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Restoration of typhoon-damaged road in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya now 65% complete

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is more than halfway done with the restoration works along portions of Papaya-Malabing-Wangal-Binogawan-Tadji-Runruno Road after being badly-hit by typhoon Tisoy in December 2019.

District Engineer Glenn C. Miguel of DPWH Nueva Vizcaya 2nd District Engineering Office said that the ongoing project which covers the repair of roadslip/eroded shoulder of the road amounting to P18.5 million.

Additional 17 isolation facilities completed in Region 8

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the conversion and construction of 17 additional quarantine facilities that augmented Eastern Visayas’ COVID-19 bed capacity by 800.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, citing DPWH Regional Office 8 Director Nerie D. Bueno report announced that two (2) facilities were completed in September, 10 in August, five (5) in July and one (1) more is underway and is targeted to be completed before the end of this month.

New multipurpose building benefits elderly, PWDs in Zamboanga City

A single-storey multipurpose building was purposely built for the senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Barangay Ayala, Zamboanga City.

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Office 9 Director Cayamombao D. Dia said that the new multipurpose building which was completed in the amount of P2.51 was implemented by DPWH Zamboanga City District Engineering Office in the span of three (3) months.

The building can now be utilize as a venue for outreach and medical mission programs for elderly and PWDs in the city.

DPWH rushes asphalting project along Siargao’s Dapa-General Luna Road

A 2.04-kilometer portion of 2-lane Dapa-General Luna Road in Barangay Osmeña in Dapa town, Siargao Island is being improved and asphalted to provide smoother driving experience to locals and tourists.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that asphalting of Dapa-General Luna Road is among the priority projects in Siargao Island as it is widely-used and leads motorists to the famous surfing spot at Cloud 9 in the municipality General Luna.

P25-M river wall to protect 5 barangays in Zamboanga del Norte

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed a 127.2-meter revetment structure that will serve as a flood-control wall along Dionum Bridge Upstream, Dipolog River in Zamboanga del Norte.

Citing a report from DPWH Regional Office 9, Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the new river wall which was completed one (1) month ahead of schedule now benefits Barangays Dionum, Lower Gumay, Calican, and Del Pilar in Piñan town and Sianib in the municipality of Polanco.

DPWH Readies More Healthcare Facilities in Negros Occidental

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that DPWH COVID-19 response is underway in Negros Occidental with the construction of various healthcare facilities in Bacolod City and other areas of the province.

Secretary Villar said that his formed Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of National and Local Health Facilities with Regional Office 6 is ramping up construction activities of healthcare facilities to support urgent needs created by the recent spike of local transmissions of COVID-19 in Bacolod City.

New Camp Aguinaldo AFP Firing Range inaugurated

The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) General Headquarters (GHQ) and Headquarters Service Command (HSC) Firing Range in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

The newly built facilities were inaugurated on September 10, 2020 by DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana, and AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Felimon T. Santos, Jr. The blessing was led by AFP Chief Chaplain BGen. Raul S. Ciño.

Villar inaugurates P232.97-million living quarters in Camp Aguinaldo

Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar inaugurated on Thursday, September 10, 2020, two (2) newly constructed five-storey living quarters inside the General Headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City
worth P232.97 million.

The pairs of symmentrical have 88 units each with floor area of 35 square meters and parking space at the ground floor.

It will provide a modest and comfortable home to some 176 military personnel and their families.

DPWH turns-over quarantine facility at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar on Thursday, September 10, 2020 turned-over to Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff Gen. Gilbert I. Gapay a newly-converted quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients at the AFP General Headquarters in Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City.

“The quarantine facility which was converted from 14 units of 40-footer container vans now has fully-airconditioned four (4) rooms, each complete with amenities, toilet, and utilities. This is expected to accommodate 56 COVID-19 patients,” said Secretary Villar.

DPWH to Set Up Las Piñas Isolation Facility & Quezon Institute Offsite Modular Hospital

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar has entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Las Piñas City Mayor Imelda T. Aguilar for the development of healthcare facility for Covid-19 patients.

The MOA for the construction of 96-bed isolation facility was signed during the Coordinated Operations to Defeat Pandemic or CODE Team caravan in Las Piñas City spearheaded by Secretary Villar as the deputized Cabinet member assisting the city government with the challenges in dealing with the health crisis.