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Do not deal with posers, Public Works warns officials

BAGUIO CITY—The central office of the Department of Public Works and Highways  recently warned the public, especially local officials, against alleged unscrupulous individuals impersonating DPWH officials and engineers and claiming to represent Secretary Rogelio L. Singson and other key agency officials.

These individuals have reportedly demand substantial amounts for flood control and other infrastructure projects.

Elizabeth P. Pilorin, Director of the DPWH Stakeholders Relations Service, said  the agency had been receiving numerous complaints from local officials that some individuals posing as representatives of Secretary Singson.

She said that while the department has issued warnings to the public on the matter, there seems to be local officials who give in to the offers of these individuals.

According to her, the DPWH is strictly adhering to a systematic procedure in the identification and prioritization for funding of major infrastructure projects to be funded by the agency during budget deliberations.

“Thus, it is not true that giving huge amounts of money to ‘impostors’ would guarantee the inclusion of their desired projects in the priority listings of the agency for the coming years.”

Pilorin called on local officials to directly get in touch with the nearest district offices in their respective areas of jurisdiction so that their priority flood control or infrastructure projects will be given preferential attention

Any demands from those claiming to be department representatives must be reported to  02-304-3370 or 02-304-3280 or email theory office at  [email protected]

Pilorin added that Christmas and election seasons are coming, some people have been scheming to get additional money.

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