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NBI files plunder complaint vs ex-DPWH chief Singson over right-of-way scam

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The NBI says it is coordinating with AMLC to establish direct evidence that Singson et al pocketed the money

HEARING. Former DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson attends the Senate probe into the alleged right-of-way scam. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Singson refutes alleged right-of-way scam under Aquino admin

Dec 11, 2017 - 10:22 AM

'There's no P8.7 billion paid in General Santos. I was not a corrupt secretary and definitely not a plunderer,' says former DPWH chief Rogelio Singson

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Pacquiao probes P8.7-B GenSan scam, to invite Aquino in-law, Abad, Singson

Dec 05, 2017 - 6:02 PM

The Senate public works committee will conduct a hearing on December 11 on the P8.7-billion alleged payment to fake land owners in General Santos, his home city

DOJ puts Singson, Abad on immigration lookout over P8.7-billion road scam

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also names a witness to the alleged scam – Roberto Catapang Jr

ROAD SCAM PROBE. Former Aquino executives, Florencio Abad and Rogelio Singson, are tagged in an ongoing multi-billion probe into an alleged road right of way scam.

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Aguirre tags Singson, Abad in P8.7-B road scam

Nov 24, 2017 - 1:43 PM

'The accusation is baseless and therefore not true. I and the DBM were never part of the negotiations for that transaction,' says former budget chief Florencio Abad

ROAD SCAM PROBE. Former Aquino executives, Florencio Abad and Rogelio Singson, are tagged in an ongoing multi-billion probe into an alleged road right of way scam.

Meralco unit asks ERC to approve power supply agreements soon

Oct 30, 2017 - 1:00 AM

Newly-appointed MGen chief Rogelio Singson says the agreements should be approved as soon as possible so the needed baseload power would not be delayed

Singson leaves Light Rail Manila, moves to Meralco

Sep 25, 2017 - 5:15 PM

A source privy to the matter says Primitivo Cal is set to replace Singson as the president and chief executive officer of Light Rail Manila

NEW MPIC APPOINTMENT. Rogelio Singson (R) says he will now be engaged in 'new business models like solar, renewable power generators, electric vehicles, and electric mass transport system.' In the photo are Singson and Metro Pacific boss Manuel Pangilinan (L). Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

LRT1 operator's promise: 25-minute ride from Cavite to Makati by 2021

May 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Light Rail Transit Line 1 LRT1 operator Light Rail Manila Corporation LRMC targets to finish the Cavite Extension project by 2021

LRT1 GOES TO CAVITE. Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade asked Light Rail Manila to expedite the construction of the LRT1 Cavite Extension project and asked if they can finish it by 2020 instead of 2021. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Mandaluyong's flooded streets: Who's to blame?

Sep 25, 2016 - 11:30 AM

For years now the residents of Mandaluyong City have had to live with flooding near city hall a problem worsened by a long delayed flood control project Is relief in sight?

LINGERING PROBLEM. Stagnant and stinking water is prevalent in the area, and flooding has long been a concern for residents. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Most Aquino Cabinet members richer in 2015

Jun 22, 2016 - 5:33 PM

The assets lists of 5 Cabinet members are not yet available: Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya Justice Secretary Emmanuel Caparas Trade Secretary Adrian Cristobal and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Emmanuel Esguerra

SALN. Most members of the Aquino Cabinet grew richer in 2015. File photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

DPWH launches river monitoring website

Jun 02, 2016 - 6:33 PM

Gauge keepers who measure river flow no longer have to write down the data; they just need to text to relay information to a server

MONITORING RIVERS. The SMS website stores previous years' data. Information on Bangkerohan River goes as far back as 1984. Screengrab from SMS website.

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Transition to new admin: DPWH chief warns vs influence peddlers

May 25, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Outgoing public works chief Rogelio Singson says he has received reports of impostors claiming to be associated with Mark Villar who is set to head the agency

OUTGOING. In this file photo, DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson is accompanied by President Benigno Aquino III at the 117th anniversary of the DPWH. Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr./Malacanang Photo Bureau

Comelec asks netizens to report campaign offenses

Feb 02, 2016 - 7:43 PM

The poll body also partners with the MMDA and public works department which will remove signages that bear the names of government officials running in 2016

CAMPAIGN RUBBISH. Flyers and posters are scattered everywhere after the 2010 national elections. Photo by Francis R. Malasig / EPA

PH gov't to spend P6.5B to upgrade provincial roads in 2016

Jan 03, 2016 - 9:52 PM

The Philippine government lays out plans to improve roads in 73 provinces

STRATEGIC INVESTMENT. Referred to as the 'missing middle,' the KALSADA program will have a large impact on making provinces, cities, and municipalities more business-friendly and competitive. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

What will stimulate PH economy until 2050?

Oct 01, 2015 - 2:19 PM

The Philippine economy can post an average growth of over 7 in the next 10 years – with quality workforce and an attractive investment climate

URBAN DECAY. Economic officials say infrastructure development in the Philippines is important to post an average GDP growth of 7% for the next 10 years. File photo

Public-private partnerships save gov't P300B – DPWH

Sep 16, 2015 - 9:30 PM

The Department of Public Works and Highways also earmarks P21 13B for right of way delivery for all PPP projects

BIG HELP. DPWH says private sector is a big help in implementing and financing huge infrastructure projects. In the photo are San Miguel Corporation engineers monitoring the construction of NAIA Expressway. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Aquino urges public cooperation in NCR flood management plan

Aug 28, 2015 - 10:32 AM

President Benigno Aquino III makes the appeal shortly after Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson presented to him a comprehensive complete and clear flood management master plan for Metro Manila

FLOOD ALERT. Residents cross the flood water due to west monsoon rain in Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada

Cebu's convergence road project to boost tourism

Aug 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

President Aquino tells DPWH that they have more infra projects to complete across the country before his term ends next year

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the project briefing on the major infrastructure projects in the Province of Cebu at the Equipment Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VII in Sergio Osmena Boulevard corner V. Sotto, Cebu City on Monday (August 24, 2015). Also in photo are Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya, Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III and Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson. (Photo by Marcelino Pascua / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

Metro Pacific unit inks Cavite-Laguna Expressway concession deal

Jul 11, 2015 - 3:25 PM

A 44 6 kilometer 4 lane toll road between the Cavite Expressway in Kawit Cavite and the South Luzon Expressway Mamplasan Interchange in Biñan Laguna is seen to be constructed by July 2020

JUMPSTART CONSTRUCTION. MPIC unit pays government downpayment for Cavite-Laguna Expressway deal, signaling the start of construction of the planned toll road. In the photo are MPIC President Jose Ma. Lim (left) and PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Flood control projects unfinished for rainy season – DPWH

Jun 22, 2015 - 5:41 PM

A Maynilad water pipe lies directly in the DPWH drainage system while 9 waterways are still obstructed by informal settlers

FLASH FLOOD. Schools in Metro Manila suspends classes due to heavy rain on Thursday, June 13. Photo by Roy Lagarde

'Role model' DPWH to get P600B in 2016 – Aquino

Jun 22, 2015 - 3:49 PM

On the agency s 117th anniversary President Aquino praises the DPWH after having transformed from being a haven of corruption to a good role model in governance

President Benigno S. Aquino III receives a copy of a framed ISO 9001:2008 Registration Certificate of DPWH’s Quality Management System (QMS) presented by Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson during the 117th anniversary of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) at the DPWH Quadrangle of the Central Office in Bonifacio Drive Port Area, Manila City on Monday (June 22, 2015). This year’s theme: “DPWH: Sa Daang Matuwid, Para Sa Diyos at Bayan”. (Photo by Lauro Montellano, Jr. / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

APEC 2015 preps: New LED street lamps along Roxas Blvd

Jun 11, 2015 - 8:45 AM

As part of its beautification project for Roxas Boulevard the public works department will install new LED street lamps to replace the old multicolored lamps

MAKEOVER PROJECT. The DPWH is set to give Roxas Boulevard a facelift as part of its APEC 2015 preparations. Photo from Wikipedia

Metro Pacific bags Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 08, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The Cavite Laguna expressway is the 10th public private partnership project awarded by the Aquino administration Groundbreaking for the project is eyed in the first half of 2016

Gov't set to award Cavite-Laguna project

Jun 04, 2015 - 7:44 PM

The Pangilinan led Metro Pacific submits the higher bid for the massive expressway project

CALAX AWARDING. The once troubled Cavite-Laguna Expressway is set to be bagged by Manuel Pangilinan's infrastructure conglomerate. In the photo are MPIC President Joey Lim (left) and PPP Center Executive Director Cosette Canilao (right). File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Metro Pacific offers higher bid for Cavite-Laguna expressway

May 26, 2015 - 4:41 PM

UPDATED San Miguel Corporation seems to have lost its second chance to bag the toll road deal after contender Metro Pacific Investments Corporation offered the higher premium payment

HIGHEST PREMIUM. "We don't regret the rebidding. This has been the highest premium generating PPP project thus far," Yabut says. File photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler.

Final face-off looms in Cavite-Laguna Expressway project

May 22, 2015 - 7:02 PM

Units of San Miguel and Metro Pacific passed the technical bids qualification for Cavite Laguna Expressway PPP deal

FINAL SHOWDOWN. The government will know on Tuesday, May 26, which between San Miguel and MPIC has the better financial offer. File photo by Rappler

San Miguel, Metro Pacific battle again for Cavite-Laguna expressway

May 19, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The Philippine government will know on Tuesday May 26 which of the bidders submitted the highest premium payment for the controversial PPP deal

“I am happy that two bidders showed up; I thought it will only be San Miguel,” DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson says. File photo from PPP Center

Firms urge gov’t to maintain PPP momentum as 2016 looms

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:24 PM

The private sector is gaining confidence in public private partnership projects as the government mulls joining a China led development bank to help narrow the infrastructure gap

In Sendai, Philippines shows lessons from Yolanda

Mar 20, 2015 - 7:40 PM

The Philippines signs a framework for disaster risk reduction during a recently concluded United Nations conference in Sendai Japan

BEST PRACTICES. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman heads the Philippine delegation to the 3rd United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. Photo from UNISDR

Palace: Leyte roads, airport ready for Pope's arrival

Dec 21, 2014 - 3:10 PM

The government is preparing for the facilities in Leyte for the Pope s visit in January

TACLOBAN AIRPORT. The Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City was severely damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 and Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in December this year. File photo by

The Aquino Cabinet: Winners and losers of 2014

Dec 13, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Rappler compiles a list of President Benigno Aquino III s most efficient secretaries of 2014 and those who were not quite as successful

'No evidence' of ICC overprice on first day of Senate probe

Nov 13, 2014 - 2:39 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo provincial official Manuel Mejorada admits he has no evidence to prove that the Iloilo Convention Center is overpriced but believes the project presented opportunities for corruption’

Singson to importers: Move cargos on weekends

Oct 13, 2014 - 7:40 PM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson laments that many importers do not take advantage of the ports on weekends when traffic is lighter

File photo of DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson

Binay's 'dear friend' got P1.3B contracts in 4 years

Oct 11, 2014 - 7:54 PM

[EXCLUSIVE] Vice President Jejomar Binay s close associate Gerry Limlingan has been allegedly monopolizing security and janitorial services in the city of Makati

Counterflow schemes to solve NLEX congestion

Sep 06, 2014 - 1:39 PM

MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino says Task Force Pantalan will be spearheading the decongestion of vehicles in the area

GRIDLOCK. Traffic along NLEX in Balintawak, Caloocan City on September 5, 2014. File photo by Kevin de la Cruz/Rappler

DPWH wants 39% budget hike for 2015

Aug 12, 2014 - 9:29 PM

Secretary Singson makes a case for DAP: DPWH is ready to award projects as early as January and would know how much savings it has for the rest of the year but can t use them yet

INFRASTRUCTURE. Officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways brief lawmakers on their proposed budget for 2015. Photo by Rappler

Gov't priority: evacuees' health, power and communications

Jul 16, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Malacañang says its immediate priorities are the health and safety of evacuees and the restoration of power and communication lines in Typhoon Glenda affected areas

Green groups to DPWH: Good road design includes trees

Jul 03, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The effects of a 2012 memo issued by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr giving the DPWH blanket approval to cut trees in 8 regions are being felt

DPWH to personnel: Preserve historic sites in projects

Jul 03, 2014 - 8:02 AM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson issues the reminder after heritage advocates complained about a road project in Quezon province that threatens some historic sites

PRESERVE HERITAGE. Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson says DPWH projects should respect heritage sites, like this ancestral house in Sariaya, Quezon. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Senate report: PH lacks rules for disaster shelters

May 28, 2014 - 7:29 PM

You cannot fault someone for not following standards if those standards do not exist Senate public works committee chair Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr says

'POORLY BUILT.' The original design of these bunkhouses failed to meet international standards. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Erap lifts Manila truck ban for World Economic Forum

May 12, 2014 - 12:26 PM

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada signs an EO lifting the city s truck ban for 8 days in preparation for the World Economic Forum on East Asia

MORATORIUM. Manila Mayor Erap Estrada lifts the city's truck ban for 8 days, to allow national gov't to prepare for the WEF in East Asia. File photo by Rappler

DPWH launches P351-B Metro Manila flood management plan

May 09, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The plan covers Metro Manila and surrounding places including Laguna

6 months later, no final Yolanda rehab plan yet

May 07, 2014 - 1:57 PM

The lack of a Post Disaster Needs Assessment from the NDRRMC is delaying the creation of a final rehabilitation plan for Yolanda

'BORDERING CRIMINAL.' Senator Francis Escudero says after 6 months, the lack of a final rehabilitation plan is already bordering the criminal. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

DPWH: Almost 7% left to repair on EDSA

Apr 26, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson says they want to finish concrete reblocking before the summer ends

ALMOST COMPLETE. Around 28,000 square meters of road space in EDSA has been repaired. Rappler file photo

DPWH orders clearing of nat'l roads for Holy Week

Apr 11, 2014 - 3:05 PM

Public Secretary Rogelio Singson wants national roads cleared of obstruction to ease traffic flow this Holy Week

Singson to traders: Maximize Manila's 5-hour window for trucks

Mar 18, 2014 - 4:18 PM

The DPWH chief says the negotiated hours of 10 am to 3 pm for trucks to ply Manila are already sufficient

BANNED. Manila traffic enforcers tow a truck on the first day of the city's daytime truck ban. Photo by Jose Del/Rappler

DPWH to contractors: 'Do your job right'

Mar 02, 2014 - 10:13 AM

We have more than enough infrastructure projects you can chew but let s forget the hanky panky that s been happening in the past says Secretary Rogelio Singson

Kids die in Zambo evacuation camps; shelters needed

Feb 19, 2014 - 8:29 PM

Of the 86 people who have died in evacuation camps in Zamboanga City more than 50 are children