NAVAL, Biliran, February 23 (PIA) – Right from the horse’s mouth, a key official of the public works department urged the public in a radio program to report to the agency he work any government infrastructure project believed to be constructed out of standard specifications.
Some key officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Engineering Office (DPWH-BDEO) were the guests to the Kapihan at Pulong-Pulong ng Bayan, a regular radio program of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) held weekly, every Thursday.
The DPWH-BDEO officials were Engr. Alfredo Bollido, chief, maintenance section, Engr. Reynaldo Penaflor,chief, quality assurance and Engr. Rosario Rosete, officer-in-charge, planning and design section.
“The public has the right to report if one believes that the government infrastructure project constructed is substandard” Engr. Bollido, who is also a graduate of law, said.
“It is one of the current thrusts of DPWH to accept suggestions, comments and even complaints from the public as part of the agency’s drive for full transparency”, he said.
DPWH-BDEO likewise put up a feedback and suggestion box infront of the office and assigned hotline numbers where the public can drop and call their suggestions, comments and complaints.
“What if portion of the wall of a classroom building collapses because it was built on sub-standard materials and can cause harm to pupils inside?” Bollido gave an example how important it is for the public to be vigilant on government infrastructure project constructed.
He even urged the public to see to it that government infrastructure project implemented in their places must be in accordance to standard specifications to avoid wastage of public funds. # (fj/rvictoria/PIA 8 Biliran)