Warning Against Bogus DPWH Task Force Against Graft and Corruption Representatives

The public is warned anew of unscrupulous individuals using the name of DPWH Task Force against Graft and Corruption (TAG) Chairperson Assistant Secretary Mel John I. Verzosa; Vice Chairperson Director Gliricidia C. Tumaliuan-Ali (Internal Audit Service), members Director Michael S. Villafranca (Human Resource and Administrative Service), OIC-Director Andro V. Santiago (Stakeholders Relations Service), and Atty. Ken Edward S. Sta. Rita (Legal Service) for fraudulent activities.

DPWH has received several reports from the Regional and District Engineering Offices, and contractors that received calls from fraudulent individuals posing as representatives or even impersonating DPWH officials using mobile numbers 09758247819, 09632779623, and 09150450695 to obtain vital contact information and to solicit money and favors from employees and contractors.

All unauthorized representation of the DPWH-TAG Chairperson, or any of its members without a signed Designation Letter is unlawful and subject to administrative, civil, and/or criminal action.

The public is urged to be vigilant and confirm the identity of every person they are transacting with to avoid furthering these deceitful schemes.

We encourage everyone to report similar or any doubtful incidents to the Chairperson of DPWH-TAG at +632-5304-3301 or via e-mail at tag@dpwh.gov.ph.