DPWH National Secretary Mark Villar and ARMM Gov Mujiv Hataman over a cup of coffee and ice tea together with Regional Legislative Assembly Speaker Datu Roonie Sinsuat.
Joining the coffee and iced tea session also were DPWH National Usec Yabut, Usec Sadain and Usec Atty Jimeno as well as ARMM executives DPWH ARMM Sec, DILG, COS and Fi ance Chief.
Discussed were how DPWH National and ARMM can work together to ensure development in ARMM.
Recent developments in the senate has required better collaborative planning and integrated processes between dpwh national and the ARMM in respect to ARMMs autonomous nature. ... See more
Philippine Civil Service Anniversary.
DPWH-ARMM holds mechanic and shop workers training
The Department of Public Works and Highways in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM), in cooperation with the Bureau of Equipment, DPWH-National, conducted a Training for Mechanics and Shop Workers at Maguindanao Area Equipment Services, Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on August 22-24, 2017.
The training focused on imparting comprehensive knowledge and best practices on the various procedures on work steps needed in conducting equipment preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance and the corresponding functionality testing.
Regional Secretary Don Mustapha Loong, in his welcome address, said that the training is an important part of keeping the equipment and vehicles safe and in top condition. Moreover, it is essential to both agencies’ mission of providing quality equipment management services to complement the task of DPWH-ARMM in the implementation of infrastructure programs and projects.
He also added that the training has been apt and timely, seeing the need to properly maintain the brand new equipment acquired in recent years and maximize their usefulness.
Lecturing on their wide-ranging knowledge on Equipment Maintenance and Management were trainers from the Bureau of Equipment in Manila. These include Engr. Oscar Isidro, DPWH Chief of Equipment Operations and Maintenance Division; Engr. Roquito Consolacion, DPWH Chief of Equipment Maintenance and Management Section under the EOMD; Engr. Darenn Jay Alpuerto; Credit Officer Leonisa Dela Cruz; Mechanic Armando Acasio; and Mechanic Fulger Cube.
The training also provided the region’s mechanics and shop workers an opportunity to further enhance their skills in hands-on operation of land-based equipment. The regular application of basic housekeeping through the concept of 5S and the proper storage of waste materials were also discussed.
According to Sec. Loong, the work in equipment maintenance is an ongoing activity and DPWH-ARMM is looking forward to receiving additional technical recommendations and updates from the Bureau of Equipment that may become rules to be adopted by the agency’s Area Equipment Services from the eight District Engineering Offices.
By the end of the training, the ESU Engineers, mechanics, automotive electricians and shop workers were expected to be more familiar and have gained the necessary skills to apply with motor pool shop practices to comply with the requirements and standards in equipment operations, maintenance and workplace safety.
The three-day training is by far the biggest assembly of all mechanics of all Area Equipment Services of the DPWH-ARMM. ... See more
AWARDING OF QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE RANKING FOR DISTRICT ENGINEERS.
DPWH-ARMM Conducts Plenary Outbound Meeting
A venue to discuss means of effectively delivering greater performance and output for infrastructure development, this catapults the plenary session of ARMM DPWH’s 26th Outbound Staff Meeting attended by division heads, district engineers, regional, and provincial staff at City Mall of Cotabato’s Convention Center.
Headed by the agency chief, Engr. Don Mustapha Loong, the activity serves as the culmination of the five day consultation and valuation with the eight district engineering offices of ARMM as to their up to date accomplishments and status in implementing the various projects throughout the region.
Chiefs of different divisions and instrumentalities of the agency presented their consolidated reports that validates the accomplishments set through the entire region. It also includes the recommended course of action to be taken in facilitating speedy implementation of on-going projects and strategies to realign bottlenecks into accomplishments.
Ushered by the current phase of infrastructure reforms envisioned by the current administration in the national level, ARMM steadfastly copes up with the challenge of making sure each project implemented by the agency reach the most deprived areas of the region.
As Secretary Loong puts it, “DPWH national has started implementing the very same projects we are currently doing for the past 50-60 years. We are way left behind. But, imagine the challenge of making a difference. And this challenge rest upon our shoulders.”
He furthers, “We have introduced changes in our environment. The way we implement projects, from simple road gravelling to concreting of roads, from top to bottom approach in project identification into strategic planning that has empowered our planning engineers in planning bodies such as REDPB all the way from the grassroots, greatly provides all of us a picture that in ARMM progress has started.
The Plenary Outbound Staff Meeting serves as one of the agency’s frontlines in promoting transparency and accountability through deliberate project evaluation and assessment. Being one of the forerunners in effective monitoring and validation of projects in the region, ARMM-DPWH continues to utilize actual project photos, drones, and satellite imaging through Google earth mappings. This ensures that public awareness and compliance with standard procedures are strictly followed.
Secretary Loong, “This kinds of transparency has introduced a new system worthy to be acknowledged throughout the country and all over the world for these places proved to be difficulties due to its conflict vulnerability.”
The agency’s chief also commended the motivation of the employees to pursue in their working conditions despite the animosities present. Hence, he also explains the trivial conditions met by each district in the implementation of projects due to conflict and peace and order situation.
Nonetheless, the Outbound Staff Meeting also proved to be a venue in presenting a diversified E-ARMM system that displays all necessary inputs of all project implementations coursed through the agency’s mandate. Using the current feat of technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) highlights effective online mapping and technical data inputs readily available for the public.
To constantly remind each district engineering offices of exemplary performance, ARMM-DPWH quarterly awards each district with performance rating initiatives whereby stimulating eagerness and motivation to accomplish better outputs.
As Secretary Loong puts it, “The entire Outbound Staff Meetings conducted reinforces performance beyond what we are expected to accomplish.” ... See more
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