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  • 22 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dagupan City Mayor Belen Fernandez today expressed optimism that the ongoing dredging of shallow rivers with the use of three dredging machines loaned by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will not only ease flooding but will boost the production of milkfish, which is Dagupan’s number one agricultural product. Fernandez said that a […]

  • 20 September 2012

    The Department of Budget and Management has approved the release of P3.8 billion to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to fund nationwide tourism road projects and infrastructure initiatives in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and to fulfill the department’s contractual obligations for completed projects. Of the said amount, P2.37 billion […]

  • 2 August 2018
    Business & Finance

    Nine flood control structures with a total funding of $3.2 million will be completed this month, the provincial chief of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office reports. Southern Leyte District Engineering Office (SLDEO) chief Ma. Margarita Junia said that they have been expediting the construction of embankments along riverbanks and coastlines in […]

  • 10 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Senator Joel Villanueva is currently working on a project to solve the decades-long flood problem of the province of Bulacan. Last Saturday, he led dredging operations in Bocaue River during the commissioning and inauguration of a new amphibious excavator to the municipality of Bocaue that will be used for dredging and rehabilitating Bocaue River. Bulacan has […]

  • 7 February 2011

    The clean-up and rehabilitation initiatives of the Mabilog administration for the Iloilo river got abig boost when Senator Franklin M. Drilon requested the Department of Public Works andHighways (DPWH) to deploy dredging equipment to reduce the siltation of this waterway. Drilon saw for himself the improvements on the Iloilo River after an early morning brisk […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) targets to reduce the damage brought by perennial flooding in southern Pampanga through the implementation of the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (IDRR-CCA) Measures in Low Lying Areas of Pampanga Bay Project. A total of eight deteriorated sluice gates are set to be repaired and […]

  • 9 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the rehabilitation of a mega flood-control structure that is seen to boost agricultural productivity of Leyte farmers especially during rainy season. Agricultural lands, particularly those from Baybay City, are now protected against flood damages, with the completion of the rehabilitation and improvement of Dungcaan River […]

  • 15 March 2013

    “The Regional Development Council is the highest policy-making in the region. We are not here just to present our budget but we are here to contribute to the regional development.” This was the gist of the message of Regional Director Teresita Socorro C. Ramos of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)-9 during the 143rd Regional […]

  • 4 June 2012

    The Philippine Star reports that President Aquino said that he would study a proposal from Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) secretary Rogelio Singson to create a body to manage all natural water resources in the Philippines. “I have always believed that my job as Chief Executive requires the efficient allocation of resources. After […]

  • 9 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) held a ground breaking ceremony today for a multi-billion flood-mitigation project that will cover five low-lying municipalities in Pampanga. This $80 million scheme, dubbed as the Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (IDRR-CCA), “is the realization of department’s target outputs to build disaster resilient structures […]

  • 11 February 2013

    Dredging of the Pantal River, one of seven water streams that traverses the city, will begin this month to ease flooding in the downtown area during the rainy season. Decades of siltation has caused the river bed of Pantal to become shallow, which contributes to flooding on rainy days. DPWH District Engr.Rodolfo Dion said that […]

  • 30 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    The Philippines Bicameral Conference Committee, working on the disagreeing provisions of the 2019 General Appropriations Bill, has adopted the motion of Senator Panfilo Lacson to scrap the budget for dredging activities. In an unprecedented move, this year’s national budget has zero budget for dredging activities, which Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon, described as “a […]

  • 6 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging of the shallow rivers in Dagupan will take more than one year using three dredging machines loaned to the city by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). City Engineer Virginia Rosario, in a press conference called Monday night by Mayor Belen Fernandez, said more than 250,000 cubic meters of silt are set […]

  • 7 March 2011

    In a bid to safeguard life, health, property, and public welfare consistent with the principles of environmental management and control… By Vency D. Bulayungan (pia) [mappress] Source: pia, March 7, 2011  

  • 25 July 2018
    Business & Finance

    The Secretary of Public Works and Highways of the Philippines (DPWH), Mark Villar, today ordered the de-silting and clearing of the Pampanga River and improvement of its water-catching capacity. According to the latest Philippine News Agency’s (PNA) announcement, Mr. Villar visited the province to inspect the Mexico spillway and assess the effectiveness of the structure in the […]

  • 30 May 2012

    Michael Rama, the Cebu City Mayor, is encouraging barangays to enlist volunteers to clean waterways and to be vigilant against flashfloods. Alvin Santillana, the head of City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council said: „The dredging of clogged creeks and esteros, and clearing of illegal structures is a temporary solution.“ According to, Mayor Rama reminded […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    The concerned groups and individuals said there should have been transparency in the controversial P50-million Yawa River dredging project implementation in line with the “Matuwid na daan” policy of President Benigno S. Aquino III. Incidentally, dredging projects have been selectively banned in the Bicol Region because of their highly scandalous implementation in the past, which […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    Central Luzon legislators and local officials on Friday thrown their support to an $1 million flood mitigation project which seeks to curb flooding in Pampanga and Bulacan, reports the Philippine News Agency (PNA). The meeting was presided by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, upon receiving information that the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set […]

  • 16 August 2012

    During a meeting with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Rogelio Singson, and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Francis Tolentino, the Metro Manila mayors were given the marching orders to clear the waterways in the city. According to, this order […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The local government has readied a massive flood control mechanism so as not to have a repeat of the worst floods that it experienced the past two successive years, the Balanga City mayor announced Monday. Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III admitted it would be a gigantic undertaking but it could be made possible if the […]

  • 19 March 2012

    The Department of Public Works and Highways have already submitted a proposal on the dredging of the Marilao-Meycauayan-Obanso River System (MMORS). DPWH-Region III director Antonio Molano, Jr. said that they have already submitted a P1.9-billion proposal to dredge the MMORS which would span about 43 kilometers and on a 30-km dike improvement to aid the […]

  • 30 November 2010

    Dredging operations switched to high gear as the local public works and highways personnel take advantage of the sunny weather in Irosin … By Jenny Reyes (abs-cbnnews) [mappress] Source: abs-cbnnews, November 30, 2010;

  • 21 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Cebu City Government has asked the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 7 on the status of some P1.15 billion worth of projects that it was supposed to have implemented last year. Engr. Oscar Abordo, Cebu City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) project evaluation officer, said some of these projects have already started, […]

  • 31 July 2012

    The Manila Times reports that Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero wants private sector to help solve the worsening flood problem in Metro Manila and other parts of the country. He said the government and the private sector should get their acts together to solve the perennial flood problem. “The task of solving the flood problem cannot […]

  • 24 January 2013

    The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Baguio District Engineering Office assured the public that the road renovation project along Session Road will be done in time for the Baguio Flower Festival next month. Baguio City Engineer Ireneo Gallato, in a kapihan forum  last week, assured that even if there is a 60-day contract […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    With the approaching rainy season, Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado urged concerned government agencies today to fast track the repair and rehabilitation of Bustos dam as well as the dredging of major rivers in Bulacan. Alvarado said that the Philippines’ Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has already started dredging the heavily silted river of the Labangan […]