DPWH holds virtual flag ceremony amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Vincent Labial

Personnel of DPWH-Lanao del Norte 2nd District Engineering Office holds a virtual flag ceremony using an online video teleconferencing software in compliance with DPWH Department Order 35. (DPWH)

ILIGAN CITY: The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Lanao del Norte 2nd District Engineering Office (LDN2 DEO) conducted its regular flag ceremony, Monday, via online video teleconferencing to adhere to the guidelines set by DPWH Department Order 35, series of 2020.

Using only a skeletal workforce for its critical services during the on-going general community quarantine (GCQ) implemented in Iligan City and Lanao del Norte, most of its employees are now under a work-from-home arrangement. 

“We need to find new ways to connect with each other without sacrificing our safety, our colleagues, and our families.  As frontliners, we are mandated to keep our roads open and safe, so vital supplies like food and medicines reach those who need it the most,” said District Engineer Alykhan Ali during their latest virtual meeting.

With the easing of lockdown rules, DPWH has been given the green light by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to resume its road works. 

“During this global health crisis, we need to communicate with our people in the field, the contractors, our office personnel, and the rest of our team to ensure that the safety guidelines set by Secretary Mark Villar are strictly followed,” Ali added.

 In the fight against COVID-19, LDN2 DEO has fabricated and installed decontamination tents and portable handwashing stations in the quarantine control points of Iligan City and in the Provincial Hospitals of Lanao del Norte. 


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