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Overview

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List.

For more information about the Philippine road network, please see the following link: 2020 DPWH Road and Bridges Inventory Survey.

Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

As of 2018, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) IX was able to build 56.49 km of national roads along the priority corridors, widened with complete features to 4 lanes, which is 9.16 km short of the target of 65.65 km. A total of 24.05 km of new roads were constructed to close gaps in the national road network which is 4.78 km or 16.58% less than the total target of 28.83 km.

Northern Mindanao (Region X)

Coming from Cagayan de Oro City going east, the road networks will lead to Bukidnon and eastern part of Misamis Oriental up to its chartered city of Gingoog. From Cagayan de Oro going westward the road networks will lead to western part of Misamis Oriental, Iligan City, Province of Lanao del Norte, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur,  Zamboanga City and its northern part road network going to Dipolog City.  Challenges on this road network are damaged bridges cause by natural calamities.  Additional development and construction of new bridges and road widening are underway to lessen the travel time in going to other regions. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is the lead government agency for road repairs and widening to cope with the growing economy in Region X and its adjacent Regions of IX and Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi (BASULTA) provinces. 

Davao Region (Region XI)

Davao Region Road Network. Source: Davao Regional Land Use Committee

The road system of Davao Region is comprised of national and local road networks connecting the regional center externally and internally, particularly the provincial capitals and strategic destinations in the region.

As of December 2013, the total national road network of Davao Region was 1,662.37 kilometers or 18 percent of the total national road network of Mindanao. Among the provinces/cities, Davao Oriental had the longest national road network and paved surface road length with 431.66 kilometers and 350.55 kilometers, respectively, while Digos City had the shortest length with 24.03 kilometers. In terms of the proportion of paved roads to total length of national roads, the cities of Digos, Panabo, IGACOS and Tagum posted the highest percentage with 100% of their national roads already paved, whereas Davao del Sur had the lowest pavement ratio with 44%.

The Road Inventory and Road Condition Survey conducted by DPWH in 2013 revealed that 61 percent of the national road network in the region (1,017.76 kilometers) was in good or fair condition. On the other hand, roads in poor condition had a total length of 268.03 kilometers while those in bad condition had a total length of 211.47 kilometers.

Currently, high traffic volumes are seen along the Region’s major thoroughfares, particularly along the Tagum-Panabo-Davao City-Digos corridor. The volume-capacity ratio (VCR) is the basis being used by DPWH in considering road sections to be widened, at a threshold of more than 0.5. As of CY 2013, 73 km of national roads in the Region had VCR of more than 0.5, with 72 km experiencing moderate to heavy traffic flow, and about 1 km in Davao City already with saturation traffic volumes. However, widening in these sections is contingent to the availability of road right-of-way. Traffic congestion is expected to worsen in the coming years due to population growth, increasing urbanization and heightened economic activities. Other options may have to be considered, such as the opening/upgrading to high standard highways and establishment of mass transit systems.

Davao Region Physical Framework Plan: http://nro11.neda.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/DRPFP-2015-2045.pdf

SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII)

The region recognizes the importance of improving the transportation sector to support its rapid and inclusive economic growth. Prudent strategies were pursued and strategic projects were implemented to accelerate the development of the sector’s safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable infrastructure facilities to ensure the efficient transport of people and products. Adhering to the policy of full transparency and accountability to its people, the region engaged the general public to participate in the governance, monitoring and feedback in the implementation of infrastructure projects. The implementation of strategic road projects has enhanced the accessibility to production areas, major tourism destinations and basic service facilities like schools, hospitals, and attracted investments to the region. In terms of providing an integrated transport terminal in urban centers in the region, Koronadal City has an ongoing construction of an Integrated Transport Terminal project.

Road Security

CorridorComments

Davao City – Butuan – Surigao City

There are no reported security issues and transporters and buses are using this route network travel 24 hours a day.
Davao – Cagayan de Oro – Iligan CityCan be accessed 24 hours, but with caution at night due to fog along Calinan District, Davao City and Bukidnon Province.
Davao City – Davao de Oro – Tandag City, Surigao del Sur – Surigao CityThis road network was noted to have rampant non-government actors especially along Surigao del Sur going to Surigao City. From Carrascal, Surigao del Sur to Surigao City, the KM 90 (Noventa) highway stretch has minimal population and is noted for highway robbery and hijacking.
Davao City – General Santos City

This road network is accessible 24 hours a day with no reported security issues even though non-government actors are present.

The stretch of roads in Malungon Municipality is prone to landslides during heavy rains.

General Santos City - Cotabato CityTravelling on this route at night is risky as lawless elements stage unauthorized checkpoints in order to commit robberies.
Cagayan de Oro City – Iligan City – Pagadian City – Zamboanga CityThis road network is accessible 24 hours but observe precautionary measures at night especially on the highway from Pagadian City to Zamboanga City where long stretches of the road is sparsely populated.
Cagayan de Oro City – Butuan City – Surigao CityThis road network is accessible 24 hours a day but caution is advised at night due to the large volume of trucks and buses heading to Manila and to Visayas.
Cagayan de Oro – Ozamis City – Oroquieta City – Dipolog/Dapitan CityThis road network can be accessed any time of the day but take note that the RORO vessel docked at Mukas Port in the municipality of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte has time off between 2000H to 0400H.  As an alternative, travelers should take the long route via Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur to Molave, Zamboanga de Sur and then heading to Ozamis City all the way to Dipolog City.   
Davao City – Kidapawan City – Cotabato CityTravelers can access this route any time of the day but UV Express passenger vans are known to drive carelessly along this route.


Distance Matrices

Davao City – Butuan City – Surigao City

Distances from Davao to Major Towns in the Davao City - Butuan City - Surigao City Corridor


Davao City

Panabo City

Tagum City

Nabunturan, Davao de Oro

Montevista, Davao de Oro

Monkayo, Davao de Oro

Butuan City

Surigao City

Davao City


29 km

53 km

86 km

98 km

116 km

287 km

392 km

Panabo City

29 km


24 km

57 km

69 km

87 km

258 km

363 km

Tagum City

53 km

24 km


33 km

45 km

63 km

234 km

339 km

Nabunturan, Davao de Oro

86 km

57 km

33 km


12 km

30 km

201 km

306 km

Montevista, Davao de Oro

98 km

69 km

45 km

12 km


18 km

189 km

294 km

Monkayo, Davao de Oro

116 km

87 km

63 km

30 km

18 km


171 km

276 km

Butuan City

287 km

258 km

234 km

201 km

189 km

171 km


105 km

Surigao City

392 km

363 km

339 km

306 km

294 km

276 km

105 km


Travel Time from Davao to Major Towns in the Davao City - Butuan City - Surigao City Corridor


Davao City

Panabo City

Tagum City

Nabunturan, Davao de Oro

Montevista, Davao de Oro

Monkayo, Davao de Oro

Butuan City

Surigao City

Davao City


1 hr

1 hr

2 hrs

3 hrs

4 hrs

7 hrs

10 hrs

Panabo City

1 hr


1 hr

1 hr

3 hrs

3 hrs

7 hrs

9 hrs

Tagum City

1 hr

1 hrs


1 hr

2 hrs

3 hrs

6 hrs

8 hrs

Nabunturan, Davao de Oro

2 hrs

1 hrs

1 hr


1 hr

2 hrs

6 hrs

7 hrs

Montevista, Davao de Oro

3 hrs

3 hrs

2 hrs

1 hr


1 hr

5 hrs

7 hrs

Monkayo, Davao de Oro

4 hrs

3 hrs

3 hrs

2 hrs

1 hr


5 hrs

7 hrs

Butuan City

7 hrs

7 hrs

6 hrs

6 hrs

5 hrs

5 hrs


3 hrs

Surigao City

9 hrs

9 hrs

8 hrs

7 hrs

7 hrs

7 hrs

3 hrs


Davao City – Davao de Oro – Tandag, Surigao Sur – Surigao City

Distances from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Davao De Oro - Tandag - Surigao City Corridor 


Davao City

Mati City, Davao Oriental

Tarragona, Davao Oriental

Man-Ay, Davao Oriental

Carraga, Davao Oriental

Boston, Davao Oriental

Tandag City

Surigao City

Davao City


157 km

196 km

224 km

244 km

348 km

566 km

739 km

Mati City, Davao Oriental

157 km


39 km

67 km

87 km

191 km

409 km

582 km

Tarragona, Davao Oriental

196 km

39 km


28 km

48 km

152 km

370 km

543 km

Man-Ay, Davao Oriental

224 km

67 km

28 km


20 km

124 km

342 km

515 km

Carraga, Davao Oriental

244 km

87 km

48 km

20 km


104 km

322 km

495 km

Boston, Davao Oriental

348 km

191 km

152 km

124 km

104 km


218 km

391 km

Tandag City

566 km

409 km

370 km

342 km

322 km

218 km


173 km

Surigao City

739 km

582 km

543 km

515 km

495 km

391 km

173 km


Travel Time from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Davao De Oro - Tandag - Surigao City Corridor


Davao City

Mati City, Davao Oriental

Tarragona, Davao Oriental

Man-Ay, Davao Oriental

Carraga, Davao Oriental

Boston, Davao Oriental

Tandag City

Surigao City

Davao City


3 hrs

4 hrs

6 hrs

6 hrs

8 hrs

10 hrs

12 hrs

Mati City, Davao Oriental

3 hrs


1 hr

1 hr

2 hrs

5 hrs

8 hrs

10 hrs

Tarragona, Davao Oriental

4 hrs

1 hr


1 hr

1 hr

3 hrs

7 hrs

9 hrs

Man-Ay, Davao Oriental

6 hrs

1 hr

1 hr


1 hr

2 hrs

6 hrs

8 hrs

Carraga, Davao Oriental

6 hrs

2 hrs

1 hr

1 hr


2 hrs

5 hrs

7 hrs

Boston, Davao Oriental

8 hrs

5 hrs

3 hrs

2 hrs

2 hrs


4 hrs

6 hrs

Tandag City

10 hrs

8 hrs

7 hrs

6 hrs

5 hrs

4 hrs


5 hrs

Surigao City

12 hrs

10 hrs

9 hrs

8 hrs

7 hrs

3 hrs

5 hrs


Davao City – Digos City – General Santos City – Cotabato City – Zamboanga City

Distances from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Digos City - General Santos City - Cotabato City - Zamboanga City Corridor


Davao City

Digos City

General Santos City

Koronadal City

Tacurong City

Cotabato City

Pagadian City

Zamboanga City

Davao City


54 km

141 km

196 km

234 km

330 km

510 km

781 km

Digos City

54 km


87 km

142 km

180 km

276 km

453 km

727 km

General Santos City

141 km

87 km


55 km

93 km

189 km

369 km

640 km

Koronadal City

196 km

142 km

55 km


38 km

134 km

314 km

585 km

Tacurong City

234 km

180 km

93 km

38 km


96 km

276 km

547 km

Cotabato City

330 km

276 km

189 km

134 km

96 km


180 km

451 km

Pagadian City

510 km

453 km

369 km

314 km

276 km

180 km


271 km

Zamboanga City

781 km

727 km

640 km

585 km

547 km

451 km

271 km


Travel Time from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Digos City - General Santos City - Cotabato City - Zamboanga City Corridor


Davao City

Digos City

General Santos City

Koronadal City

Tacurong City

Cotabato City

Pagadian City

Zamboanga City

Davao City


1 hr

3 hrs

4 hrs

6 hrs

8 hrs

12 hrs

16 hrs

Digos City

1 hr


2 hrs

3 hrs

5 hrs

7 hrs

11 hrs

15 hrs

General Santos City

3 hrs

2 hrs


1 hr

2 hrs

6 hrs

10 hrs

14 hrs

Koronadal City

4 hrs

3 hrs

1 hr


1 hr

4 hrs

8 hrs

12 hrs

Tacurong City

6 hrs

5 hrs

2 hrs

1 hr


3 hrs

6 hrs

10 hrs

Cotabato City

8 hrs

7 hrs

6 hrs

4 hrs

3 hrs


5 hrs

8 hrs

Pagadian City

12 hrs

11 hrs

10 hrs

8 hrs

6 hrs

5 hrs


7 hrs

Zamboanga City

16 hrs

15 hrs

14 hrs

12 hrs

10 hrs

8 hrs

7 hrs


Davao City – Bukidnon – Cagayan de Oro – Iligan City – Pagadian – Zamboanga City

Distances from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Bukidnon - Cagayan De Oro - Iligan - Pagadian - Zamboanga City Corridor


Davao City

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Cagayan De Oro City

Iligan City

Pagadian City

Zamboanga City

Davao City


190 km

288 km

377 km

519 km

790 km

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

190 km


98 km

187 km

329 km

600 km

Cagayan De Oro City

288 km

98 km


89 km

231 km

502 km

Iligan City

377 km

187 km

89 km


142 km

413 km

Pagadian City

519 km

329 km

231 km

142 km


271 km

Zamboanga City

790 km

600 km

502 km

413 km

271 km


Travel Time from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Bukidnon - Cagayan De Oro - Iligan - Pagadian - Zamboanga City Corridor


Davao City

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Cagayan De Oro City

Iligan City

Pagadian City

Zamboanga City

Davao City


6 hrs

8 hrs

10 hrs

14 hrs

21 hrs

Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

6 hrs


3 hrs

6 hrs

10 hrs

17 hrs

Cagayan De Oro City

8 hrs

3 hrs


2 hrs

6 hrs

13 hrs

Iligan City

10 hrs

6 hrs

2 hrs


4 hrs

10 hrs

Pagadian City

14 hrs

10 hrs

6 hrs

4 hrs


7 hrs

Zamboanga City

21 hrs

17 hrs

13 hrs

10 hrs

7 hrs


Davao City – Cotabato City

Distances from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City to Cotabato City Corridor


Davao City

Digos City

Kidapawan City

Cotabato City

Davao City


54 km

108 km

231 km

Digos City

54 km


54 km

177 km

Kidapawan City

108 km

54 km


123 km

Cotabato City

231 km

177 km

123 km


Travel Time from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City to Cotabato City Corridor


Davao City

Digos City

Kidapawan City

Cotabato City

Davao City


1

3

5

Digos City

1


1

4

Kidapawan City

3

1


3

Cotabato City

5

4

3


Davao City – Ozamis City - Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte

Distances from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Ozamis City - Dipolog City Corridor 

Via RORO from Mukas Port Kolambugan, Lanao Norte To Port of Ozamis City 


Davao City

Cagayan De Oro City

Iligan City

Ozamis City

Oroquieta City

Dipolog City

Davao City


288 km

377 km

439 km

481 km

574 km

Cagayan De Oro City

288 km


89 km

151 km

193 km

286 km

Iligan City

377 km

89 km


62 km

104 km

197 km

Ozamis City

439 km

151 km

62 km


42 km

135 km

Oroquieta City

481 km

193 km

104 km

42 km


93 km

Dipolog City

574 km

286 km

197 km

135 km

93 km


Travel Time from Davao City to Major Towns in the Davao City - Ozamis City - Dipolog City Corridor 

Via RORO from Mukas Port Kolambugan, Lanao Norte To Port of Ozamis City 


Davao City

Cagayan De Oro City

Iligan City

Ozamis City

Oroquieta City

Dipolog City

Davao City


8 hrs

10 hrs

14 hrs

15 hrs

18 hrs

Cagayan De Oro City

8 hrs


2 hrs

7 hrs

8 hrs

11 hrs

Iligan City

10 hrs

2 hrs


3 hrs

5 hrs

8 hrs

Ozamis City

14 hrs

7 hrs

3 hrs


2 hrs

6 hrs

Oroquieta City

15 hrs

8 hrs

5 hrs

2 hrs


4 hrs

Dipolog City

18 hrs

11 hrs

8 hrs

6 hrs

4 hrs



Road Security

CorridorComments

Davao City – Butuan – Surigao City

There are no reported security issues and transporters and buses are using this route network travel 24 hours a day.
Davao – Cagayan de Oro – Iligan CityCan be accessed 24 hours, but with caution at night due to fog along Calinan District, Davao City and Bukidnon Province.
Davao City – Davao de Oro – Tandag City, Surigao del Sur – Surigao CityThis road network was noted to have rampant non-government actors especially along Surigao del Sur going to Surigao City. From Carrascal, Surigao del Sur to Surigao City, the KM 90 (Noventa) highway stretch has minimal population and is noted for highway robbery and hijacking.
Davao City – General Santos City

This road network is accessible 24 hours a day with no reported security issues even though non-government actors are present.

The stretch of roads in Malungon Municipality is prone to landslides during heavy rains.

General Santos City - Cotabato CityTravelling on this route at night is risky as lawless elements stage unauthorized checkpoints in order to commit robberies.
Cagayan de Oro City – Iligan City – Pagadian City – Zamboanga CityThis road network is accessible 24 hours but observe precautionary measures at night especially on the highway from Pagadian City to Zamboanga City where long stretches of the road is sparsely populated.
Cagayan de Oro City – Butuan City – Surigao CityThis road network is accessible 24 hours a day but caution is advised at night due to the large volume of trucks and buses heading to Manila and to Visayas.
Cagayan de Oro – Ozamis City – Oroquieta City – Dipolog/Dapitan CityThis road network can be accessed any time of the day but take note that the RORO vessel docked at Mukas Port in the municipality of Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte has time off between 2000H to 0400H.  As an alternative, travelers should take the long route via Aurora, Zamboanga del Sur to Molave, Zamboanga de Sur and then heading to Ozamis City all the way to Dipolog City.   
Davao City – Kidapawan City – Cotabato CityTravelers can access this route any time of the day but UV Express passenger vans are known to drive carelessly along this route.

Weighbridges and Axle Load Limits

Axle Load Limits

Philippines

Truck with 2 Axles

7-10 MT

Truck with 3 Axles

20-22 MT

Truck with 4 Axles

22-25 MT

Semi-trailer with 3 Axles

25-30 MT

Semi-trailer with 4 Axles

N/A

Semi-trailer with 5 Axles

N/A

Semi-trailer with 6 Axles

N/A

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 4 Axles

N/A

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 5 Axles

N/A

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 6 Axles

N/A

Truck & Drawbar Trailer with 7 Axles

N/A

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