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DPWH COMPLETES 3 QUARANTINE FACILITIES IN ILIGAN CITY – VILLAR

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the completion of new quarantine facilities in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte that will help free up hospital beds for moderate, critical or severe COVID-19 cases. Villar, government’s isolation czar for the coronavirus pandemic, said that three multi-purpose buildings in Iligan City were converted into isolation facilities […]

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MAXIMIZE USE OF LOCAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR ‘BUILD BUILD BUILD’ PROGRAM – LABAN KONSYUMER

A consumer group called on the Duterte government to maximize the use of local construction materials for its flagship “Build Build Build” program to help sustain jobs for Filipinos amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “This should be a priority as long as these local companies are compliant with product standards and labeling plus markings […]

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ROAD PROJECTS HAVE BIKE LANES – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said road projects since 2016 were built to include lanes for bicycles. In a Facebook post, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said they have started incorporating lanes for bicycles in their major road projects particularly those under the Build, Build, Build program such as the Laguna Lake Highway. […]

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DPWH TARGETS COMPLETION OF TPLEX, CLLEX BY END OF YEAR – VILLAR

After the opening of the NLEX Harbor Link Segment, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is looking to complete several road networks in the coming months. The next targets for completion are the TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway) and Central Luzon Link Expressway (CLLEX), DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said during the Laging Handa program […]

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PHL, JAPAN SIGN LOAN DEAL FOR 2 VISAYAS INFRA PROJECTS – VILLAR

The Philippines have secured loans from the Government of Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) worth a combined P75.5 billion (JPY154 billion) to fund the construction of two additional priority projects under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and JICA Philippines Chief Representative Eigo Azukizawa signed the P57 […]

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DPWH TO GENERATE 6.57-M JOBS IN BBB PROGRAM BY END OF 2020 – VILLAR

By the end of 2020, the Build Build Build Program of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is expected to generate a total of 6.57 million jobs. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the continuous yearly increase in infrastructure budget has led to the massive employment generation across the country. “We are glad to […]

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ISSUE SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR CONSTRUCTION WORKERS DURING GCQ – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government and its project contractors to ensure the safety and well-being of construction workers as the government eyes to resume the construction of big-ticket projects under the ‘Build, Build, Build’ — the flagship program of the Duterte administration. Gatchalian made the call as the Department of Public Works and […]

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DPWH WARNS CONTRACTORS WITH DELAYED PROJECTS – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has warned contractors with delayed projects anew as it ordered the blacklisting of a contractor for its failure to finish on time the construction of a school building project in Cavite. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar is hoping that the banning of St. Gerrard Construction, General Contractor and […]

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DUTERTE GOV’T TO DELIVER PROMISE OF EDSA DECONGESTION – VILLAR

The current administration will be able to deliver on its promise to decongest Edsa, the main and busiest thoroughfare in Metro Manila, within the six-year term of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has assured. Speaking to Palace reporters, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar expressed confidence that the Duterte government can […]

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ENACTING ‘BUILD, BUILD, BUILD’ PROGRAM INTO LAW WILL SUSTAIN CONSTRUCTION SECTOR GROWTH – LOPEZ

Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said institutionalizing the “Build, Build, Build” program will sustain the growth of the construction sector even with the change in the administration. On the sidelines of the 4th Philippine Construction Industry Congress in Makati City, Lopez said he sees the importance of enacting the program into law to ensure that the […]