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Thursday, May 07, 2009


The Department of Public Works and Highways-Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) strongly focuses on the speedy implementation of the construction of priority SONA projects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for the North Luzon Agri-business Quadrangle like the Halsema Highway (Baguio-Bontoc-Banaue Road) and the Bontoc-Tabuk-Tuguegarao Road. 
Director Roy L. Manao reported to Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr. that the P1.959 billion Halsema Highway now has a 31.71% over-all accomplishment while the P3.289 billion 108 kms Bontoc-Tabuk-Tuguegarao Road  has a 25.84% accomplishment.

Director Manao is constantly pursuing these priority projects and personally oversees the implementation of these projects by making unscheduled inspections at the project sites. 

Since his assumption as Regional Director in early January, Director Manao has been administering the Cordillera Administrative Region with his objective to rally the office behind the battle cry of, " TEAM-CAR> " - transparency, efficiency and effectiveness, accountable, maintain lines of communications, change, action, resources.  As the head of office, he wants to lead by example, for his frontline supervisors and subordinates to emulate. For him, it is not enough that he gives assignments, but he monitors compliance to his directives.

In addition to these priority projects, the Cordillera regional office and its district offices continue maximizing their efforts in maintaining well all their national roads. They are also adopting the creation of Parks like the Benenas Park and the Panorama Park along Baguio-Bontoc Road which can be used as stop-over for traveling public to see the awesome and spectacular view they offer.

During the recently concluded 4th DPWH CAR Staff Conference 2009 held at the Mountain Province District Engineering Office in Bontoc, Director Manao also directed all District Engineers and Assistant District Engineers to coordinate with the provincial/local officials concerned in order to have a smooth implementation of all priority projects and also to avoid double funding.

"The Slogan of our Department is DPWH on the Road, so let our personnel be on the road, maintain the support staff and let all technical people work on projects," he said.

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