Politicians now banned from displaying their names and photos on billboards of projects

Politicians are now banned from displaying their names and photos on billboards of their government projects, reports GMANews.tv. Department Order 37, issued by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Sec. Rogelio Singson, provides for the revised Standard Project Billboard format which bans the use of the name or photo of any personality.

Singson said the revised format is in accordance with President Noynoy Aquino’s instruction to all government agencies to refrain from using his name or photo on tarpaulins, billboards and other materials bearing government programs and projects, according to GMANews.tv.

GMANews.tv reports that under Department Order 37, project billboards must contain only "the name and location of project, name of contractor, the date the project started, contract completion date, contract cost, construction consultant, implementing office of the DPWH, and source of fund."

Billboards should only be installed in front of building projects, and at the beginning and end of road, bridge and flood control projects, reports SunStar.com.ph. If a road project has a length of 10 kilometers or more, a billboard must be installed at every five-kilometer interval.

SunStar.com.ph reports that the public may contact the DPWH for concerns and complaints about infrastructure projects by calling 536-3477 and 302-9196. The DPWH may also be reached through DPWH Txt 2920: Type DPWH and send to 2920.

For more on this story, log on to GMANews.tv and SunStar.com.ph.

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