DOTr begins construction of Tutuban-Marilao station as part of PNR’s Manila to Clark Project
by UNTV News | Posted on Sunday, January 7th, 2018
MANILA, Philippines — Officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and local government officials of Bulacan led the groundbreaking ceremony for the start of the construction of the first phase of the Philippine National Railways (PNR) Clark project.
The first phase of the project covers the installation of new rails and construction of new stations from Tutuban in Manila to Malolos in Bulacan.
It will be 38 kilometers in length with its station located at Socorro, Marilao Bulacan.
The Tutuban to Marilao PNR station is the first phase of the Manila to Clark Railway Project the government targets to finish by the year 2022.
The DOTr said that the current 2-hour travel from Tutuban Manila to Bulacan will be shortened to 35 minutes once construction on the first phase of the Manila to Clark PNR project is completed.
DOTr explained that phase one which covers Tutuban up to Malolos will be operational by 2021 while phase 2 which covers Clark International Airport and new Clark City will be operational by 2022.
Based on the estimates of the transportation department, the PNR Manila to Clark project can accommodate up to more than 300,000 passengers.
Also present at the ground-breaking ceremony were Senators Joel Villanueva and Joseph Victor Ejercito who are both residents of Bulacan.
According to Senator Villanueva, the project is a huge help in creating more jobs.
“In the Build Build Build, what follows are more jobs. There will be a huge demand for carpenters, construction workers. It will create more jobs for our citizens,” he said.
Daily commuters will soon see the great benefits of the project once it is completed.
“If the train will be completed, the traffic will be decongested. They said each town will have an exit,” said Bulacan resident, Rudy Farinas.
“Traffic will finally ease up because at present, it is too heavy. This project is going to be a huge help,” said Marlyn Macasmo, a local resident of Bulacan.
The Manila to Clark PNR project is among the projects under the Build, Build, Build program of the Duterte administration. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue
Senator Joel Villanueva looks to create a play during the game between the Senate Sentinels and AFP Cavaliers on May 27, 2018, at the Pasig City Sports Center for the elimination round of the UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Faceoff. (Rodel Lumiares / Photoville International)
Games on Sunday, June 10
2pm: Ombudsman vs Senate
3:30pm: Malacañang-PSC vs GSIS
5pm: PNP vs DOJ
Venue: Pasig City Sports Center
Senate Sentinels vow to keep the lead along with the PNP Responders in the ongoing UNTV Cup Off Season Executive Face-Off elimination rounds.
Senate now holds the second spot with 3-0 win-loss record while responders top the standings with four wins.
Sentinels eye to score their fourth straight victory by clobbering Ombudsman Graft Busters at Sunday’s first game, 2 pm at the Pasig City Sports Center.
Its head coach, Mike Fermin, promised to ramp up defense plays after eking out a 79-77 win over the defending Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Cavaliers last May 27.
“Prepare lang kami ulit, maraming kailangang ayusin. We need to review the tape , kailangang ayusin yung mga lapses especially sa defense side ang daming lapses,” Coach Mike Fermin said.
(We just have to prepare again. We need to fix some things, we need to review the tape to fix the lapses especially in the defense side.)
The Ombudsman, meanwhile, is determined to score another win to climb up from its top 4 ranking, next to Judiciary Magis, which will serve as their ticket to play offs.
“Like we did sa mga previous game namin, kung ano yung tendency ng mga kalaban namin kung papaano namin i-ka-counter opensa nila, depensa nila. Saka isa sa I work ko ngayon right now yung stamina namin, dahil nakita ko yun lang yung kulang,” Coach Ricky Alcantara said.
(Like what we did in our previous games, we study how to counter the tendencies of our opponents, their offense and defense. And right now, I am working on the stamina of the team as I saw it as one of the deficiencies.)
Of the eight executive teams, only four will advance to the plays offs after eliminating those in the fifth to eighth ranks. — Bernard Dadis | UNTV New & Rescue
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade (second from left) and DPWH Secretary Mark Villar (third from left) at the launching of ‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’, online portal
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Tuesday, launched an online job portal featuring jobs under the “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure development program of the Duterte administration.
‘Jobs, Jobs, Jobs’, the country’s infrastructure transparency portal will be accessible to the public on Tuesday at five in the afternoon.
Through the website, available job offers will be accessible to the public as well as the list of requirements and the process of their application.
DPWH Secretary Mark Villar assured that aside from over a thousand job opportunities available in the portal, there will be more employment offerings to come.
In line with this, the “Build, Build,Build” team is encouraging overseas Filipino workers to consider local employment opportunities offered in the said portal over overseas jobs.
Villar assured that the government and private companies will strive to provide right and adequate wage for the workers under the infrastructure program. — Joan Nano | UNTV News & Rescue
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