DPWH-ARMM to hire 96 personnel PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 May 2014 11:45

The Department of Public Works and Highways in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DPWH-ARMM) will be hiring 96 additional personnel to man its two newly created district engineering offices in the region.

ARMM Public Works Secretary Emil Sadain said they have already started screening applicants last week through the region’s Personnel Selection and Promotion Board (PSPB).

Of the 96 personnel, 54 will be assigned in Maguindanao 1st District Engineering Office and 42 in Lanao Del Sur 2nd District Engineering Office.

There are presently eight district engineering offices in the ARMM, which is composed of the provinces of Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Lamitan and Marawi.

The two newly created engineering offices have been operating without regular plantilla, according to Sadain.

He said Lanao del Sur 2nd district engineering office in particular was being manned by a skeletal force for the last 19 years since its establishment in 1995.

DPWH-ARMM recently inaugurated its P5 million-worth engineering headquarters.

Sadain said the approval of the new plantilla by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) is meant to capacitate the engineering offices in the implementation of various infrastructure projects and the maintenance of roads, bridges, drainages and other infrastructure facilities within the territorial jurisdiction of the ARMM.

“The screening process ensures that there will be no political patronage and the new personnel will be hired based on merit and their fitness,” he said. ARMM Bureau of Public Information