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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Drip water system: an innovative approach in the climate change adaptation of mine rehabilitation activities of coral bay nickel corporation

One of the problems that mining companies and mineral processing plants face is the rehabilitation of areas declared as mined out. As a result of longer dry seasons and less rainfall, there had been difficulties in successfully rehabilitating these disturbed areas. Take for example Coral Bay Nickel Corporation’s (CNBC) Togpon 2 area which has 2500 endemic trees planted to a hectare of land. The company employs regular flooding method which costs approximately P542,485.80 for three (3) months. Due to the […]

LGU Calapan banks on education and disaster-resilient infrastructures

The city of Calapan is headed towards economic upsurge as one of the emerging local economic in the region. This is evident in the massive infrastructure build up that is underway – such as construction of roads, evacuation centers and building among others – to complement its bid to become MIMAROPA’s premier center of investments and agro industry by 2026. The City College of Calapan, since its establishment in 2088, gradually emerges as one of the most dependable educational institutions […]

Bamboo zip bike: the newest attraction at Ugong Rock, Puerto Princesa

A bike with a frame made out of bamboo is now the newest attraction at Ugong Rock in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. The bamboo zip bike adventure allows thrill-seeking visitors to explore the breathtaking scenery in Ugong Rock using a bike made out of bamboo on a 250 meter long high-wire suspended at about 90 feet from the ground. The bamboo zip bike adventure is now one of the most popular activities in the city along with two more traditional […]

CY 2016-2017 highlights hundreds of DPWH infrastructure projects

Part of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) MIMAROPA’s on-going works and accomplishments were from the Marinduque district engineering office (DEO). For CY 2016 regular infrastructure, out of the 81 projects, 65 have already been completed, 17 projects are still on-going and one (1) project is currently in preliminary detailed engineering stage. CY 2017 regular infrastructure project, on the other hand, consist of nine (9) projects under asset preservation of national roads, one (1) project under network development, […]

RPMT monitors infra projects in Occidental Mindoro

The Regional Project Monitoring Team (RPMT) composed of NEDA, RDC-PSR, DILG and the PMT of Occidental Mindoro conducted field monitoring of on-going DPWH and NIA projects in Occidental Mindoro on June 6-9, 2017. The following projects were monitored: a) Mindoro Island circumferential road (Abra de Ilog section); b) road upgrading crossing Mindoro west coast road (Pola) Casague – Alacaak road, Sta. Cruz 0378+562 – 0378+893, Chainage 800 – Chainage 2,800, Sta. Cruz; c) improvement/widening of national road (secondary roads) Mindoro […]

Berong Nickel Corporation inaugurates infrastructure projects for the SDMP

The social development and management program (SDMP), as provided for in the DENR Administrative Order No. 2010-21, the consolidated implementing rules and regulations of RA 7942 otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Act of 1995, is a tool for the development and implementation of community programs and projects, in consultation and in partnership with the host and neighboring communities in a mining area. The overall goal of the SDMP in the mining industry shall be the upliftment of the quality […]

NCCA completes restoration of Fort San Andres in Romblon

In 2016, two phases of restoration of Fort San Andres, declared by the National Museum as national cultural treasures in the province of Romblon were finished with a grant from the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). Constructed in 1645, the twin forts of Romblon, Fort San Andres and Fort Santiago (now in ruins), were built under the supervision of Portuguese friar, Fr. Agustin de San Pedro, popularly known as Padre Capitan. The twin forts played a significant […]

NIA turns over two irrigation projects to farmers in Oriental Mindoro

The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) turned over the management of Sta. Maria communal irrigation project (CIP) and Dike Apitong communal irrigation system (CIS) to the Samahang Magpapatubig and Apitong at Sta. Maria Inc. Irrigators Association (AI) on May 5, 2017 at Naujan, Oriental Mindoro. Sta. Maria CIP, amounting to P3.6 million, will benefit 96 farmers of Brgy. Sta. Maria and will irrigate 120 hectares, while Dike Apitong CIS, amounting to P11 million, will benefit 83 farmers of Brgy. Apitong and […]

PPA completes construction of reinforced concrete pier and Ro-Ro ramp at port of Banton, Romblon

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) port management office (PMO) of Batangas, is strongly committed to provide reliable and responsive services in ports and sustains development of communities and the environment as well as answer to the needs of the locality; thus, it constructed reinforced concrete pier and ro-ro ramp at the Port of Banton, Romblon. Said port originally has causeway intended only for bancas. The construction of R.C. pier and ro-ro ramp, which is connected to existing causeway, started in […]

DOH MIMAROPA institutes solar powered health facilities in the region

Department of Health (DOH) MIMAROPA Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo visited Marinduque on February 5, 2017 to have a firsthand assessment and evaluation of the current state of health in the province. Various concerns were identified including limited access to reliable electricity which is critical to health care delivery especially in island barangays and far flung mountain areas in the province. To address these issues, Director Janairo requested the technical assistance of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in […]