DICT Undersecretary Lamentillo Releases 2nd Edition of “Night Owl” Book

Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Undersecretary and former Build, Build, Build committee chair Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo, has released the second edition of her book, Night Owl, which includes a new chapter on the present administration’s Build Better More thrust.

Anna Mae Yu Lamentillo night owl

“Night Owl,” authored by Lamentillo, details the infrastructure accomplishments of the previous administration, particularly those of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) under then Secretary Mark A. Villar.

It is a report on the Build, Build, Build program, particularly 29,264 kilometers of roads; 5,950 bridges; 11,340 flood mitigation structures; 222 evacuation centers; 150,149 classrooms; 214 airport projects; and 451 seaport projects built over a period of five years.

In the 2nd edition, Lamentillo, who is now Undersecretary—and previously Assistant Secretary—of the DICT, included a new chapter to segue into the digital infrastructure program of the current administration.

“Night Owl” narrates how the DPWH, under the leadership of Secretary Villar, “was able to find solutions to lingering problems on the right-of-way, ghost projects, and unmet deadlines,” according to Lamentillo, while she also shares snippets of her own experience.

“Night Owl” is the first book authored by Lamentillo. It was edited by Manila Bulletin Lifestyle Editor, Arnel Patawaran, and published by the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation.

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