Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Friday, 24 May 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << May 2019 >> 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Ilocano.Waray.Hiligaynon
Pangasinan.Other
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
English.Tagalog.Cebuano
Waray.Hiligaynon.Ilocano
Pangasinan.All
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release
2008/08/21

DPWH ready for "Karen"

Manila (21 August) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Northern Luzon had deployed emergency crew and equipment along critical sections in national roads in Ilocos Region, Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR) and Cagayan Valley Region.

Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr. DPWH Secretary, said the emergency crew and equipment deployed is to mitigate damage brought by typhoon "Karen" and to assure that all national roads are free from obstruction and passable at all times.

Ebdane had already instructed all the regional directors and district engineers in Region I, Region II and CAR to deploy the maintenance crew and available equipment along critical road sections in their respective national road jurisdiction to immediately respond to emergency road situation and conduct clearing operations in case of landslide and other road obstructions.

"The PAGASA had already provided us with enough data on the predicted path of the typhoon, we must be ready for the worst case scenario to assure public safety," Ebdane added.

In Ilocos Region, DPWH Region I Director Fidel Ginez reported that the Banaoang-Bantay, Baleleng-Bantay and San Fernando-Bagulin sections, and Luna-Bangar Road along the Manila North Road are unpassable to all light vehicles due to flooded road section and minor landslides.

"Our maintenance crew are already conducting clearing operations, warning signs on both ends of the affected areas were already installed to inform the incoming motorists," Ginez said.

In Cagayan Valley Region, DPWH Region II Director Eugenio Pipo said that a maintenance crew from Aparri, Cagayan, Batanes, Nueva Vizcaya and Tuguegarao were already on standby along the Cagayan Valley Road.

Meanwhile in CAR, DPWH Director Mariano Alquiza said that dump trucks, backhoe and maintenance crew are also deployed along Naguillan Road, Kennon Road, Marcos Highway and Halsema Highway.

Alquiza also said that motorists were also advised to refrain from taking the Kennon Road during heavy rains because of the possible occurrence of rockslides.(PNA) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»MOA signing for coalition Vs TB set August 21, says DOH
»New tax reform brings relief to individual taxpayers - BIR
»Mindanao biz leaders urge on sustainable responsible investments
»Bizmen hope for business-friendly GRP-MILF MOA
»Lumads focus of DA's rural program
»Business name registration in Davao down to one day
»Davao del Norte leads implementation of DIDP-IFSP projects
»Davao Norte is region's best ECCD implementer
»Sarangani villages activate defense force
»Davao Chinatown unveils arches
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines