Cagomoc presides over the coordination meeting with
contractors at the DPWH Conference Room.
urges contractors to finish all projects by December 31, 2018
MAE ANGELICA R. COMOTA
July 11, 2018
CALBAYOG CITY – The
Department of Public Works and Highways -Samar First District
Engineering Office holds a coordination meeting with contractors on
July 6, 2018 to discuss the implications of the present
administration’s Budget Reform Program of 2019 to the implementation
of the District’s infrastructure projects.
In the absence of District
Engineer Alvin Ignacio, Assistant District Engineer (ADE) Denis
Cagomoc meets with the contractors informing them that the District
has received instructions from Sec. Villar, ordering contractors to
finish all infrastructure projects on or before December 31, 2018.
This is in light of the
government’s push to shift the budget from an obligation-based
system to a cash-based one. With this transition, all remaining
funds for the year will expire; giving the District until December
31, 2018 to settle all payables.
There will be a 3-month
payment extension period on January to March 2019 but only for
projects with 100% accomplishment as of December 31, 2018. Failure
to complete the project before year-end will result to rescission of
contract and blacklisting of the contractors’ license.
“We only have less than 6
months to finish all of our infrastructure projects. If we do not
meet this target, all of us will be affected. Our funding may be
reduced, hindering the development of the District as a whole. If
you have to work day and night, if you have to hire more men, do it.
Do whatever is necessary to speed up project implementation,” said
ADE Cagomoc to the contractors.