The Undersecretary for Legal Services and Office of the Secretary has overall supervision and control over the Legal Service and assist the Secretary in matters relating to his functions, duties, and responsibilities, particularly, legal, personnel, and administrative matters.
He has overall supervision and also serve as the focal person of the Internal Audit Service (IAS).
Likewise, he shall also have control and supervision over the Legislative Liason Office.
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) which are not expropriation cases in nature, including the necessary communications to the OSG related to non-expropriation cases.
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 non-expropriation cases.
• DPWH Principal Representative to the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) of Commissioners
• DPWH Permanent Representative to the National Construction Industry Tripartite Council (CITC)
• DPWH DPWH 2nd Alternate Member to the Local Waters Utilities Administration (LWUA) Board