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18 farm-to-market roads completed in central Iloilo

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), in convergence with the Department of Agriculture (DA), has improved a total of 18 farm-to-market roads (FMRs) in the third and fourth legislative district of Iloilo province.

In a report, DPWH Iloilo Second District Engineer Sanny Boy O. Oropel said through the DPWH-DA convergence program, 18 local roads costing P 118.4 million were paved in the central part of Iloilo, specifically in the municipalities of Calinog, Pototan, Janiuay, Dueñas, Bingawan, Mina, Cabatuan, Maasin, Anilao, San Enrique, Banate, and Dumangas.

DPWH still clearing 30 impassable roads, mostly in CAR

A total of 30 road sections in Region I, III, and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) remain closed to traffic due to rock debris, landslides, fallen trees, mudflow, washed-out road, road cut, damaged slope protection and electric post, eroded bridge approach, and flooding after being hit by Typhoon Ompong over the weekend.

The Department of Public Works and Highways-Bureau of Maintenance (DPWH-BOM) reported that as of Wednesday, September 19, 2018, twenty-four (24) roads in CAR are impassable which include:

1) Kennon Road

DPWH Sec. Mark Villar inspects Slaughter House-F. Torres Bridge Bypass Road Project

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar together with Regional Director Allan S. Borromeo and OIC Assistant Regional Director Joselito B. Caballero, inspect Package III of the ongoing P395-Million Slaughter House to F. Torres Bridge Bypass Road Project. The project which starts from CP Garcia Highway and ends along Bacaca Circumferential Road (near Brokenshire Hospital) now has an average accomplishment of 71.66%.

DPWH builds multi-purpose building for high school students in Negros Occidental

The Department of the Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a multi-purpose building that will benefit hundreds of junior and senior high school students at the Cauayan National High School in Poblacion, Cauayan, Province of Negros Occidental.

The P2-million project was implemented by DPWH-Negros Occidental 3rd District, funded under the FY 2018 Outside Infrastructure Program to provide students an additional venue for recreation and learning.

DPWH helds consultation meeting for ROW

DPWH XII dialogue and consultation meeting with affected fruit vendors along Palian, Tupi, South Cotabato. Engr. Nurhasim T. Abdula of South Cotabato II DEO, General Santos City and Ellen E. Torino, RPIO explained the Department Order No. 73 - Prohibited uses within the Right-of-Way of National Roads. The dialogue is witnessed by Koronadal City Councilor and anchor of Brigada New FM Koronadal City and SP LGU-Staff.

DPWH 13 prepares for Super Typhoon “Ompong”

The Department of Works and Highways Region XIII prepare needed activities and equipment to reduce possible damages that may occur, in anticipation for the looming super typhoon “Mangkhut” with the local name “Ompong”. This preparation by the DPWH Regional and Risk Disaster Response Team led by Regional Director Pol M. Delos Santos and Assistant Regional Director Nomer Abel P.

DPWH region 13 inspects DPWH-Equipment Management Division Training and Assessment Center Building

DPWH Region XIII Regional Director Pol M. Delos Santos and Assistant Regional Director Nomer Abel P. Canlas inspect the Department of Works and Highways Equipment Management Division (DPWH-EMD) Training and Assessment Center building, accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the training center is located at Tiniwisan, Butuan City.

DPWH Region 3 braces for Super Typhoon “Ompong”

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region III Director Roseller A. Tolentino mobilized the DPWH maintenance team in Central Luzon, following Secretary Villar’s directive to conduct preparatory disaster activities for the impending Super Typhoon “Ompong.”

Director Tolentino ordered Regional Maintenance Engineer Irma Talens and his other 14 district engineering offices to deploy the region’s Disaster Response Team to mitigate possible damages on various structures brought by the typhoon.

DPWH completes new evacuation center in Ilocos Sur

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a fifth permanent evacuation center in a network of evacuation center projects in Ilocos Region.

According to DPWH-Region 1 Director Ronnel M. Tan, the P360-million Regional Evacuation Center Project at Barangay Ayusan Sur, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur was built in the 3,171.39-square meters lot donated by the local government unit.

In a country visited yearly by typhoons and other types of calamities, the evacuation center will accommodate displaced families in disaster-risk areas.