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ESTERO DE SUNOG APOG PUMPING STATION STARTS OPS

The Estero de Sunog Apog Pumping Station along Hermosa St., in Barangay 183 Zone 2, Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila has successfully commenced operations. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the new pumping station which is expected to complement the Blumentritt Interceptor Catchment Area with four floodgates, four units of electromechanical pumps […]

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LAGUNA MEGA QUARANTINE CENTER OPENS IN NOVEMBER

Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar said the mega quarantine facility to serve the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) area is expected to be completed by mid-November 2020 in Calamba City, Laguna. “The organized DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Health Facilities together […]

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DPWH PAVES ROAD TO QUIRINO ‘LAKAB’ CAVE – VILLAR

The Asaklat “Lakab” Cave will soon be recognized as one of the many hidden tourism treasures of Quirino Province once the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) completes paving the road going to the site located in the municipality of Nagtipunan. “Nagtipunan is truly bestowed with vast natural resources, hence, one of the DOT-DPWH […]

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PORTION OF TAGAYTAY BYPASS ROAD NOW OPEN – VILLAR

The Maitim and Kaybagal Section of the ongoing 4-lane Tagaytay Bypass Road Project in Tagaytay City, Cavite is now open to vehicular traffic. Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar recently led the inauguration of the 1.54-kilometer road segment which is also complete with a bike lane component. The opened initial segments are part of […]

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VILLAR FORMS TASK FORCE VS CORRUPTION IN DPWH

In a bid to strengthen the government’s fight against corruption, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) created the Task Force Against Graft and Corruption (TAG) to probe allegations of widespread anomalies in the agency. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar issued Department Order Number 101 forming a five-member committee that will investigate the alleged corrupt […]

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‘YOLANDA’ HOUSING IN MACARTHUR, LEYTE FINISHED

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles led the formal turnover of housing units for Typhoon Yolanda victims in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, October 22, 2020, as part of the government’s effort to complete all its housing commitments despite the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.It was the 10th such virtual turnover of the Yolanda Permanent Housing Project, […]

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2 MORE VISAYAS ISOLATION FACILITIES READY – VILLAR

Two coronavirus disease (COVID-19) isolation facilities were recently completed by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and were handed-over to the local government units (LGUs) of Dagami, Leyte and Nueva Valencia, Guimaras Province. Public Works and Highways Secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar announced the completion of the facilities, which are part of […]

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SKYWAY 3 OPENS TO TRAFFIC IN DECEMBER – VILLAR

The Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) would be cleared of around 50,000 vehicles each day once the Skyway Stage 3 opens in December, Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said. “Over 50,000 vehicles per day will be decongested from Edsa. It is part of the Edsa decongestion program of President Rodrigo Duterte,” Villar […]

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SUSPECT IN RADIOMAN’S SLAY JOINS NPA – SY EGCO

In a desperate attempt to evade justice for the murder of Brigada News FM–Kidapawan station manager Eduardo Sanchez Dizon, a prime suspect, Dante Encarnacion Tabusares alias Bong Encarnacion has joined the New People’s Army in Arakan, North Cotabato, the Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) has confirmed. This was verified in an official report […]

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2 CAGAYAN RIVER FLOOD CONTROL PROJECTS COMPLETED

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the completion of two river-control projects in the municipalities of Solana and Amulung, Cagayan Province. One of the recently-completed flood-control projects is the P72.38 million riverbank protection project along the Cagayan River in Barangay Natappian, Solana which now prevents massive soil erosion and protects the homes and […]