DE Adongay on
planning and management on DPWH infrastructure projects
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,
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
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
“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
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