DPWH completes P100-M road projects in 4 provinces  

ROAD projects worth P100.34 million in four provinces that improve farmers’ route to trading centers and access to tourism spots have recently been completed, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).   In separate press releases, DPWH said the roadworks are in Negros Occidental, Southern Leyte, Nueva Ecija, and Aklan.   The P34-million project […]

2 hurt in Lahug road accident

TWO people were hurt, one of them in critical condition, in a road accident on Salinas Drive, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City on Saturday, December 24, 2022. Police Senior Master Sergeant Edgardo Becoy of Mabolo Police Station 4 identified the victims as Razan Balodo, 42, from Barangay Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, and Karen May Napala, 34, who […]

NLEX Corp. keen on 1.2-km interconnection link 

NLEX Corp. is willing to build the 1.2-kilometer (km) link that is under the concession agreement between the government and San Miguel Corp. for the Metro Manila Skyway System. NLEX Corp. is the toll road operator and builder of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). It is a subsidiary of Metro Pacific […]

Japan to help improve Philippine mountain road safety

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said Wednesday that Japan will provide assistance in improving mountain road safety, particularly in the area of slope management. Japanese experts will also help the Philippines “enhance (its) capability to establish hazard maps for road disaster risk reduction and improve… road disaster information management,” the department said […]

DPWH signs tunnel engineering deal with Japanese ministry

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said on Wednesday that it signed a cooperation deal with Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism involving tunnel engineering and road infrastructure development. Public Works Secretary Manuel M. Bonoan said the deal will “open many opportunities for strategic partnership and collaboration to support current efforts of […]

Carvajal: Heroes as liberators

“Each and every one of us has been born into a given historical reality, ruled by particular norms and values, and managed by a unique economic and political system. We take this reality for granted, thinking it is natural, inevitable and immutable. We forget that our world was created by an accidental chain of events, […]

Seventh Belt and Road Summit draws to successful close

HONG KONG, Sep 2, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The seventh Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded yesterday (1 September). Continuing in the tradition of being a formal, substantial and high-quality event, the […]

Seventh Belt and Road Summit opens today

HONG KONG, Aug 31, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The seventh Belt and Road Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today (31 August). This year’s event lasts two days and runs in a hybrid physical and […]

7th Belt and Road Summit opens this month in hybrid format

HONG KONG, Aug 18, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the seventh Belt and Road Summit will take place on 31 August and 1 September (Wednesday and Thursday). Activities on the first day […]

Editorial: Fatal road rage

Motorcycle driver Roberto Estandarte’s life ended at 45 during his argument with the driver of a four-wheeled vehicle in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City. Their altercation on Monday night, Aug. 8, 2022 ended in violence when the four-wheeled vehicle driver drew his firearm and shot him, hitting him in the chest.Estandarte’s live-in partner was spared, and […]

Damaged road in Carcar lies on fault line

A PORTION of the road in Barangay Guadalupe, Carcar City in southern Cebu that sustained cracks due to several days of continuous rainfall last week lies along a fault line.Barangay Guadalupe Councilor Rey Anthony Lawas told SunStar Cebu Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 that they already requested the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to […]

Rhea Mae Gullas elected Assistant Majority Leader

NEOPHYTE legislator Rhea Mae Gullas has been elected Assistant Majority Leader of the 19th Congress, her husband, Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr., announced on his Facebook page Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.Cebu First District Rep. Rhea Gullas has filed nine bills in the House of Representatives since the 19th Congress opened last July 1.She […]

Contractor urged to complete drainage projects before Ironman

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has called out the private contractor in charge of drainage projects located in three barangays, urging it to complete their work before the Ironman 70.3 Philippines race on Aug. 7, 2022.Chan made the demand after expressing his disappointment that the drainage projects located in Barangays Mactan, Maribago and Agus […]

NIA opens P11.2-million service road for Bataan farmers

THE National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said it completed and opened for users a 1.3-kilometer service road project worth P11.2 million for farmers in Bagac, Bataan. The road serves an area of 57.31 hectares, benefiting 40 farmers of Saysain Farmers Irrigators Association (FIA) along with 20 families from a Gawad Kalinga village.  “From the muddy and […]