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DPWH: ‘Mario’ damaged P273M worth of roads, bridges

Fallen Trees in Ilocos Norte due to strong winds as tropical storm "Mario" slammed the entire province on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Joemar Tolentino

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Monday that the partial damage on roads, bridges, and flood control facilities in areas hit by tropical storm “Mario” (international name: Fung-Wong) amounted to P273.14 million.

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

DPWH: Sorry, floods to recur till all 100 projects finished

Commuters make their way through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains spawned by tropical storm Fung-Wong (local name Mario) flooded Manila and most parts of the metropolis Friday, Sept 19, 2014 in the Philippines.  AP

The flash floods that shut down Metropolitan Manila and nearby provinces on Friday will keep recurring until the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) can finish clearing the waterways, upgrading the pumping stations and unclogging the roadside drains in the National Capital Region, the government said.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sunken ferry jointly owned by DOTC, DPWH

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
A Philippine Air Force helicopter lands at Lipata Port after surveyingthe area off Surigao-Leyte channel where MV Maharlika 2 capsized.

A sister ferry of the ill-fated MV Maharlika 2 has been barred from sailing, raising questions about the seaworthiness of the government-operated fleet.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

MMDA: Road repairs in Pasig, Quezon City Aug. 22-25


Motorists are advised to take alternate routes starting Friday as some major roads will undergo three-day repair in Pasig and Quezon City.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »