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The Undersecretary for Support Services shall have overall supervision and control over Human Resource and Administrative Service (HRAS), Financial and Management Service (FMS), the Information Management Service (IMS), Legal Service, Procurement Service and the Stakeholders Relations Service.

Other Assignment:

  • Chairman, Central Bids and Awards Committee for Locally-Funded Projects
  • Chairman, DPWH PRAISE Committee
  • DPWH Representative to the Philippine Economic Zone Authority Board
  • DPWH Representative to the National Intelligence Board
  • Chairman, DPWH Central Office Grievance Committee
  • Chairman, Committee on the Relocation/Transfer and Facilities Improvement of DPWH Offices
  • Chairman, Complaints Validation and Investigation Committee
Contact Information:




Fax: 304-3051

  Undersecretary Jaime A. Pacanan



Undersecretary Jaime A. Pacanan’s vast experience in civil engineering, leadership and administration has truly prepared him to handle bigger responsibilities in the Department when he was appointed to the position of Undersecretary in June 2009 after his brief stint as Assistant Secretary since March 2008.

For 36 years, he served solely the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 8th Regional Office since his entry as CE Aide I in November 1973. He rose from the ranks holding various positions until his appointment as Regional Director of the said region in April 2004. During his stint as regional director, he administered the region’s thirteen district engineering offices in the implementation of infrastructure projects in Eastern Visayas.  

His resume is packed with trainings and seminars he has attended here and abroad. These include the 4th Civil Engineer Conference in Asian Region sponsored by the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council in June 2007 in Taipei, Taiwan; JBIC’s Help Catubig Agricultural Advancement Project Training in Japan in October 2006; American Society of Civil Engineer (ASCE) Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, USA also in October 2006.

He has also attended trainings conducted by the Career Executive Service Board – Problem Analysis and Decision Making; Executive Leadership Programs (GABAY, DIWA & SALAMIN); DPWH – Total Quality Management for Executives, Professional Growth through Value Clarification, Management Development for Executives, etc.; NEDA – Gender Sensitivity Training for Top Executives and Statistical Development Manpower; Development Academy of the Philippines – Disaster Management and Program for Executive Development; Commission on Audit – Fiscal Responsibility for Local Chief Executives, Administrators and Fiscal Managers.

He is affiliated with various organizations: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); President, Eastern Visayas Road Engineering Association of the Philippines (REAP); Regional Coordinator, Region 8 Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers; Acting President, University of the Philippines Tacloban Alumni Association For Public Administration, Vice-President, Eastern Visayas Executive Leadership Program Alumni Association (ELPAA); Board of Director, Region Eight Administrators League (REAL); Chairman, DPWH Region 8 Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (DREEMC); Treasurer, Eastern Visayas Chapter Association of Government Civil Engineers of the Philippines (AGCEP) and Member, Eastern Visayas Chapter Society of Philippine Accredited Consultants (SPAC).

His professional success did not make him forget his spiritual obligation, as he is at present a Head Servant Leader of Alagad ng Diyos Catholic Community – Leyte Samar Chapter.

Usec Pacanan earned his post graduate studies degree – Doctor of Philosophy at the Leyte Institute of Technology in 2003 and Master in Public Administration at the University of the Philippines, College of Tacloban in 1983.  He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Laws from the Divine Word University in 1973 and Leyte Colleges in 1970, respectively.

Usec Pacanan was born on January 15, 1950 in Motiong, Samar. He is married to Concordia Alday, a businesswoman by whom he has five (5) children namely Gerald, Genine Ann, Jennifer, Jackie Rose and Jim.


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