passed by 8 municipal mayors of the province Engr. Ongkingco was heaped with praises by a grateful province who appreciated his being an effective bridge in bringing the local projects and assisting requests to the national government to ensure funding and prompt implementation. He is also credited for having established good working rapport among the local chief executive s and the LGU engineers of the province.

Not only for the numerous infra projects that he successfully delivered to the province but also for being instrumental in establishing goodwill between the people of Davao del Norte and the DPWH organization is one lasting legacy that Ongkingco etched in the history of the province. He has been a pillar of the economic development of the province due to his numerous accomplishments and his unswerving support to the total effort at improving the quality of the life of the people.

Engr. Ongkingco or “Boy” to close friends is not only well liked but also highly esteemed in the province not only for his professionalism but also for his fair and honest dealings with peers, associates and employees of the district office.

He is now the District Engineer of the DPWH-11 Davao City District Engineering Office at L. Ma. Guerrero St., Davao City. He traded position with DE Lorna T. Ricardo last July 29, 2013. Davao City residents are looking forward to the same or even more leadership from Egnr. Ongkingco.



  Sudden rise of river water level caused by heavy rains has affected several bridges mostly in Davao Oriental.

DPWH Region 11 Director Mariano L. Alquiza said that a total of nine (9) bridges were affected in Southern Mindanao (Davao Region) with six (6) of them not passable as strong current of floodwater damaged bridge structure.

Eight of the affected bridges are located in Davao Oriental, seven (7) of which are located at Surigao Sur-Davao Coastal Road and one (1) in Tibanban-Lavigan Road.

Among those bridges rendered not passable along Surigao Sur-Davao Coastal Road in Davao Oriental are: Quinonoan Bridge in the town of Tarragona due to damaged bridge approach; Caraga Bridge with damaged on Pier 13 and Governor Teodoro Palma Gil (Manurigao) Bridge with scoured bridge approach, both in the municipality of Caraga; totally washed-out Lumao Bridge in Cateel.

Three (3) other bridges were affected by the scouring of approach namely Ibobotoc and Dakung Banua Bridges in Boston, and Taytayan Bridge in Cateel but are passable to vehicular traffic with DPWH maintenance crew deployed for embankment works and appropriate warning signs installed to forewarn motorists.

The Magdug Bridge along Tibanban-Lavigan Road in the municipality of Gov. Generoso was declared not passable to all types of vehicle due to eroded bridge approach on abutment “B”. Also, Governor Miranda Bridge 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte was also closed to traffic with the bridge approach “A” under floodwater forcing the diversion of southbound vehicular traffic to Governor Miranda Bridge 2.

Alquiza said that removal of slides are on-going on four (4) landslide affected sections of Montevista-Mati Boundary Road in Araibo, Liboton, Compostela Valley and at cut Saddle Section to restore connectivity between Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental.

Earlier, removal of slides has been completed to open the following national highway to vehicular traffic: km 1454+650 to km 1454+850 of Montevista-Mati Boundary Road, Sabina Mines Section and Barangay Maganit Section of Manat-Maragusan Road.

Landslide has been also cleared at Daang Maharlika Road particularly at Km 1378+800 in Monkayo, and km 1444+000 and km 1443+600 in Mawab, both Compostela Valley Province.
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