Joint DPWH-DBM Meeting Held

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) recently concluded their second Full Time Delivery Unit (FDU) Meeting at DPWH Regional Office VI.

DPWH Regional Director Wenceslao M. Leaño Jr. of Region VI, Regional Director Lea N. Delfinado of Negros Island Region (NIR), and Assistant Regional Director Jose Al V. Fruto, together with DBM Region VI Director Alfonso B. Bedonia Jr. and Assistant Regional Director Mae L. Chua spearheaded the said meeting. The participants of the meeting were key staff of DBM and several District Engineers from DPWH Region VI and NIR.

Highlighting the rationale of Administrative Order No. 46, s. 2015, Director Bedonia pointed out that the FDU would implement measures to improve the ability of government agencies to utilize budgets and implement projects and programs in a timely manner as well as facilitate project implementation.

“This is a great venue to discuss recommended measures to further improve our performance and to clarify issues related to lower than expected spending, among others.” Director Leaño stated in his welcome message. He is also grateful for this opportunity and encouraged everyone to engage themselves in this meeting.

There are currently four (4) pronged measures of A.O. No. 46 – the prompt budget execution, the procurement measures, full-time delivery unit or the execution and delivery of services, outputs and outcomes and troubleshoot bottlenecks and delays; and reporting or submission at the end of every quarter to DBM and identify problems and issues and work on how to address them.

In addition, the District Engineering Offices (DEO) of Region 6 and NIR presented their projects’ physical accomplishments and reasons for variances and their action plans. The DPWH Financial Management Division also discussed the Financial Status Report.

This 2nd FDU would fortify DPWH and DBM to work closely for quarterly monitoring and evaluation of project execution and to facilitate remedial measures to address problems and issues as both agencies play a vital role in realizing the intended socio-economic goals of the government.