Mel John I. Verzosa

Assistant Secretary for Legal Matters and Special Concerns


The Assistant Secretary for Legal Matters and Special Concerns shall assist the Secretary on all legal matters and special concerns.

He shall also have supervision over the Legislative Liaison Office (LLO) as well as the three (3) Department Legislative Liaison Specialist (DLLS) Positions and two (2) CTI Positions, which were transferred to the Office of the Secretary by virtue of Department Order No. 74, Series of 2019. 

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 and/or any DPWH officials or employees to represent DPWH in nonexpropriation cases, which shall include the filing of appropriate complaints or pleadings in any court, tribunal, quasi-judicial agency, or administrative body.



Other Assignments:

• DPWH Point Person for the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO)

• DPWH Permanent Representative to Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-Asa Council

• DPWH Permanent Alternate to National Human Settlements Board (NHSB)


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