Sen. Pacquiao seeks probe on alleged right-of-way scam in General Santos City

UNTV News   •   December 6, 2017   •   4811

Senator Manny Pacquiao seeks to probe on the alleged “right–of–way” scam in his hometown in General Santos.

Based on the senator’s resolution, there have been reports that a group of individuals had submitted fake land titles claiming to be landowners of some properties in GenSan to secure payment from the government for its right-of-way project.

The senator wants to look at some gaps in the government’s project implementation.

Senator Pacquiao also wants an explanation from the former officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) of the previous administration on the issue.

“Pero yung mga pangalan na nakita ko na beneficiary dun sa P8.7-billion. Sabi ko, ‘Ang liit-liit ng GenSan, hindi ko kilala ang mga tao na ito, hindi taga GenSan.’  Tapos kung makikita po yung mga papeles, iisa lang yung gumawa, pare-pareho lahat,” Pacquiao said.

(I saw the names of the beneficiaries of the P8.7-billion. I said, ‘ GenSan is so small, but I do not know these people, they’re not from Gen-San.’ Looking at the papers, it was prepared by the same person. The documents are all the same.)  – UNTV News & Rescue

 

DPWH to inspect SEA Games venues

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 13, 2019

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will be inspecting the venues for the Southeast Asian Games to be held from November 30 to December 11.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar has directed offices on the inspection and maintenance of roads and structural assessment for the said venues.

“Along with the festivities and excitement brought by the forthcoming games, vigilance and safety of the participants and audience must always be of highest importance to avoid undesired incidents,” according to Villar.

On-going constructions along the SEA Games venues will also be temporarily suspended for five days before and after the SEA games events.

The DPWH also said they will coordinate with the local government units (LGU) in various cities and municipalities of Region 1,3, 4A, and the National Capital Region (NCR) “for the conduct of structural assessment of billets and hotels that will accommodate the SEA Games participants and guest.”—AAC

LIST: Road repairs, reblocking this weekend

Robie de Guzman   •   September 6, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Several roads in Metro Manila will be closed to motorists starting Friday night to give way to the scheduled weekend road repairs and reblocking, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said.

In an advisory, the MMDA said repair works on the following roads will start at 11 p.m. Friday (Sept. 6) until 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 9):

SOUTHBOUND:

  • EDSA Bansalangin to North Ave. U-turn (5th lane from sidewalk)
  • EDSA Eugenio Lopez – Timog MRT Station Lagarian Creek to Arayat Cubao
  • EDSA Magallanes-Baclaran Bus Stop to Magallanes-Alabang Bus Stop (outer lane)
  • C-5 Road near Market Market
  • Taguig City fronting Palar Village 254 M before KM 17+000 
  • Quezon City along EDSA Southbound between West Avenue and Philam Village

EASTBOUND:

  • Quirino Highway Salvia St. to before Belfast Road (inner lane)
  • Elliptical Rd before Commonwealth Ave. (3rd lane from outer sidewalk)


WESTBOUND

  • Novaliches General Luis Oriental Tin to Rebisco


NORTHBOUND:

  • Bonifacio Ave. near J. Pineda St. (1st lane from sidewalk)
  • Batasan/ San Mateo Rd. Sapphire Dr. to fronting Petron (2nd lane from center)
  • EDSA Main Ave. to P. Tuazon (1st lane from the sidewalk)
  • Katipunan Ave./C-5 after CP Garcia St. (truck lane)


The MMDA advised affected motorists to avoid the said areas and use alternate routes instead.

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Portion of Cavite-Laguna Expressway to open in October – DPWH

Robie de Guzman   •   September 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is eyeing to open the first 10-kilometer portion of the Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) in October.

This CALAX segment starts from Mamplasan exit of South Luzon Expressway to the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Interchange, according to the DPWH.

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said this portion of the toll road is expected to serve around 10,000 motorists daily and ease the heavy flow of vehicles passing Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway and Santa Rosa-Tagaytay Road.

“So ‘yung mga pupuntang Laguna, ‘yung mga pupunta sa Tagaytay, puwede na nilang gamitin ito, mas mabilis ito,” Villar told reporters following the inspection and drive through on the road Tuesday.

CALAX is a four-lane, 45-kilometer expressway which will connect Cavite Expressway (CAVITEx) in Kawit to South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) at the Mamplasan exchange in Biñan City, Laguna. It will have eight interchanges in Kawit, Daang Hari, Governor’s Drive, Aguinaldo Highway, Silang, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay, Technopark, Laguna Boulevard and a toll barrier before SLEx.

The entire road project is expected to be completed before the end of the term of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2022.

Once it is completed, Villar said the usual two-hour travel time from SLEx to CAVITEx will be reduced to 45 minutes to an hour.

It is seen to benefit growing industrial, commercial and real estate centers in the Southern Tagalog region. RRD (with details from Correspondent Benedict Samson)

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