Wednesday, November 29, 2023

DPWH project shields Bukidnon communities from heavy flooding

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of the flood control structure that will protect the public in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon against the overflowing river during heavy rains of long duration

Completed along Bobonawan River in Barangay Cabulohan in Bukidnon, the P57.2-million project involves the construction of a dike reinforced concrete, which has a length of 340 meters and a height of six meters, “will protect people’s lives and property, and areas close to the river will be better shielded from potential flooding during severe rainfall.’’

“We hope that this project will no longer cause the displacement of locals in the occurrence of typhoons and heavy rains and help increase economic activities in the area to further promote local industries and tourism in the Province of Bukidnon,” the DPWH Region 10 Office Director Zenaida Tan noted.

The project is implemented by DPWH Bukidnon 1st District Engineering Office headed by District Engineer Flordelis C. Enriquez and Assistant District Engineer Jan Paulo C. Lisondra funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2023. (Trixee Rosel/MANILA BULLETIN-Nov 22, 2023 03:47 PM)

DPWH employee gipusil sa Valencia

Isa ka empleyado sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang gipusil patay sa Purok 2-A, Barangay Kahaponan, Valencia City, Bukidnon niadtong Nobyembre 13 pasado alas 11:30 sa buntag

Ang 44-anyos nga lalaking biktima isa ka road maintenance sa DPWH kinsa residente sa Purok 4, San Fernando, Bukidnon.

Gitaho nga ang biktima kamulong nag-spray sa mga sagbot duol sa Kapalong-
Talaingod-Valencia Road sa dihang giduolan ug dayong gipusil kini sa duha ka wala mailhi nga lalaki.

Siya gipusil sa makadaghan nga higayon sa lain-laing parte sa iyang lawas gamit ang .45 caliber pistol hinungdan sa iyang hinanaling kamatayon.

Si Police Lt. Col. Mitchel Clemencio sa Valencia City Police Station mitaho nga ang biktima gidala sa Adventist Medical Center (Sanitarium) sa Valencia apan gideklara kini nga dead on arrival.

Ang mga suspek mikalagiw sa wala masayri nga direksyon human sa krimen.

Sa kasamtangan, ang pulisya nagpadayon sa ilang imbestigasyon sa pag ila sa mga suspetsado ug pagsuta sa motibo sa insidente. (MG Mayumi B. Madera)

DA revs up FMR project implementation in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – To enhance dynamism and efficiency in implementing Farm-to-Market Road (FMR) projects, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through its Regional Agricultural Engineering Division (RAED), spearheaded the FMR Network Planning on September 19-22, in this city

The activity was conducted in consonance with Joint Administrative Order No. 1, series of 2023, which mandated government agencies implementing FMR projects – DA, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), to work in convergence for the formulation, implementation, and updating of the National Network of FMRs.

In partnership with the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE), DA-RFO 10 through Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado convened its partner agencies and stakeholders for a multilateral dialogue on the regional FMR road map.

Essentially, the planning workshop is an avenue to apprise the city and municipal agriculturists, agricultural biosystem engineers, and the DPWH district engineers on GEOAGRI.

The GEOAGRI is a web-based Management Information System portal jointly developed by BAFE and Caraga State University to consolidate, store/manage, process, and analyze data of FMR projects implemented by National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs).

As advanced by BAFE, the system is part of the government’s effort to promote transparency, maximize resource allocation, and minimize duplication and overlapping of FMR projects.

FMRs have been regarded as imperative interventions to address agricultural supply chain problems by connecting production areas to markets.

This enables farmers and fishers to broaden their reach and command better prices for their products.

In her message, DA- RFO 10 Regional Technical Director for Operations, Carlota S. Madriaga DA, LGUs, and DPWH to come to a consensus in crafting remedial measures to address challenges encountered on the ground, for effective FMR implementation in the region.

Since 2015, DA-RFO 10 appropriated P4.56 billion in funds for the implementation of 452 FMR projects across the five provinces in Northern Mindanao, in partnership with DPWH and the LGUs.

Criteria such as estimated road influence area, number of farmers/fisherfolk beneficiaries, agricultural potential indicators, present road condition, climate change adaptation, and average daily traffic are determinants in prioritizing and funding FMR projects.

In support of the FMR implementation and monitoring activities in the region, BAFE turned over two laptop and mobile phone units to DA-RFO 10 RAED during the planning workshop.# (ATTalib)

Evacuation Center giturn-over ngadto sa Valencia

Pormal nga giturnober sa Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region 10 ngadto sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa Valencia City ang Evacuation Center nga nahimotang sa Hindangon, Barangay Poblacion

Ang maong pasilidad giturn-over niadtong Hulyo, 3, 2023. Base kin isa pahibalo sa City Government of Valencia.

Nagkantidad kini og sumatotal P33,659,683.49.

Ubos kini sa National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (NDRRMF).

Usa sa mga dakong kalamposan sa lokal nga pangagamhanan sa pagpanguna ni Mayor Azucena Huervas ang maong proyekto diin personal niya nga gipasalamatan ang OCD-10 ug DPWH-10 sa pagkompleto niini. (Diego M. Hidalgo)

Bukidnon floods kill 1, displace many

MALAYBALAY CITY — Heavy rains spawned by an Intertropical Convergence Zone flooded several areas in Malaybalay City, Valencia City, and Lantapan town in Bukidnon on the night of June 21, damaging some houses, displacing at least 189 families or 613 individuals, and killing one, reports said

The displaced families, who sought refuge at their respective barangay-covered courts, came from Barangays Violeta, San Jose, Linabo, Simaya, and Sinanglanan in Malaybalay City, according to a report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division (PDRRMD).
But photos and videos shared online showed that the flooding also hit Barangays Cabangahan, Laguitas, Managok, Aglayan, and Bancud in Malaybalay.
Videos shared online showed that raging floodwaters in Aglayan rendered the highway impassable by vehicles. The barangay links Malaybalay to Lantapan and Talakag towns.
The rains triggered a mudslide in Sitio Langasihan in Managok that rendered the road impassable on June 21, night.
But as of 9:00 a.m. June 23, the Department of Public Works and Highways 1st District Engineering Office-Bukidnon issued an advisory that one lane of Junction Sayre Highway Aglayan-Zamboanguita Road in Langasihan was already passable.
“The public is advised to take extreme precaution while traversing the affected road section due to slippery road and falling debris induced by the unstable slope and continuous heavy rainfall,” the advisory said.
Meanwhile, PrimeWater, which now operates the Malaybalay City Water District, said its water supply lines were affected by the floods in Laguitas.
“Water distribution will resume as soon as the repair is done and the water supply has reached our reservoirs,” it said.
In neighboring Valencia City, the PDRRMD reported that floods hit Barangays Lurugan, San Carlos, Bagontaas, Sugod, Mailag, Colonia, Catumbalon, Maapag, Sinayawan, Poblacion, and Batangan.
In Lantapan, only Barangay Songco was hit by flooding.
It was in Lantapan where a fatality was reported—identified as Bryan Ando—but there was no mention as to the circumstances of his death. His body was reportedly retrieved at Subsub in Barangay Bugcaon.
There were no reports of evacuation in Valencia and Lantapan.
A video shared by a netizen showed motorists lining the road from Barangay Laligan to Barangay Concepcion in Valencia while a backhoe was clearing the debris from a mudslide.
Netizens posted photos of the flood in their barangays with pleas for relief goods like rice and water. Some asked for materials for the damaged houses. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno, with reports / MindaNews)

DPWH to build temporary lane beside Iligan-Bukidnon road’s collapsed portion

ILIGAN CITY — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started work on a temporary road beside the collapsed portion of the Iligan-Bukidnon highway in Barangay Besigan, in the hinterlands of Cagayan de Oro City, so it can soon accommodate vehicular traffic

Engr. Maria David, DPWH district engineer for Iligan City, said the temporary lane that they will build is designed to handle only light vehicles.

On May 5, 2023, morning, DPWH personnel lifted the 10-wheeler truck that fell into the pit created when the road collapsed on April 30.

The truck was fully loaded with falcata logs.

David said they are still awaiting the budget to do full-blown repair work on the damaged road, adding that for 2023, the Iligan City engineering district only had P13 million for road maintenance.

The Iligan-Bukidnon road had been a convenient route for travelers from Lanao del Norte and the Zamboanga Peninsula toward Bukidnon and on to Davao, bypassing the coastal highway leading to Cagayan de Oro City.

However, it is often affected by landslides and road slips. (Richel V. Umel/

Iligan-Bukidnon Road close to traffic due collapse

ILIGAN CITY — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) temporarily closed starting May 1, 2023, the national highway that snakes through the mountains between Iligan City and Bukidnon province

Engineer Maria Badelles David of DPWH’s Iligan City engineering district said a section of the road in Barangay Besigan, Cagayan de Oro City collapsed when a 10-wheeler truck loaded with falcata logs passed through it on May 1, morning.

No one was reported hurt during the incident.

David said they were still coordinating the use of a crane to lift the truck.

David further said that the road would be closed until repair works are done as they could not build a detour because one side is a cliff while the other is a spring.

David said a road maintenance team would proceed to the site to conduct an inspection and road safety mitigating measures.

The Iligan-Bukidnon road is prone to landslides and road slips and the DPWH engineering district in Iligan City is not yet fully furnished with heavy equipment so it could quickly respond to such situations, David said. (Richel Umel/