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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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CONSTRUCTION OF DAVAO-SAMAL BRIDGE STARTS NEXT YEAR – VILLAR

Construction of the long-awaited Davao-Samal Bridge starts next year, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said. In a virtual press conference at Malacañang, Villar said they intend to finish the bidding of the project in October and November this year. “Our format of this project is the design and build.” “Our […]

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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, PRIVATE FIRMS FINISH PICC QUARANTINE FACILITY IN 7 DAYS – VILLAR

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) with the support of private firms EEI Corporation and the Villar-led Vista Land Group have completed the construction of the health facility for coronavirus patients at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls in just seven days. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar announced that civil works for […]

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DPWH COMPLETES P142-M MINUHANG BRIDGE IN LEYTE – VILLAR

A new 154.8-meter bridge on the Minuhang Cabarasan Road is now providing residents ease of travel to other parts of Barangay Minuhang, in Barugo town, Leyte. Citing a report from Region 8 Director Nerie Bueno, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the DPWH Leyte 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) has recently completed the new permanent P142.3-million […]

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ROAD, INFRA PROJECTS TO DECONGEST EDSA – VILLAR

The government remains committed to its promise to decongest Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (Edsa) through the construction of various road and infrastructure projects that can serve as alternate routes for motorists. “We’re well underway in fulfilling the promise of our President at the beginning of his term,” Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary […]

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EXPLORE OTHER WAYS IN BUILDING SCHOOL BUILDINGS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging government to look into other ways of building classrooms and school buildings to avoid delays as he called on the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to revisit the computation for classroom requirements. “Let’s explore other modalities in constructing school buildings as the slow pace can’t keep up with the […]

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BUILD MALLS AWAY FROM HIGHWAYS, NATIONAL ROADS – GORDON

With the crippling traffic along EDSA and other roads in Metro Manila costing P3.5 billion a day in lost opportunities, Senator Dick Gordon has flared up against malls located along highways and roads that cause monstrous traffic jams. “Traffic in Metro Manila continues to get worse, now it cost about P3.5 billion a day. Other […]

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MMDA SLAPS FINE ON MRT-7 CONTRACTOR FOR CAUSING QC TRAFFIC – GARCIA

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has imposed a P25,000 fine against a contractor in the Metro Rail Transit Line-7 (MRT-7) project for causing a traffic gridlock along the Elliptical Road and North Avenue in Quezon City. The MMDA issued a notice of violation to EEI Corp. for failing to inform the agency that two […]

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AMEND LAW TO ATTRACT NEW INVESTMENTS IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian has filed a bill to remove investment restrictions in a 78-year-old law that prevents foreign contractors from bidding on locally-funded government public works projects. Gatchalian said that in filing Senate Bill No. 1907, he seeks to “provide a more level playing field and extend equal opportunities to eligible and qualified domestic and […]