I was reading the newspaper earlier and a DPWH ad caught my eye. The Department of Public Works and Highways has launched a campaign for the public to track the department’s accountability and transparency. Through its website, DPWH will regularly publish monthly status of infrastructure projects. I tried accessing the website but it’s down (they should work on that particular infrastructure) but if you want to check it yourself, here’s how:
- Go to http://www.dpwh.gov.ph
- Click on the “INFRASTRUCTURE” button and access the desired project information per region
Parallel to this, the agency set up its presence in social media.
Facebook – DPWH Central Office
Twitter – @dpwhco
SMS – Text them at 2920
There’s also the more traditional Hotline number (536-3477 and 302-9196).
I applaud DPWH’s efforts in ridding its image of being a hotpot of graft and corruption. Maybe by this transparency campaign it will remain in PNoy’s “Daang Matuwid.”