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(UPDATE) Brace for Worse Traffic as Rockwell Bridge Nears 30-Month Closure

The new bridge to replace it will cost Php1.2B and won't be completed until 2020

UPDATE 2: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has reopened the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge last September 25, only a few days after it was closed to motorists on September 23. In a letter to the MMDA, the DPWH said that it ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 14, 2018 12:00:00
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(Look) Check Out the Specs of 2 China-Funded Bridges in Binondo and Makati

Financed by grant money from China, construction began this month and will last until 2020

In line with the Duterte administration’s aggressive thrust for the Build, Build, Build program, two public bridges funded by grants from the People’s Republic of China started construction this month.President Rodrigo R. Duterte, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 25, 2018 04:00:00
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(Look) Almost 90% Done, New Laguna Lake Highway Will Halve Taguig-Taytay Travel to Only 30 Minutes

A peek at southeastern Metro Manila's newest road project, which is scheduled for completion in December

Those travelling between the southern cities of Metro Manila and towns at the eastern borders of the metropolis can look forward to faster travel soon as an alternative highway to EDSA and C-5 Road is nearing completion.The Laguna Lake Highway, which aims ...

by Glen Concio  | July 06, 2018 08:00:00
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Batasan to Taguig in 35 Minutes? San Miguel to Begin Building C-6 Expressway in April 2018

The first phase of the Php31-billion expressway is expected to be completed by 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Transportation Toll Regulatory Board (DOTr - TRB) led the groundbreaking of the first phase of the Southeast Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME) today, January 8.“Ngayon, nagpupulong tayo para maisakatuparan ang pangarap ng ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 08, 2018 07:00:00
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Take a Peek: How the Common Station for MRT3, LRT1 and MRT7 Will Look Like

Construction of the project is scheduled to begin December 2017 and finish by April 2019

The DOTr released this image of the planned Common Station that will link the MRT3, LRT1 and the soon-to-be-constructed MRT7. It also shows the station's old location in 2009 and 2014  With the signing of the memorandum of agreement by the government and ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 18, 2017 02:00:00
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Aquino admin failed to fight corruption in 2016 ”" SWS business survey

The former president gets low anti-corruption marks, but satisfactory in promoting business

 A business survey that had rated the previous Aquino administration with high marks in the fight against corruption noted a drop in the past administration’s efforts this year.Businessmen who participated in the Social Weather Station‘s recent 2016 Survey of Enterprises on Corruption ...

by Joseph Nacino  | October 07, 2016 05:00:00
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Bottom line: Which agency should be building PH highways?

While global food prices are rising.

PrioritiesPublic Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar said that reorganizing his department is not a priority at the moment.Related: Mark Villar accepts DPWH chief offerThis is in response to incoming House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s remark that the highway construction component of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | July 11, 2016 08:00:00
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Kick start your day, May 18: Mark Villar accepts DPWH chief offer

The son of Manny and Cynthia Villar says he humbly accepts the offer of President-elect Duterte. Plus, Robinsons Retail buys 51% of The Generics Pharmacy.

All roads lead to Villars?Mark Villar, son of real estate magnate Manuel “Manny” Villar and incumbent Senahas accepted President-elect Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to be his public works and highways (DPWH) chief.Related: Duterte names members of incoming CabinetThe newly-reelected Las Piñas representative said ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 18, 2016 08:00:00
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