The Department of Industry (DTI), through the Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP), respectfully invites all members of the media to cover the activity below:

What:4th Philippine Construction Industry Congress
Who:Construction Industry Stakeholders
When:8 January 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where:Mayuree Ballroom, Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City

The Construction Congress aims to launch the Action Plans formulated through industry-wide engagements and dialogue among the various industry stakeholders to ensure the efficient and effective implementation of the Philippine Construction Industry Roadmap 2020-2030.

The DTI-CIAP with support from the Philippine Constructors Association (PCA), Inc. and Reid Foundation crafted the Roadmap which was launched on March 2019 to:

  1. Take advantage and sustain the momentum of the country’s robust economic growth fueled by an upsurge in construction activities through the Administration’s ambitious Build.Build.Build Program; and to
  2. Institutionalize critical measures to accelerate the construction industry’s development in both the domestic and global markets
The implementation of the Roadmap is expected to increase construction employment opportunities from 4 million low-skilled jobs in 2018 to 7 million high-skilled jobs by 2030, and boost industry contribution to the economy from P2.3T in 2018 to P130T by 2030.

Kindly confirm your attendance to the event, on or before 12 December 2019, by contacting:

Mr. Khen O. Morillo
Email: and
Telephone No.: 8896-1833

We look forward to your participation.

4th Philippine Construction Industry Congress
Dusit Thani Hotel, Mayuree Ballroom, Makati City
8 January 2020 (08:00 am)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.RegistrationPDCB, POCB
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.PreliminariesPDCB, POCB
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Welcome RemarksUndersecretary Rowel S. Barba
DTI Chief of Staff and Supervising Undersecretary, Construction Industry Authority of the Philippines (CIAP)
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Introduction of the SpeakerSecretary Ramon M. Lopez
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
9:45 a.m. -10:15 a.m.Keynote MessageH.E. Rodrigo R. Duterte
President of the Republic of the Philippines
10:15 a.m. -10:30 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Part I: Action Plan Report
Policy ReformAssistant Secretary Mary Jean T. Pacheco
DTI – Competitiveness and Innovation Group (CIG)
Professional & Skills UpgradingEngr. Salvador P. Castro, Jr.
Chairman and President, SP Castro, Inc.
Government-Industry-AcademeDr. Pericles P. Dakay
Chairman, Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board
Construction Services Exports & OutsourcingEngr. Edgar Saavedra Chairman, President, CEO & COO
Megawide Construction Corp.
 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m. Lunch
 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Part II: Action Plan Report
Infrastructure Master Dev. PlanEngr. Isidro A. Consunji
Chairman, Philippine Overseas Construction Board
Modernization and DigitizationUndersecretary Maria Catalina E. Cabral
Department of Public Works and Highways
Communications PlanEngr. Liberito V. Espiritu
Chairman & Chief Operating Officer, DATEM, Inc.
CIAP RevitalizationDr. Thomas G. Aquino
Chairman, REID Foundation
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.SynthesisDr. Ronilo Balbieran
Vice President for Operations, REID Foundation
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Commitment Signing
4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Awarding of Best CPES Implementing Agencies and Winners of the 1st Philippine BIM CompetitionPDCB Chairman & Members – CPES awardees

POCB Chairman & Members – BIM Competition winners

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Closing remarksEngr. Morris S. Agoncillo
President, Philippine Constructors Association (PCA)
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Cocktails

Host: Daniela Laurel, Ph.D.