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PNoy approves P10,000 anniversary bonus for DPWH employees

President Aquino, accompanied by Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson, views the photo exhibit on DPWH infrastructure projects after gracing the 115th anniversary of the Department of Public Works and Highways at the DPWH Central Office in Manila on Thursday. This yearâ??s theme is: â??Sa DPWH, Bawat Isa, Tulay sa Pagbabagoâ?. (Photo by: Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau).

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MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno Aquino III has approved a P10,000 anniversary bonus for all officials and employees of the Department of Public Works and Highways for this year.

Gracing the 115th anniversary of DPWH on Thursday, Mr. Aquino bannered the agency's P16.35-billion savings since 2010.

He added: "The DPWH has come a long way from its previous image of projects cemented by 'tongpats' (padded contract prices) and painted by under-the-table deals.”

He added that in a “fair society, we reward good deeds. That is why I did not hesitate to sign the P10,000 anniversary bonus for all DPWH officials and employees."

Aquino cited as example the Araneta-Quezon Avenue Underpass that was completed at a lower contract price of P430 million from the original proposal of P694 million.

"Now, if you see signages of 'Men at Work' - you can be sure that there are really architects, engineers, and construction workers who are working," he said.

The data at hand provide, he said, the “best evidence: of the 41,463 infrastructure projects in the pipeline from 2010 to 2013, at least 33,095 or about 80 percent have already been completed by the end of May this year.”

 

 

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