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DPWH claims 5-minute Cubao to Makati drive 'possible' by December

Aug 07, 2019 - 3:00 PM

A 'combination' of road and transportation projects is expected to ease congestion in Metro Manila, making the short drive possible, says the government

CHOKEPOINT. Bumper to bumper traffic is seen along EDSA near Cubao, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

C5 South Link flyover from Taguig to Merville opens July 23

Jul 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The Cavitex C5 Link Flyover is a 2.2-kilometer portion of the C5 South Link project

Skyway Stage 3's Buendia-Paco segment partially opens

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:20 PM

The exit is via the Plaza Dilao Ramp

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea lead the partial opening of the a 3.76-kilometer section of the Skyway Stage 3 Section 1 from Buendia, Makati to Plaza Dilao, Manila exit om July 22, 2019. PHOTO BY INOUE JAENA / RAPPLER

Philippines, Japan sign $202-million loan deal for Mindanao roads

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Among the roads to be reconstructed and improved are those damaged in war-torn Marawi City, where delays have plagued the rehabilitation

SIGNED. Philippine Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Japan International Cooperation Agency senior vice president Yasushi Tanaka after signing the $202.04-million loan deal in Mindanao. Photo from Department of Finance

LOOK: P459-million Pigalo Bridge opens in Isabela

Jun 06, 2019 - 3:40 PM

The Pigalo Bridge crosses the Cagayan River and serves as a 'vital link' between the municipalities of Angadanan and San Guillermo in Isabela

Water interruptions hit QC earlier than scheduled as pipeline gets damaged

May 23, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Manila Water initially scheduled service interruptions from Friday to Saturday, May 24 to 25, but a DPWH contractor damaged a pipeline, causing the supply to be cut off starting Thursday, May 23


DPWH: Roads, bridges damaged by Luzon earthquake now open

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Meanwhile, at least 3 school buildings are recommended for immediate structural evaluation

OPEN. The Consuelo Bridge in Floridablanca, Pampanga is open to the public starting April 24, 2019. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

DPWH: Pampanga road, bridge closed to traffic over earthquake damage

Apr 23, 2019 - 2:15 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says no damage was reported in national roads and bridges, and other infrastructure facilities in Mimaropa and Region 1

DAMAGED. DPWH officials lef by Public Wrks Secretary Mark Villar inspects the approach to the Floridablanca-Consuelo Bridge which sustained damaged after the strong earthquake in parts of Luzon on April 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of DPWH

DPWH to order inspection of Chuzon grocery stores after Luzon earthquake

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:47 AM

In Guagua, the municipal engineer temporarily suspends the operations of the Chuzon Supermarket branch there, following the collapse of the Porac branch

COLLAPSED. Rescue teams bore a hole on the collapsed 4-storey Chuzon Supermarket in a bid to locate trapped victims inside the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

New Valenzuela pumping stations to ease floods, says DPWH

Apr 07, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways opens two pumping stations in the barangays of Wawang Pulo and Coloong in Valenzuela City

DPWH opens 2 new pumping stations to address flooding in Valenzuela. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

C5 South Link segment 87% done, to open mid-June 2019

Apr 03, 2019 - 7:40 PM

The first phase of the C5 South Link project will stretch from C5 Road to Merville in Parañaque City

NEARLY DONE. Public Works Secretary Mark Villar inspects the C5 South Link segment 3A-1 in Taguig City. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

LOOK: Candidates' illegal campaign posters taken down

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Government workers from the DPWH, MMDA, PNP, and Comelec take down the illegal campaign materials to prevent danger to lives and properties

ILLEGAL TARPAULINS. Campaign paraphernalia of former presidential assistant and now senatorial candidate Bong Go are dismantled by a team from the Comelec, the PNP, and MMDA on February 28, 2019. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Sandiganbayan sends former DPWH exec to Bilibid

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:05 PM

The anti-graft court says it cannot grant the request of former DPWH Bicol regional director Eleno Colinares Jr to be confined in a hospital for cancer treatment

BILIBID. This file photo shows the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

LOOK: Philippines gets first protected bike lane along national highway

Feb 07, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Bikers along Laguna Lake Highway now enjoy a separate lane from motor vehicles, protected by a planting strip

PROTECTED. Bikers have a separate lane from motor vehicles. Photo from DPWH

DPWH starts construction of new NLEX interchange near Philippine arena

Feb 01, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The first phase of the Ciudad de Victoria interchange is set to be completed by October, ahead of the opening of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

GROUNDBREAKING. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar leads the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ciudad de Victoria interchange near Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Bicam agrees to remove funds for dredging projects in 2019 budget

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon says dredging projects by private contractors 'are the biggest sources of corruption, and the preferred insertions in the budget by legislators'

BICAM. Lawmakers part of the bicameral conference committee on the 2019 budget meet on January 28, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Gov't to deploy modern tech, boat skimmers for Manila Bay rehab

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

The government is banking on volunteers and modern technology to clean Manila Bay

Baguio seeks geotechnical probe into Mines View Park cracks

Jan 21, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'The conduct of a thorough study on the soil condition of Mines View Park is highly required at the soonest possible time,' a city council resolution reads

MINES VIEW PARK. The Baguio City council has asked concerned local government agencies to look into Mines View Park cracks. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Unemployment to rise if P75B removed from DPWH budget – Diokno

Jan 15, 2019 - 6:11 PM

'It will increase poverty. Those who cannot find jobs will get poor,' says Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno of the removal of P75-billion 'insertion in the public works budget

LESS JOBS. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno says removing the P75-billion budget in DPWH funds can affect employment. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Senate seeks to restore DOH budget with DPWH, DILG 'insertions'

Jan 15, 2019 - 5:27 PM

Senators agree to add some P24.4 billion to the health department's budget to fund programs for health facilities and health workers

MORE FUNDS. Senator Franklin Drilon proposes to restore about P24.4 billion in the DOH's 2019 proposed budget. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate seeks to delete P75B in DPWH's 2019 budget

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways agrees with Senator Panfilo Lacson's proposal

Delayed 2019 budget stalls Batangas road project

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu calls on Congress to immediately pass the proposed P3.757-trillion budget for 2019

BUDGET ISSUE. Deputy Speaker Raneo Abu hopes the 2019 budget will be passed soon. Photo from Abu's Facebook page

Andaya tags Diokno in alleged flood scam 'conspiracy'

Jan 06, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno denies the 'imagined schemes' linked to him by House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr

CONSPIRACY? House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr in a heated exchange with DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno during the question hour at the House on December 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House panel summons contractor, DPWH officials to Sorsogon infra projects probe

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:49 PM

The owner of CT Leoncio Construction and several public works officials in Bicol Region are among those summoned to a House rules committee hearing on Thursday, January 3

SUBPOENAS ISSUED. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr says the rules committee has summoned personalities for a probe into alleged anomalies in infrastructure projects in Sorsogon. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Road Board not abolished

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:31 PM

'I agree with the others and the senators that it is time to abolish it and return that function to the Department of Public Works and Highways,' President Rodrigo Duterte says

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Cabinet Member's Christmas Party at the Malacañan Palace on December 14, 2018. Malacañang Photo

Mark Villar says P75 billion in DPWH budget not 'insertion'

Dec 18, 2018 - 5:57 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says the department welcomes any information on alleged irregularities involving contractor CT Leoncio Construction and Trading

NO INSERTIONS. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar denies allegations of insertions in their proposed P555.7-billion 2019 budget. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Cavitex southbound flyover now open to motorists

Dec 18, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways says the new flyover would ease traffic as motorists can skip the stoplight at the corner of Pacific Avenue in Parañaque City

OPEN. The southbound flyover along Cavite Expressway near Pacific Avenue is now open. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Andaya grills Diokno over P75-B ‘insertion’ in DPWH budget for 2019

Dec 11, 2018 - 11:18 PM

DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno argues the P75 billion is aboveboard, as its addition to the DPWH funds in 2019 is part of the legal budgeting process

THE GRILLING. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya (top, in white) gestures as he questions Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno on December 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig now open

Nov 15, 2018 - 2:35 PM

The highway, which cost P1.28 billion to build, also features a 3-meter-wide bicycle lane

DPWH inaugurates pedestrian and biker-friendly Laguna Lake Highway in Taguig City November 15 2018. Photo from DPWH

Retrieval operations in DPWH building in Mountain Province terminated

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:53 PM

After three days of fruitless dig-and-search operations, the retrieval team decides to terminate its work

Rescue operations now on going at Brgy Banawel, Natonin. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

2 more bodies retrieved from DPWH building identified

Nov 05, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Rains the past two days hamper retrieval operations in buried DPWH building in Mountain Province

Rescue operations now on going at Brgy Banawel, Natonin. Photo from the Department of Public Works and Highways

At least 12 bodies recovered from buried DPWH building

Nov 03, 2018 - 2:18 PM

More bodies are recovered at the landslide site in Natonin, Mountain Province, on Friday, November 2, bringing the total to 12

RETRIEVAL OPERATIONS. The second day of retrieval operations in Sitio Ha'rang, Banawel, Natonin, Mountain Province. Photo courtesy of the Natonin Municipal Police Station

3 more bodies recovered from DPWH Bldg in Mountain Province

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:03 PM

Twenty remain unaccounted for, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office

RETRIEVAL. Rescuers say 20 more persons are unaccounted for in a landslide that buried the DPWH building in Natonin, Mountain Province, on the second day of retrieval operation on November 1, 2018. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Supreme Court warns officials: ‘Good faith’ not always a valid excuse

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:37 PM

The good faith doctrine is ‘inapplicable in a situation where there are circumstances that should have prompted the government officials to make further inquiries,’ says the High Court

GOOD FAITH DOCTRINE. The Supreme Court says good faith doctrine does not always apply in corruption cases. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

8 bodies recovered from DPWH building buried in landslide

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Mountain Province disaster risk reduction and management office says rescue operations would be tedious because the area had become isolated due to road cuts and landslides

BODY RECOVERY. Photo by DPWH MP SDEO

DPWH: Boracay Circumferential Road to fully open by December 2018

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:18 PM

When Boracay reopens on October 26, one lane along the 2.66-kilometer road from Cagban Port to Hue Hotel will already be passable

UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Inside roads in Boracay Island is still under construction, days away from the reopening. Photo from Net Sacapano

DPWH finally acquires right of way for NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10

Oct 19, 2018 - 4:40 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10 will 'hopefully be completed in time for the Christmas rush'

FINALLY COMPLETE. The Department of Public Works and Highways delivered the complete right-of-way acquisition for the NLEX Harbor Link Segment 10. Photo from DPWH Secretary Mark Villar's Facebook page

Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge reopened, reconstruction reset

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:17 PM

Bowing to public clamor, the Department of Public Works and Highways reopens the 'Rockwell bridge'

REOPENED. The Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was reopened to the public on September 25, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Fariñas, Alvarez deny ‘parking’ money for lawmakers in 2019 budget

Sep 20, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The denial comes after House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez tells reporters about an alleged 'parking' scheme in the proposed 2019 budget for favored lawmakers

NO 'PARKING'. Former House majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas  makes a pledge during the assembly of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan on August 2, 2018. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Nograles praises House realignment of P51 billion in DPWH funds

Sep 19, 2018 - 3:45 PM

House committee on appropriations chairperson Karlo Nograles makes the statement even if the committee of the whole – which realigned the funds – was convened to overrule the panel he chairs

BUDGET ISSUE. Davao City 1st District Representative Karlo Nograles chairs the House committee on appropriations. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Lawmakers realign P51 billion in DPWH funds to other agencies

Sep 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) Part of the P51 billion is realigned to other items under the Department of Public Works and Highways, but ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio questions these as 'lump sums with no details'

BUDGET TALKS. The House of Representatives convenes into a committee of the whole, which approved the reallocations from the DPWH budget in 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MMDA: Bridge repairs in Metro Manila starting September 15

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:25 PM

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority warns motorists of heavier traffic, and cautions them against illegal parking on alternate roads

CLOSED. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia says several bridges and a flyover in Metro Manila will be closed for repairs. File photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DPWH resumes repairs along EDSA, C5 on September 8 - 9

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:05 PM

Portions of EDSA, C5, Batasan Road, and Lacson Avenue will be closed for road repairs starting September 7, 11 pm

REPAIR. DPWH to repair southbound portions of EDSA this weekend. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Lacson eyes removal of P16 billion from DPWH right-of-way budget

Sep 03, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the amount could be used as pork barrel, which the Supreme Court has declared as unconstitutional

The Senate conducts a hearing on SAF allowances on May 22, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

House, DBM agree to restore budget cuts in education, health, infra in 2019

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:11 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says they are also eyeing a P140-billion supplemental budget for Bangsamoro Law and the Supreme Court ruling on the Internal Revenue Allotment

BUDGET AGREEMENT. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya calls for a press conference on August 28, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Anarchy of billboards in Metro Manila

Aug 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM

They are big, bright, and not very pretty. Billboards reign supreme with a new king on the rise: LEDs.

ADVERTISING. Billboards are a common sight along EDSA. Shutterstock file photo

Fewer anti-flood projects under cash-based 2019 budget

Aug 13, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Public Works and Highways' proposed budget for 2019 is about P93 billion lower than this year's budget, leading to a possible decrease in infrastructure projects

Residents wade through chest-deep flood at Veterans Village in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 11, 2018, as heavy downpour pounds Metro Manila brought by Southwest monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm Karding that cause floods and stranded passengers in Metropolis. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

DPWH on cash-based 2019 budget: ‘Challenging, but we will adjust’

Aug 09, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Three lawmakers are concerned because cash-based budgeting system has removed P93 billion from the DPWH's proposed budget

CASH-BASED BUDGET ISSUES. DPWH Secretary Mark Villar defends his department's proposed budget for 2019 before the House committee on appropriations. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Proposed road network projects in Bulacan

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:56 PM

The proposed road network projects in Bulacan are seen to help boost the economy of Central Luzon

PROJECTS. NLEX and DPWH expands their road network plans. Image from NLEX

DPWH blames contractors, slow permit application for infra delays

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:29 PM

Public Works Secretary Mark Villar says they will suspend 43 contractors involved in more than 400 projects due to delays in implementation. This means DPWH has to bid the projects again.

INSPECTION. Secretary Mark Villar inspects the construction site of Pantaleon-Estrella Bridge and Binondo-Intramuros Bridge on July 11, 2018. Photo from Mark Villar's Facebook page