The Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Secretary and Special Concerns shall assist the Secretary in all matters relating to the functions, duties, and responsibilities the Secretary considers as special concerns.
He shall also serve as the focal person of the Internal Audit Service (IAS), as such, he shall have the overall supervision over it and shall have the authority to sign documents in relation to IAS functions, as reviewed and recommended by appropriate personnel.
In addition, he shall have the authority to sign verification and certification of non-forum shopping, in relation to DPWH cases handled by the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), including the necessary communications to the OSG in relation to the said cases, and lastly, he shall also have the authority to sign special power of attorney authorizing the Solicitor General and/or any of his duly authorized representative/s to represent DPWH in expropriation cases.
- DPWH Principal Representative to the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) of Commissioners
- DPWH Principal Representative to the Presidential Agrarian Reform Council (PARC) Executive Committee and Audit Management and Investigation Committee (AMIC)