The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) received the highest Performance Report Rating among all national government partner-agencies of Millenium Challenge Corporation which presented their performance report during the biannual Public Governance Forum held recently. The DPWH is one of the pilot government agencies subjected to performance governance system adapting the Balanced Score Card rating.
The award called, Trailblazer Award, is given to participating agencies or units in the public revalida based on significant progress in the agency’s initiatives and scorecard. Last year, the DPWH has also received the “Governance Excellence Seal,” again the highest rating among participating government agencies, for its outstanding progress under its good governance program and an unwavering commitment to reform in the Philippine public sector.
According to Institute of Solidarity in Asia, the DPWH has demonstrated the organization’s continued determination to institutionalize good governance and deliver breakthrough results.
The DPWH garnered a rating of 9.08 out of 10 of its revalida report presented by Secretary Rogelio L. Singson before a group of panelists headed by Mr. Rex C. Drilon of Institute of Solidarity in Asia which also included Dr. Alexis Acacio of the University of the Philippines – Institute of Civil Engineering, Ms. Charie Villa of ABS-CBN, Ms. Marivic Añonuevo of Millenium Challenge Account – Philippines, Mr. Lito Madrasto of the Philippine Constructors Association, Dr. Henry Basilio, President – Research, Education, and institutional Development Foundation Inc., Mr. Edwin B. Villanueva, Chairman – VFL Advisors Inc. (a financial consultancy firm), and Mr. Mario Jose E. Sereno, Executive Director – Association of Petrochemical Manufacturers of the Philippines.
Secretary Singson reported on the DPWH performance on paving and upgrading of national roads, construction of permanent bridges, implementation of major flood control projects on major river basins, and other significant gains in its good governance and anti-corruption reforms under the “Daang Matuwid” policy agenda of the Aquino Administration.
In his message, Secretary Singson “firmly believes that while the DPWH continues to transform itself into a results-based government agency under a new era of good governance, the agency never wavered from its focus of delivering the right infrastructure needed to sustain the country’s economic development.”