On Tuesday, the chairperson of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority missed a Senate investigation into the provincial bus ban of his agency, which last week caused gridlocks on EDSA. Instead of attending a memorandum of contract signing which could not be delayed, MMDA chairman Danilo Lim said the general manager of his agency, Jojo Garcia. Sen. Grace Poe, who led the investigation as Chair of the Public Services
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will support and obey President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to reclaim highways used by private organizations. The NCRPO is committed to supporting the President’s directive to reclaim government land from unscrupulous individuals who have privatized these lands for their own use. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said previously that Metro Manila mayors have 45 days to clear government highways of obstructions.
A Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said Thursday that Metro Manila mayors will be granted two months or 60 days to clear government highways in the respective fields of any obstruction. DILG Under-Secretary for Operations Epimaco Densing said the department is presently preparing a circular memorandum for this order. They expect the circular memorandum to be out next week. Densing stated after a conference with Metro
A part of Skyway Stage 3 was partly launched on Monday, July 22 from Buendia in Makati City to Paco in Manila. The section of Buendia-Paco is 3.7 kilometers away, with the exit via the Plaza Dilao Ramp. One northbound lane and one southbound lane were opened out of a total of 6 lanes. Secretary for Public Works and Highways Mark Villar said this would ease traffic congestion in Buendia.
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) stated that the government’s BGC-Ortigas Center Link Road Project will “do wonders to help decongest traffic in Metro Manila.” The structure is believed to cost P1.6 billion to build, and will span a total of 961 meters. This is good news to those who constantly travel to and from the Ortigas Business District in Pasig and Bonifacio Global City as they might soon
During a dredging operation in Manila Bay on Saturday, a vintage bomb was recovered by authorities after it was dug up near the beaches of the US Embassy. The vintage bomb was dug up along Baywalk near the United States embassy in Ermita, Manila Saturday morning, according to the Manila Police District Explosive Ordnance Disposal. The vintage bomb was reported to the bomb disposal unit by the Department of Public
More than 6,000 kilometers of roads in the country have been made and then rehabilitated over the last two years, a milestone that the Philippines has never seen in longer time, Public Works and then Highways Secretary Mark Villar said Wednesday.Since July 2016 when the Build, Build, Build program started , an overall total of 6,157 kilometers of roads have been constructed, widened, upgraded, and then rehabilitated while a total