News by Year

Lanipao Footbridge

Last December, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar ordered the construction of a footbridge after watching a video posted on Facebook by Yasmin Mangorsi which shows a young boy and his sister struggling to cross a river using a tight rope bridge in Barangay Lanipao, Iligan. The bridge is now complete.

Villar: R-10 Opens after Six Presidents

After six presidents, Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced that the road traversing the old Smokey Mountain area congested by informal settlers is now a high capacity highway helping offset the usual heavy volume of vehicles in major highways like EDSA and C5.

“Following the mandate of President Duterte, Filipinos will now have access to an improved and widened Radial Road 10 or R-10 which they may opt to use as alternate route to EDSA via Bonifacio Drive and Roxas Boulevard in travelling from north to south and vice versa,” Villar said.

DPWH Gears up to Fast Track Infra Project for Southern Leyte in 2017

The Southern Leyte District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will kick off the implementation of infrastructure projects early next year following the completion of some of its pre-detailed engineering activities (PDE).

According to District Engineer Ma. Margarita C. Junia, the PDE for 24 projects were already completed and are expected to be bid before the year ends.

DPWH Bids 6 Flood Control Project in Southern Leyte

Six flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (DPWH-SLDEO) were bid out as a preparation for the forthcoming rainy season.

The flood control projects are located along the SubangDaku River, Southern Leyte’s largest river, and is divided into six sections: Hibod-Hibod, Kanangkaan, San Juan, San Vicente, Suba, and Zone 3.

Assistant District Engineer Allan D. Eway said the river has been tagged as a priority for flood control system considering its vulnerability to soil erosions.

DPWH NDSF Finishes 64 Infra Projects

The Northern Samar First District Engineering Office (NSFDEO) of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a total of 64 infrastructure projects as of October.

Headed by Officer-in-Charge District Engineer Mario G. Soriano, the district office targets a total of 101 infrastructure projects for 2016.

The remaining 34 projects are still ongoing while 3 projects are not yet started and waiting for approval of the Program of Work (POW) and Plans at the regional office.

Villar Inspects Major Projects in Region 8

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar inspected the proposed Storm Surge Protection: Road Heightening and Tide Embankment Project and three other on-going constructions of by-pass road projects upon his visit in Region VIII.

The 27.3 km Storm Surge Protection is divided into six sections in Tacloban City, Palo and Tanauan, Leyte and is expected to save lives and properties of people who live in an estimated of 33, 185 buildings.

The project is part of the agency’s rehabilitation and recovery program for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.