The award is the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive recog­ni­tion that the Davao City Water Dis­trict re­ceived

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WIL­LIAM SU­MA­LINOG Hol­cim Philip­pines Se­nior Vice Pres­i­dent for Sales

The Pres­i­den­tial Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Op­er­a­tions Of­fice awarded Davao City Water Dis­trict as the 2018 Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion (FOI) Cham­pion un­der the Lo­cal Water Dis­tricts cat­e­gory for its sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the FOI Pro­gram’s progress and de­vel­op­ment.

The award was con­ferred on Novem­ber 28 at the Na­tional Mu­seum of Fine Arts in Manila dur­ing the 2018 FOI Awards. It marks DCWD’s sec­ond con­sec­u­tive recog­ni­tion from the PCOO, the lead agency in the FOI im­ple­men­ta­tion in the Ex­ec­u­tive Branch.

In De­cem­ber 2017, DCWD was cited as the first water dis­trict to go on board the e-FOI por­tal.

As im­me­di­ate com­pli­ance to Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der No. 2 se­ries of 2016, DCWD’s FOI Man­u­als have been ap­proved for im­ple­men­ta­tion in Oc­to­ber 2017.

DCWD also in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized its FOI ser­vices with the des­ig­na­tion of FOI re­ceiv­ing of­fi­cer, de­ci­sion maker, and de­part­ment point per­sons to en­sure ap­pro­pri­ate ac­tions on all FOI re­quests within the stan­dard time.

Gen­eral man­ager en­gi­neer Ed­win V. Re­gal­ado thanked the PCOO for rec­og­niz­ing DCWD as among this year’s FOI cham­pi­ons across five cat­e­gories. He added that more than aim­ing for recog­ni­tion, DCWD is com­mit­ted to up­hold trans­parency in the pub­lic ser­vice through easy-ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion that may be needed from the agency. /

CHAM­PION. DCWD FOI com­mit­tee mem­bers en­gi­neer Jonalei E. Ber­mudez and Jade C. Veloso (mid and 2nd from right) re­ceive the award from PCOO Sec­re­tary Jose Ru­perto Martin An­da­nar (2nd from left), Asst. Sec­re­tary Kris­tian Ablan (right), and Un­der­sec­re­tary Ge­orge Apaci­ble.

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