of Biliran Circumferential Road (Brgy. Pulang Bato Section)
is on-going with 70% accomplishment as of May 31, 2018 along
with the other sections in Bilwang - Burabod, Mapuyo and
Kaulanguhan. This project has a contract amount of P125M
under 2017 implementation. It is target to be completed on
June 30, 2018.
DEO’s 2017 projects is on-going with 74.16% accomplishment
June 13, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
David P. Adongay Jr., District Engineer of Biliran District
Engineering Office is rushing for the completion of on-going 2017
As of May 31, 2018, the
Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District
Engineering Office has an accomplishment of 74.16% for 57 total
projects under year 2017 infrastructure program.
Out of the 57 projects, 52
are completed while five projects with an allocation of P50M and
above are still on-going.
Spilled-over projects of
2017 includes widening projects, rehabilitation of access road
leading to Naval port, and Rehabilitations of Slope Protection
Having a negative slippage
of 5.73% as of May 31, 2018, Adongay orders project engineers to
closely monitor on the projects for fast completion.
“Hindi ibig sabihin na
pag’pinabibilis natin ang trabaho ay dapat ma compromise ang quality
ng project, dapat nandoon pa rin yung quality,” Adongay said.
Meanwhile, Adongay informs
that starting 2019, the department will be implementing a
“cash-based appropriation” policy. This means that contractors’
payment can only be done within a 15-month period.
“From the year the project
was implemented and completed, contracts delivered at the end of the
year can be paid during the 3-month Extended Payment Period (EPP) or
from month of January to March only of the following year,” Adongay
said. This is in contrast from the present policy of the DPWH which
is the “obligation-based appropriations” wherein the inspection,
verification, and payment for contractors will run 24 months and
“This year 2018 is the
transition period for contractors to be cognizant of the shift,” he
According to Adongay, the
shift will ensure that agencies will focus on executing the budget
of the current year and not from prior years. This is part of
President Rodrigo Dutere’s Build, Build, and Build Program.