The President’s men are showing how it should be done with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Bureau of Customs (BoC) achieving major milestones in carrying out the Duterte administration’s agenda on infrastructure development and good governance, House Appropriations Committee Chair and Davao City Congressman Karlo Alexei Nograles today said.
Nograles said the DPWH under Secretary Mark Villar has demonstrated sheer will and commitment in ensuring that infrastructure projects are completed on time and in less than a year, many big ticket projects are now open to the public.
Nograles congratulated Villar for the opening of the P1.22 Billion Laguna Lake Highway, also known as C-6 dike road, which is expected to ease traffic along C-5 and EDSA and reduce travel time from Taytay, Rizal to Bicutan, Paranaque.
“These are long-delayed projects which are finally completed because of Secretary Villar’s no-nonsense and hands-on style of leadership. He is very strict when it comes to compliance of contractors on their work schedules. This is the reason why the DPWH is inaugurating projects left and right,” Nograles said.
Nograles also lauded the BoC under Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon for finally breaking its collection target after seven year of trying.
Nograles said that the BoC’s success in surpassing its January collection target, breaching the assigned revenue goal of P35.509 Billion by P2.36 Million, thereby finally breaking the jinx that has hounded the bureau for the past seven years.
“The BoC has been very consistent in failing to achieve its revenue target. This is the first in seven years that the BoC has surpassed its target. This is really a huge achievement considering that the Duterte administration is just a little more than six months old. Indeed, the President’s men are showing their predecessors how it should be done to make things happen,” Nograles said.