Presidential Communications Operations Office



  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Monday, 1 May 2017 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 
home
 
about
 
fotos
 
info
 
links
 
ncrr01carr02r03calmimr05r06r07r08r09r10r11r12r13
 << May 2017 >> 
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
2006/10/30

NVizcaya DPWH forms task force on billboards ban

BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya (30 October) -- Following the order of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to ban dangerous billboards in the country, officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) here have formed a task force Thursday (October 25) to implement the order in the province.

In October 14, 2006, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Administrative Order No. 160, directing the DPWH to conduct field inspections, evaluations and assessments of all billboards and determine those that are hazardous and pose imminent danger to life, health, safety and property of the general public and to abate and dismantle the same.

"As of now, we have listed more than 100 billboards that falls on the administrative order prohibitions after our assessment. So we will be enforcing dismantling activities in the near future in coordination with concerned agencies and local government units," said Engr. Perfecto Urban DPWH south district chief of maintenance section.

Earlier, Arroyo issued the order in preparation for the expected 6 other typhoons that will hit the country based on the announcement of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The president also noted that there is a need to immediately respond to the effects of the calamity brought by typhoon 'Milenyo' which toppled billboards in Metro Manila, resulting in death and injuries, blocking of roads and cutting of posts and wires of electricity and other utilities.

The inspectorate team will be composed of the district Engineer, Building Officials of Local Government Units (LGUs), DPWH regional office representative, Philippine National Police (PNP), Representative from the Association of Billboard Owners and Advertisers and government mass media.

Urban said the billboards to be dismantled will be evaluated based on the following prohibitions such as whether the billboards pose imminent danger or threat to the life, safety, health and property of the public, billboards violative of applicable laws, rules and regulations, billboards constructed within the easement of road right-of-way and billboards constructed without the necessary permit.

Urban said within the south district of the province alone, they have noted more than a hundred billboards assessed to have violations.

"We hope that the persons and agencies concerned will understand us when we will implement the order and we hope for your support in bringing back the safeness of our communities,' Urban explained. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
DAILY NEWS LIST:
»DPWH, PNP act to prevent palay drying along roads
»Don't use road right-of-way, DPWH warns public
»NVizcaya DPWH forms task force on billboards ban
»Nueva Vizcaya tops regional trade fair sales
»Cagayan women's club receives fund from DOLE
»Nueva Vizcaya provincial board suspends Lakas-CMD mayor
»Region 8 airline passenger volume up 11.1% in second quarter of 2006
»Bunchy top virus in Southern Leyte scales down abaca production
»FIDA assures farmers abaca disease-free planting materials
»Commentary: PGMA's trip to China will benefit the nation
|«  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