One of the agencies that the research focused on was the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). DWPH functions as the Government of the Philippines’ engineering and construction arm tasked to ensuring the safety of all infrastructure facilities and securing for all public works and highways the highest efficiency and quality in construction. As a result of the decentralisation reform, DPWH is responsible to plan, design, construct and maintain public infrastructure, especially national highways, flood control and water resources systems, and other public works in accordance with national development objectives.
DPWH is committed to transparency. It is one of the agencies that has been recognised annually by the FOI-PMO as the top-performing agency in the implementation of the Freedom of Information mandate. DPWH also proactively publishes crucial information related to open contracting, including the annual procurement plan of the national office and its regional offices, as well as the status of the implementation of contracted works.
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