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Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

These 4 Big road projects will add traffic congestion in Metro Manila

Study shows that for a mega-city comparable to Metro Manila, 25 percent of the total land area should be allotted for roads which should be 8,000 kilometers. But based on Metro Manila Development Authority’s records, the National Capital Region has only 5,000 kilometers of road network, way far from the […]

PH set to sign P89-B loan deal with Japan on North-South rail project

The Philippines is set to sign next month an P89-billion loan agreement with Japanese government to partially finance the North-South commuter rail project (NSCRP) meant to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. “The loan agreement for the project will be signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the […]

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]

DPWH begins construction of P240-M Legazpi boulevard extension, wall

The presence of earth movers, heavy engineering equipments, signals the start of construction of the Legazpi boulevard extension along the northern coastline of the city that will serve also as a sea wall. The P240 million project of the national government is under the auspices of the Department of Public […]

Closure of San Jose bridge in Pili will cause traffic bottleneck for motorists

PILI, Cam Sur, May 11 — Motorists passing the Maharlika Highway, more particularly those that will traverse the San Jose bridge in capital town Pili will have to use alternative routes beginning May 15. The bridge will be sugjected to total closure to vehicular traffic for one month during its […]

Typhoon Chedeng enters Philippine Area of Responsibility

MANILA, April 2 — Typhoon Chedeng (international name Mayzak) has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the third tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz Ignacio said as of 6 a.m. the […]

DPWH implements one-way traffic scheme at Kennon road

MANILA, March 30 — For travellers going to Baguio city this Holy Week, got to read this. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to implement an experimental one-way traffic scheme at Kennon Road from Holy Tuesday to Good Friday. According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, the […]

P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway extension project briefing held

TIAONG, Quezon, March 24 — The briefing on the P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) extension project was held here with President Benigno S. Aquino, III in attendance. The 58-kilometer project will link Sto. Tomas, Batangas all the way to Lucena, Quezon. The four-lane project, which was mandated under […]

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 — The strong concerned citizen support and clamor for tree conservation, many over hundred years old, in highways prevail in Bicol road widening projects. The Department of Public Works and Highways here now follows the “tree […]

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction MANILA, Feb. 16 – The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) will start in April the construction of another major infrastructure project aimed at easing the flow of traffic in Metro Manila. Commuters are aware that once the […]

ARMM spending package for 2015 tops P24-B

PASAY CITY, Nov 29 — The Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is getting a bigger spending package envisioned to respond to the needs of the community and push the much-needed development in the region, according to Senator Francis Escudero. An increase of 24-percent to P24 billion has been allotted […]

DPWH sacks Bicol district engineers again

The Department of Public Works and Highways sacked two district engineers and two assistant district engineers in Bicol. Ordered relieved by Secretary Rogelio Singson are Masbate 2nd district engineer Edgar M. Curativo, Albay 1st district engineer Teodoro Castillo, Catanduanes District Engineering Office assistant district engineer Gil Balmadrid and assistant district […]

DBM’s Abad wants more money thru P23-B supplemental budget

MANILA, Nov 20 — The Department of Budget and Management wants more money for its disposal. The agency is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget. Its main reason: to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 […]

651 trees on Naga City main thoroughfare presents road block to proposed widening

651 trees on Naga City main thoroughfare presents road block to proposed widening The Department of Public Works and Highways in Bicol has lined up a road widening project which will pass by the city of Naga encompassing the national road that traverses the barangays of Concepcion Pequeña, Concepcion Grande, […]

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ARMM spending package for 2015 tops P24-B

PASAY CITY, Nov 29 — The Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) is getting a bigger spending package envisioned to respond to the needs of the community and push the much-needed development in the region, according to Senator Francis Escudero. An increase of 24-percent to P24 billion has been allotted […]

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DPWH sacks Bicol district engineers again

The Department of Public Works and Highways sacked two district engineers and two assistant district engineers in Bicol. Ordered relieved by Secretary Rogelio Singson are Masbate 2nd district engineer Edgar M. Curativo, Albay 1st district engineer Teodoro Castillo, Catanduanes District Engineering Office assistant district engineer Gil Balmadrid and assistant district […]

DBM’s Abad wants more money thru P23-B supplemental budget

MANILA, Nov 20 — The Department of Budget and Management wants more money for its disposal. The agency is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget. Its main reason: to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 […]

These 4 Big road projects will add traffic congestion in Metro Manila

Study shows that for a mega-city comparable to Metro Manila, 25 percent of the total land area should be allotted for roads which should be 8,000 kilometers. But based on Metro Manila Development Authority’s records, the National Capital Region has only 5,000 kilometers of road network, way far from the […]

Camalig town in Bicol wants to build an international convention center

Imagine this. A handsome building rising on Quituinan Hill fronting the majestic Mount Mayon would be a sight to behold. That prospect emboldens the municipal council committee on infrastructure of Camalig in Albay coming forward with the plan. They proposed to build a P3.5 billion Bicol International Convention Center located […]

DPWH begins construction of P240-M Legazpi boulevard extension, wall

The presence of earth movers, heavy engineering equipments, signals the start of construction of the Legazpi boulevard extension along the northern coastline of the city that will serve also as a sea wall. The P240 million project of the national government is under the auspices of the Department of Public […]

PH set to sign P89-B loan deal with Japan on North-South rail project

The Philippines is set to sign next month an P89-billion loan agreement with Japanese government to partially finance the North-South commuter rail project (NSCRP) meant to ease traffic congestion in Metro Manila. “The loan agreement for the project will be signed during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the […]

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]

DPWH implements one-way traffic scheme at Kennon road

MANILA, March 30 — For travellers going to Baguio city this Holy Week, got to read this. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to implement an experimental one-way traffic scheme at Kennon Road from Holy Tuesday to Good Friday. According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, the […]

P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway extension project briefing held

TIAONG, Quezon, March 24 — The briefing on the P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) extension project was held here with President Benigno S. Aquino, III in attendance. The 58-kilometer project will link Sto. Tomas, Batangas all the way to Lucena, Quezon. The four-lane project, which was mandated under […]

Typhoon Chedeng enters Philippine Area of Responsibility

MANILA, April 2 — Typhoon Chedeng (international name Mayzak) has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the third tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz Ignacio said as of 6 a.m. the […]

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction

Metro road projects to ease traffic will cause gridlocks during construction MANILA, Feb. 16 – The Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) will start in April the construction of another major infrastructure project aimed at easing the flow of traffic in Metro Manila. Commuters are aware that once the […]

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol

Saving hundred-year old trees prevail on highway projects in Bicol LEGAZPI CITY, Feb. 17 — The strong concerned citizen support and clamor for tree conservation, many over hundred years old, in highways prevail in Bicol road widening projects. The Department of Public Works and Highways here now follows the “tree […]

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P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway extension project briefing held

TIAONG, Quezon, March 24 — The briefing on the P13.1-billion Southern Luzon Expressway-Toll Road 4 (SLEX-TR4) extension project was held here with President Benigno S. Aquino, III in attendance. The 58-kilometer project will link Sto. Tomas, Batangas all the way to Lucena, Quezon. The four-lane project, which was mandated under […]

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DPWH implements one-way traffic scheme at Kennon road

MANILA, March 30 — For travellers going to Baguio city this Holy Week, got to read this. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to implement an experimental one-way traffic scheme at Kennon Road from Holy Tuesday to Good Friday. According to DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson, the […]

Typhoon Chedeng enters Philippine Area of Responsibility

MANILA, April 2 — Typhoon Chedeng (international name Mayzak) has already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the third tropical cyclone to affect the country this year, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz Ignacio said as of 6 a.m. the […]

DBM’s Abad wants more money thru P23-B supplemental budget

MANILA, Nov 20 — The Department of Budget and Management wants more money for its disposal. The agency is pushing for a P23-billion supplemental budget. Its main reason: to ensure sufficient funding support for crucial development initiatives, including various infrastructure projects for post-Yolanda rehabilitation and government preparations for the 2015 […]

DPWH begins construction of P240-M Legazpi boulevard extension, wall

The presence of earth movers, heavy engineering equipments, signals the start of construction of the Legazpi boulevard extension along the northern coastline of the city that will serve also as a sea wall. The P240 million project of the national government is under the auspices of the Department of Public […]

DPWH sacks Bicol district engineers again

The Department of Public Works and Highways sacked two district engineers and two assistant district engineers in Bicol. Ordered relieved by Secretary Rogelio Singson are Masbate 2nd district engineer Edgar M. Curativo, Albay 1st district engineer Teodoro Castillo, Catanduanes District Engineering Office assistant district engineer Gil Balmadrid and assistant district […]

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives

P3.002-Trillion 2016 budget gets nod from House of Representatives The House of Representatives on Friday approved on third and final reading the proposed P3.002 trillion national budget for 2016. The approval was made possible after Malacañang certified the measure as urgent. House Bill 6132, or the General Appropriations Bill of […]