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  • lv on February 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Update on the TPLEx Project 

    Article Source:http://news.pia.gov.ph/

    La Union folk upbeat on TPLEx completion
    February 22, 2016 Joanna D. Sabado

    ROSARIO, La Union, February 22 (PIA) – La Union residents are upbeat with the near completion of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEx).

    TPLEx, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways website, is an 88.85-kilometer tollway from Tarlac City to Rosario, La Union, worth P21.379 billion. It is funded by the Private Infra Development Corp. (PIDC), an all-Filipino consortium led by Rapid Thoroughfares Inc. owned by the San Miguel Corp.

    The expressway is connected to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx).

    Engineer Arturo Barrameda, project manager from the TCJI Consulting Company and Project Management, said the Urdaneta-Pozzurubio (in Pangasinan) segment has been completed and is set for soft opening before the Holy Week.

    The joint venture of TCJI Company and North Luzon Road Link is an independent consultant of the DPWH and PIDC.

    La Union officials recognize the need to prepare the province to more tourism traffic with the completion of TPLEx from Pozzorubio to Rosario.

    The road network will reduce the travel time from Tarlac City to Rosario, La Union from 3.5 hours to approximately an hour benefitting a projected 20,000 vehicles per day,

    “With the ease of travel that the TPLEx will bring, La Union must become a hub. We must do something about our tourism and trade industries, that people will not only see La Union as a passing road going towards Vigan City or Pagudpud,” Vice-Governor Aureo Augusto Nisce said.

    Nisce noted the local government plays an important role in working for a more aggressive marketing campaign and promoting business friendliness in the tourism sector.

    Aware of the volume of motorists that will pass through their town, Revelina Lino, treasurer of the Rosario Dairy Producers Association, foresees good business for carabao milk processors.

    “At present, our lone outlet located at the Damortis in Sto. Tomas intersection, only caters to motorists and consumers passing by. Eventually with the exit at Saytan in Rosario, we will wait for the proposed one-stop-shop of Department of Trade and Industry where all La Union products will be marketed under a roof,” she said.

    Meanwhile, Barrameda said contractors are awaiting DPWH’s notice to begin working on the 12-kilometer Pozzurubio to Rosario segment. The original Rosario exit was identified at the mouth of Rosario-Pugo part of Marcos Highway and Kennon Road, in barangay Nangcamotian in Rosario.

    “There will be no problem if the original alignment for Pozzurubio to Rosario will push through but if not, we anticipate further delays because of the immense requirements like settlement of road right of ways, geological studies, soil sampling, securing of environmental certificate of compliance, redesigning, and more,” Engr. Bernardo Buenaventura, project director under TCIJ Consulting Company said.

    “There was a time that San Miguel Corporation, before they acquired PDIC, commissioned a study on a possibility of another expressway connecting TPLEx to Poro Point in San Fernando City. But those will be subject to many factors… like the outcome of this TPLEx… projection on traffic is positive, among others,” Buenaventura said. (MCA/JDS/PIA1, La Union)

    Laoac-Binalonan tollgate work in progress January 2016
    Photo Credit belongs to the Owner of the Photo

    • Doy Cinco on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hopefully naman, matamnan ng ACACIA or FRUIT bearing trees ang kahabaan ng 80.0 km strech ng TPLEX – SCTEX from Concepcion tarlac to POZZURUBIO PANGASINAN…Every months, we always passed TPLEX goint to BAGUIO and VIGAN at kinakabahan kami na mukhang IRAQ at ARAB landscape ang nakikita ng mga tao sa TPLEX..
      FLOOD CONTROL, lilim at beauty ng environments naman sana..

  • lv on February 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    The First Series of Debate for the Philippine Presidential Election 

    Sino iti botosan yo?
    Take your pick.

    The First Presidential Debate held at Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao

  • lv on February 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Mayor Rodrigo Duterte's Home in Davao 

    I just want to share photos that I found while browsing in the Internet of the home of the aspiring for president city mayor of Davao City, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte aka Digong. It is a far cry from the homes of the other presidential wannabes. Usually, politicians in PI have mansions, villas and what have you but the mayor’s home is simple compared to the homes of the other big time politicians in the country. I am sure a lot of the people like myself who saw these photos were impressed how humble this guy’s home is considering he is the most powerful person in Davao and maybe the entire island of Mindanao. Perhaps his simple home reflects the kind of person he is – a simple man?

    Source of Article: Rappler.com

    IN PHOTOS: Inside Rodrigo Duterte’s home

    All these years, the home of the popular Davao City mayor remains simple. He opens its doors to us.
    By Pia Ranada
    Published 7:51 PM, September 30, 2015

    EXTERIOR. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte stands outside his house in the early hours of Wednesday, September 30, 2015. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler
    ENTRANCE. The first room after walking in from the garage.
    SHOE CRAZE. 'The only thing I have in common with Imelda Marcos,' Duterte jokingly says about his shoe obsession.
    LIVING ROOM. The mayor's masseuse waits for him in his living room..
    BOOKWORM. Duterte says he loves spy novels and history books.
    INTO HIS ABODE. Mayor Duterte climbs up this spiral staircase every day to reach his bedroom.
    YOUNG RODY. A photo of the mayor as a toddler is displayed near the entrance to his bedroom.
    BEDROOM. Mosquitoes tend to bother him at night, hence the net.
    STAYING FIT. He says he tries to exercise on this machine twice a day.
    SPACIOUS BATHROOM. This is where he does a lot of thinking, the Mayor says.
    PHOTOS OF HIS KIDS. Here's a photo of his youngest child, Veronica.
    READINGS. A signed copy of a biography of activist and priest Louie Jalandoni sits on top of his running machine.
    DUTERTAXI. This taxi was given to Mayor Duterte by his friends 4 years ago to enable him to go around the city incognito.

    DAVAO CITY, Philippines – We got in Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s black pick-up truck before sunrise on Wednesday, September 30.

    Classical music was playing on the sound system. His driver of 11 years, Romerico, asked, “Where to, boss?”

    After a night in his favorite restaurant and bar, Duterte took me and fellow Rappler reporter Editha Caduaya to his home inside a government housing compound he started decades ago.

    Through these photos, take a tour of the house he shares with one of the women in his life and their young daughter.

  • lv on February 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Valentine’s Day 

    I would also like to dedicate the song “I Only Live to Love You” number 34 in the Playlist to all the couples and lovers out there celebrating Valentine’s Day.

  • lv on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Tagudin Farm For Sale 

    Attention Farm Lovers: a 22,329 sq. m. farm land is up for sale located in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. Inclusive with 1 residential house, 3 bunkhouses, 3 eqpt. houses, 1 stack house, 1 goat house, 1 fishpond, 65 full grown mangoes, 3,000 Mahogany trees, 8 Sagat trees, 11 Narra trees, and various fruit bearing trees.

    Any interested buyers who want to retire/live in Philippines or anyone out there who wants to own this farm property in in Tagudin should give their email address and phone numbers to the Administrator of this site – mails114-tagudinseasideadministrator@yahoo.com . The farm owner will contact you personally.

    Naimbag nga aldaw.

    Thank you.

    • lv on February 5, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Please hover on the slideshow and click the arrow buttons on the sides to go to the next/previous pictures or click any of the dots below the slideshow.

  • lv on February 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    It Is More Fun In The Philippines Ad in the Bay Area 

    A Philippine Ad on San Jose’s Light Rail System
    Photo Credit: The Philippine Daily Inquirer

    In time for one of America’s sports events that is watched by millions of people annually, it is not only the American big companies that are taking advantage of Superbowl 50 which is held this year at Levi’s Stadium in San Jose/Santa Clara in the San Francisco Bay Area but also the Philippine’s DOT (Dept. of Tourism). For the last few weeks, people here in the Bay Area have been noticing Philippine tourism ads appearing on Bay area’s buses and billboards. There is no doubt that the Philippine government spent a lot of money on these ads but it might be well worth of their time and money. It might be able to entice a lot of people from the states to visit the Philippines.

  • lv on February 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Chinese New Year 

    Welcome to the Year of the Monkey.

    2016 is the Year of the Monkey according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Monkey will start from Feb. 8, 2016 (Chinese New Year) and last to Jan. 27, 2017. Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028…

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