DPWH: Road reblocking in parts of Edsa, C5 this weekend
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has announced it will implement scheduled repair and maintenance works along Edsa and C5 road this weekend.
In an advisory posted on its official Twitter account, the DPWH said the reblocking and repair works will begin on Friday (May 3) at 11 p.m. and will end on Monday (May 6) at 5 a.m.
The agency said that parts of Edsa will be closed to traffic, particularly the portion fronting Baliwag Transit to New York Street, first and second lane from the sidewalk; 50 meters after Magallanes MRT to the outer lane of KM 29, and the road before New York street to after Monte de Piedad second lane from sidewalk.
Part of the C5 road fronting SM Aura beside the sidewalk will also be closed for repair.
Motorists are advised to use possible alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic in mentioned areas. – rrdg
Maynilad defers pipe realignment activity, reschedules water service interruption
MANILA, Philippines — Maynilad Water Services Incorporated (Maynilad) will defer its scheduled pipe realignment activity along Sobriedad Street corner Cristobal Street in Manila that was initially set for October 25 to 28.
The new time frame for the pipe realignment activity is from October 29 to November 1.
Maynilad said the pipe realignment activity is in preparation for the flood control project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
The water concessionaire said that the setting of new schedule was prompted by requests from residents in areas in Manila and Cavite that will be affected by the water service interruption as a result of the said activity.
Affected residents have requested that they be given more time to store enough water and prepare for the service interruption.
“Kami ay nakipag-ugnayan sa DPWH at MWSS ukol sa nasabing mga request, at napagdesisyunan na iurong ng bahagya ang implementasyon nito,” Maynilad said.
Maynilad added that except for the schedule, affected areas of the water service interruption remain the same.
For complete list of schedule of water service interruption, click here. —/mbmf
DPWH to conduct road reblocking until October 25
MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will conduct road reblocking in some areas in Metro Manila from October 22 to October 25.
The DPWH will begin its weekend road reblocking at 11:00 p.m. on October 22 until 5:00 a.m. of October 25.
The following areas will be closed:
1. España Boulevard (from Extramadura St. to M. Dela Fuente St.)
2. C.P Garcia Francisco St. to Aguinaldo St. (2nd lane from sidewalk)
3. EDSA Tramo Flyover Aurora Blvd. (Tramo Off Ramp), Pasay City
4. EDSA Quezon City before Anapolis to before Boni Serrano flyover Northbound (2nd lane from sidewalk)
Motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid inconvenience. AAC
LTFRB issues show-cause orders vs two busway consortiums
MANILA, Philippines—The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Monday (October 18) issued show-cause orders against two consortiums operating along the EDSA Busway for failing to deploy sufficient number of buses.
LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra explained that the agreed cap on the maximum allowable units of bus units is at 550 buses, but the two consortiums on Monday only averaged as low as 120 units.
“Minabuti nating mag-issue ng show-cause order (We decided to issue a show-cause order), directing the two consortiums running the EDSA Busway why their franchise or special permit in running the EDSA Busway should not be cancelled, suspended or that they be not penalized for deploying so few units,” he added.
He added that the two consortiums are receiving payment under the Libreng Sakay service contracting program yet there are still persistent reports of drivers and conductors not receiving their salary despite rendering full service.
“Now that we have paid so much of this to operators already, particularly dito sa EDSA Busway Consortium or anyone for that matter, hindi na nila pwedeng gawing rason ang hindi pagbabayad sa kanilang drivers,” Chairman Delgra said.
He reminded bus operators of their obligation to pay employees as mandated under the Labor Code for the EDSA Busway Libreng Sakay Program. AAC