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DE Adongay on planning and management on DPWH infrastructure projects

David P. Adongay Jr. of Biliran District Engineering Office

By DPWH Biliran
May 6, 2019

NAVAL, Biliran – District Engineer (DE) David P. Adongay Jr. of Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO) delivers a significant input on the topic: Project Planning and Administrative Management during a seminar-workshop at the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) - Graduate School, Northern Samar at the UEP Plenary Hall on April 27, 2019.

DE Adongay, who earned a degree in Master of Arts in Public Administration and a Doctor in Public Administration on the said school was invited as one of the resource speakers to impart his knowledge on the said topic.

The seminar-workshop was participated by graduate students from classes of the Master in Public Administration and Master in Management Major in Public Management, in partnership with the Local Governance, Training and Research Institute, and in collaboration with the Public Administration Society and Community Development Society of the College of Arts and Communication and the College of Engineering.

With the theme: Trends and Updates in Project Planning and Management, Adongay highlighted his talk on the planning and administrative management on DPWH infrastructure projects.

In his presentation as a resource speaker, Adongay delved on four main characteristics of a project which is the objective, time duration, budget and resources. He also explained the 4Ms of a construction resources which is money, manpower, materials and machine.

During his discussion, Adongay emphasized the importance of the stakeholders especially the end users or the beneficiaries during the conceptual design and initiation of the project.

“By participation, they develop a sense of ownership that they are part of the project, if they are part of the project, they don’t want that the project will fail,” said Adongay. With this, the DE is encouraging its stakeholders to participate during the project’s conceptual design and initiation stage.

Adongay also added that the department has created an Infrastructure Monitoring Advisory Group (IMAG), a committee composed of several discipline.

“These people can help us in monitoring and resolving issues that affects the implementation of the projects particularly on RROW and other issues concerning project implementation,” said Adongay.

Aside from the IMAG, Adongay informed that all projects implemented by the department is reported through Project Contract and Management Application (PCMA), this was delved by the DE during his discussion on the topic to the participants.

“With PCMA, you cannot report on-going or completed projects unless the information or data together with the geo-tagged pictures are present,” he said.

“As ISO 9001:2015 Certified, all processes in the office are under Quality Management System,” he added.

On receiving complaint, the DE emphasized that the office adopts a client-focused center service culture in dealing with its clients.

According to Adongay, every time the office receives a communication complaint, it must be answered or acted upon immediately.

During the open forum, there were questions raised regarding the implementation of the projects particularly on the quality, the budget, and the time duration.

Adongay explained that on the part of the DPWH-Biliran DEO, the office is very much concern on the quality of infrastructure projects as well as the completion of the projects on time and in accordance with the budget allocated for the particular project.

The speech that DE Adongay delivered incorporates the years of his education in the field of engineering and public administration. In return, the participants are very much grateful to be imparted with such experience that will fuel their motivation to improve and succeed in their respective courses.

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