The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) unveiled its first mural and integrity landmark depicting the history and transformation of the Agency through the years, on June 23, at Roxas, Isabela.
Aiming to inspire the public and young generation of DPWH employees, the public art project which was inaugurated during DPWH’s 117th anniversary celebration took more than two months of planning, designing and carving.
Isabela Second Engineering District Office Head Engr. Reynato Ubiña who conceptualized and designed the mural said “It illustrates DPWH’s evolution since it was created in June 1898 under the first Philippine Republic, as then Department of War and Public Works. The artwork does not only speak of history but a symbol of transformation and structural change.”
“We hope that this will inspire DPWH employees to perform further the Department's programs and projects,” Ubiña added.
Director Nerie D. Bueno said the mural is also a tribute to DPWH Secretary Rogelio L. Singson who started a new culture of professionalism and honesty in DPWH. The mural is open for public viewing.