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MERS-COV DOH Advisory

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has joined the search for 260-plus passengers of Etihad Airways Flight No. EYO 424 who are being tracked down by the government to undergo testing for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus, or MERS-CoV.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH: Edsa reblocking not yet over

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Of the remaining 27,633 square meters of road space on Edsa targeted for repairs by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under a P230-million concrete reblocking program, private contractors finished working on 27,109-sq-m during Holy Week.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Total rehab of Quezon Bridge pushed

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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will push for the “total rehabilitation” of the fire-damaged Quezon Bridge in Manila after the reinforcement of its structure is completed.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA to blame for delay of Edsa reblocking – DPWH exec

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has only itself to blame for the delay in the P230-million concrete reblocking of portions of the 23-kilometer Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, or Edsa, the country’s busiest thoroughfare, according to a top official of the Department of Public Works and Highways.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DPWH to push for total rehabilitation of fire-damaged Quezon Bridge

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quiapo--manila

The Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) office in the National Capital Region (NCR) will push for the “total rehabilitation” of the fire-damaged Quezon Bridge in Quiapo, Manila after the reinforcement of its structure is completed, the DPWH-NCR head has told the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

$57-B mega plan to solve Metro’s mega woes

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Noting that Metro Manila’s traffic, infrastructure and housing problems can no longer be solved by the National Capital Region alone, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has come up with a “Dream Plan” for what it calls a “Greater Capital Region,” composed of the NCR and neighboring Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Busted valve delays water interruption

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File photo/Profimedia.com, UPPA News

Customers of Maynilad Water Services were spared from a dry Holy Week but may still face a supply cutoff in the next few days. Most households had stocked up on water, with a number of hardware stores reporting they had run out of big plastic water storage barrels as early as Wednesday afternoon.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

DPWH allots P1.2 trillion for PH roads

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Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

In the last two years of the administration, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will “prioritize rehabilitation over preventive maintenance” in the preservation of the country’s road network, which is valued at P1.2 trillion.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

DPWH to favor road rehab over preventive maintenance in next 2 years

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Workers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Department of Public Works and Highways will “prioritize rehabilitation over preventive maintenance” in the preservation of the country’s road network, which is valued at P1.2 trillion, in the last two years of the Aquino administration.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

After road reblocking, DPWH eyes major rehab of Edsa

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FILE PHOTO

After the P230 million concrete reblocking of Edsa which is expected to be completed this Holy Week, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) plans to push for the implementation of the much-delayed P3.74 billion major rehabilitation of the 23-kilometer thoroughfare, the busiest in Metro Manila.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

175 water tanks to distribute water to Metro, Cavite villages

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File photo/Profimedia.com, UPPA News

At least 175 water tankers will be deployed by Maynilad Water Services, volunteer firefighting groups and local government units to ration water to residents of about 800 villages in Metro Manila and neighboring Cavite province that will be affected by a massive water service interruption from Holy Wednesday to Black Saturday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Different kind of penitence: Fast for Earth

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Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez: Fast for Mother Earth

Climate Change Commissioner Heherson Alvarez has called for a “different kind of penitence” on Holy Week.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Maynilad to deploy water tanks in villages affected by water interruption

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Maynilad Water Services has so far secured 104 water tankers to conduct water rationing in about 800 barangays (villages) in Metro Manila and Cavite as the company urged its customers in these areas anew to start storing water for the duration of the water service interruptions from Holy Wednesday to Black Saturday.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

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