“It is expected that more quality construction roads will be delivered to Filipinos, thus empowering and making them competitive.” Undersecretary Prudencio Reyes, Jr. emphasized as more and more government infrastructure agencies including LGUs express their desire and need to undergo a seminar workshop on Construction Performance Evaluation System (CPES).

Usec. Prudencio Reyes, Jr., the Supervising Undersecretary of the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP) clarified that “The CPES is a rating system developed by the Philippine Domestic Construction Board (PDCB) of CIAP in cooperation with various government infrastructure agencies to monitor and evaluate the constructors’ project performance”. CPES aims for the early detection of problem areas encountered in the project and to determine appropriate actions.

The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, a recipient province of the Australian Aid’s Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF), requested PDCB to conduct a Seminar Workshop on CPES to its Provincial Engineers’ Office personnel at Tubod, Lanao del Norte on March 10-12, 2015. It will bring to a total number of thirty-four (34) agencies implementing CPES, according to Engr. Leilani d.L. del Prado, PDCB Officer-in-Charge.

“The Philippines Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF) is a combined initiative of the Government of Australia (GOA) and the Government of the Philippines (GPH) in coordination with PDCB to strengthen the capability and capacity of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Provincial Local Government Units (LGUs) to deliver better roads to the Filipino people”, Usec. Reyes added.

Engr. Del Prado reported that based on PDCB records; there are 998 accredited evaluators as of February 26, 2015. The accredited CPES evaluators conduct an assessment of constructors’ projects performances with the aim to improve the quality and timely delivery of infrastructure projects in different places of the country. CPES Evaluators can also be tapped as trainers and resource speakers of future CPES seminar workshops receiving honoraria allowed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). They can also serve as third party CPES evaluators of construction projects of other infrastructure agencies aside from their own agency projects sharing expertise and experiences with them with the utmost aim to improve the quality of work. (END)