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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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50% OF ROAD SPACE MUST BE FOR PEOPLE – PANGILINAN

Senator Kiko Pangilinan strongly encouraged Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar to prioritize the construction of bike lanes and pedestrian lanes during the DPWH budget hearing at the Senate recently. Pangilinan said the pandemic showed the need to balance road space for private vehicles and public transport, pedestrians as well as […]

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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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NEA, DPWH MOVE TO RELOCATE ELECTRIC POLES

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) is working with the electric cooperatives (ECs) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to immediately address concerns raised regarding electric poles that were not moved following road-widening projects.   This was stressed on Wednesday (October 21) by NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong, who said that the agency would […]

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ZUBIRI TO DPWH: GET MORE LOCAL CONTRACTORS

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri took on a recent Senate hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) as an opportunity to secure Secretary Mark Villar’s support in filing a measure that will limit the participation of foreign firms in local projects, limiting them from competing with local […]

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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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PANGILINAN TO DPWH: HIRE MORE FILIPINO WORKERS

Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterated the need to prioritize Filipino skilled workers and professionals in the construction industry for foreign-funded projects of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). In a radio interview, Pangilinan called for the renegotiation of these contracts as the COVID-19 pandemic rendered major job cuts in the construction and manufacturing sectors. […]