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DepEd welcomes MMDA proposal

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Education officials are willing to discuss the proposal of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) to shorten classes to four days a week in selected schools in Metro Manila that will be affected by heavy traffic because of upcoming road projects.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

MMDA asks DepEd: Try 4-day school week

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Imagine crawling your way through Edsa at only “1 to 9 kilometers per hour.”

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Motorists advised on 13 road projects till 2016

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P26B METRO SKYWAY  President Aquino (center) laughs as former President Fidel Ramos (second from left) and SMC president Ramon Ang share a joke during the launch of the Metro Manila Skyway project in Makati City on Wednesday. At left is Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson. Up to 13 road and mass transport projects in the capital are in the pipeline in the next two years, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Wednesday.  LYN RILLON

Motorists and commuters should brace themselves for continued heavy traffic on major routes till 2016, as up to 13 road and mass transport projects in the capital are in the pipeline in the next two years, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said on Wednesday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

3 village chiefs OK tree cutting in Cebu city

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STUDENTS tie a yellow ribbon around one of the century-old acacia trees of Barangay Perrelos in Carcar City, Cebu, during their “heritage caravan” held 
last week. LITO TECSON/CEBU DAILY NEWS

Three villages in Naga City, Cebu, have no objections to the cutting and earth-balling of trees to give way to a road widening project, said Isabelo R. Montejo, regional executive director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Central Visayas.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

100-yr-old trees to be road project casualties

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IMAGINE this road in Carcar City to be wider, but without these trees. TONEE DESPOJO/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The road-widening project from Naga City to Carcar City will soon proceed after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has given a permit to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to cut down 42 trees, including eight that are at least 100 years old.

Posted: October 8th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ex-village chief who exposed ghost road project in Samar killed

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Catbalogan City

The former barangay (village) chairman, who exposed a ghost project in Catbalogan City in Samar, was shot and killed by a lone assailant shortly before noon on Sunday.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

DAR approves 19 irrigation, road projects in land reform areas

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A bridge in Mindanao serves as a lifeline for impoverished upland farmers. ADB PHOTO

The Department of Agrarian Reform has approved P400 million in projects involving the construction of irrigation facilities and farm-to-market roads for agrarian reform communities nationwide, officials said on Friday.

Posted: September 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Samar road project starts; 3,000 trees to be cut

Malacañang has given the go-signal to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to uproot some 3,000 trees to clear the way for a multimillion-dollar program to build “world-class” roads on Samar Island.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Cancel road projects’

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Cebu City Rep. Tomas Osmeña yesterday  called on public works officials to “cancel” P300 million worth of road improvement projects in his south district.   “I will cancel all these projects and funding will go back to the national government. I will not realign,” he said, irked by Mayor Michael Rama’s criticism about lack of [...]

Posted: August 9th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama is requiring traffic plans first before any road project by the Department of Public Works and Highways is allowed to start in the city.

Posted: July 26th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Tanjay wins good housekeeping award, bares fiesta activities

THE Tanjay City government is set to construct road concreting and farm-to-market roads in its barangays.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Brgy. Luz residents okay road widening

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They are willing to sacrifice in order to rebuild their homes.”

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The missing Cebu City circumferential road

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Due to its physical configuration, the spatial development of Metro Cebu is linear in form that goes north and south from Cebu City’s central business district (CBD). For so long, one could only travel from Cebu City to the north or south through the old national highway that connects all the cities and towns in Metro Cebu. Now one can go to the north by crossing the new Cansaga Bridge in Mandaue City and following the Tayud provincial road that goes through Consolacion and ends in Liloan. To the south, there is already the familiar South Coastal Road (SCR), which passes through the South Road Properties (SRP). The SCR starts at the area near Pier I in Cebu City, follows the eastern line of the SRP, enters Talisay City and ends at the point when it merges with the old highway to the south in Lawaan, Talisay.

Posted: March 30th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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