FROM Palo, Leyte, Engineer Najib D. Dilangalen, CEO VI, Assistant Director for Region 8 of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), travelled to Cotabato City to meet friends ahead of his assumption to a new post.
Dilangalen said he would fly back Sunday to Manila before assuming his new position as Regional Director of the DPWH Project Management Office (PMO) for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).
He said he is being thankful and will ever be grateful to newly appointed DPWH Secretary Roger Mercado, and Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain for the Special Order covering his new tour of duty.
Dilangalen said he would go over the organizational structure of the new office created for DPWH functions and mandates not devolved to BARMM -- like national highway road and bridge construction projects, as well as the highways maintenance programs of national road networks within BARMM.
He said he would then proceed to organize field works for inventory of road networks that would fall under the jurisdiction of the newly created DPWH-PMO RO for BARMM, under the direct operational supervision of Sadain.
Dilangalen said Sadain will also determine the permanent office of the DPWH PMO RO for BARMM, as to whether it will be situated in Zamboanga City or in Cotabato City, or in both cities.
He said after his meeting with Sadain in his first week in office, he will pay a courtesy call and possibly discuss common concerns with BARMM Public Works Minister Eduard Uy Guerra in the latter's office in Cotabato City.
Thence, Dilangalen said, he will meet stakeholders on the functions, mandates, and technical jurisdictions, as well as other concerns and development goals of the new office.
Engineer Dilangalen disclosed this in a low-key lunch meeting he had invited this writer to with his family. I almost felt flattered by the hosting which took place ahead of his scheduled assumption to office, and even predated his courtesy calls with Bangsamoro officials.
It was this writer’s first time to meet his family of professionals: his unassuming wife Bai Liah Nur; Dr. Hashemi Nur Dilangalen, the only son, a CPA-lawyer daughter, and a daughter in-law, who is also a Doctor of Medicine by profession, like her husband.
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