By NESTOR L. ABREMATEA
July 25, 2010, 4:38pm
CANDAHUG, Palo, Leyte — Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio L. Singson will start reshuffling all regional directors and other officials nationwide starting next month, said Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Eastern Visayas Regional Director Angelito T. Twaño.
Twaño has said his good-byes to officials and employees of the DPWH regional office here as he will be transferred to DPWH Central Visayas in Cebu City next week.
He said he is now preparing for his transfer to Cebu City next week and he will have a simple turn-over with the incoming and new DPWH regional director set to replace him.
He said his transfer has something to do with the appointment of Sec. Singson as the new DPWH secretary under the administration of President Benigno Simeon C.Aquino III.
Twaño has yet to reveal who his replacement will be. He said the reshuffle will affect all regional directors, assistant regional directors, district engineers and other officials of the department.
He expressed his thanks to all the partners of the DPWH in Eastern Visayas for their cooperation with the regional agency during his 25 months term as regional director.
A good number of infrastructure and development projects were introduced and completed during his stewardship. This included the completion of the Calbiga-Catbalogan road, Catbalogan-Calbayog road and the Calbayog-Malaga-Allen road in Samar; and the Agas-Agas bridge, the Abuyog-Silago road, and the Biliran circumferential road in Biliran island among many other bridges and school buildings in the region.
Earlier, former DPWH Secretary Victor A. Domingo said it was he who made a memorandum last April that DPWH regional directors and district engineers be given a tour of duty of five years in each assignment, which he pointed out was enough time for them to perform their functions adequately before being transferred to other areas. For Domingo, such transfer is necessary so that said officials of the agency in the region would not develop long-term and attachments to local political leaders.