Sec. Ebdane commends DPWH regional office
Davao City (23 June) -- Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane Jr. has commended the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in region eleven for the improvement it has undertaken in a short span of time.
Secretary Ebdane has referred to the good performance of DPWH XI Director Osop L. Ali - his two assistants: ARD for operations Rey Tamayo and ARD for maintenance Danilo Versola, including his staff - for the establishment of a new edifice out of its savings from the various projects.
Ang lahat naman ay nagtatrabaho, lalo na't kailangang matapos na ang lahat ng SONA projects ni Pangulong Arroyo, he said.
It was learned that Director Ali has assumed his post as Regional Director of DPWH-XI only last January 5th this year.
He also commended the leadership of region eleven for enforcing proper engineering and time management that have cut down the costs of infrastructure projects during the actual implementation of projects.
With proper engineering and management, region eleven have generated cost savings dahil tama lamang ang nakatalagang pera para sa proyekto (funds are only enough for the project), he explained.
Instead of giving back to the National Treasury, the savings from the different projects were used to fund the new building to replace the old dilapidated one, he told Davao mediamen in an ambush interview during his visit here in Davao Thursday (June 18) for the blessing and inauguration of the new Office of DPWH along R. Magsaysay, this City.
Secretary Ebdane, who was with USEC Bobby Rasuman, admitted that he has instructed all regional and district offices to provide road profiles in every project that will be implemented, kaya may mga billboards kayong mapupuna sa mga daan so the public will know na ganito pala ang ginagawa ng gobyerno, ganito pala ang magiging ayos ng kalsada pag natapos na (this is what the government is doing for the public, this is how it will look after the completion of the road construction).
Secretary Ebdane said that huag nating pabayaan ang taongbayan na hindi nakakaintindi, may karapatan din silang malaman kung ano ang ginagawa ng gobyerno para sa kanila adding that the public should also take good care of these projects because these are being implemented by the President for their (people's) own good.
In answer to a query, Secretary Ebdane said the President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo wants that all of her SONA and major projects will be finished before her term ends in 2010.
I have ordered my regional executives across the nation (as much as possible) to finish the President's pump-priming projects on or before December, this year, he said. (PIA XI/with Rose B. Palacio) [top]