Case no.

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Mga atat sa DPWH bidding… Hoy! Nakakahiya kayo!

By Eralyn Prado from http://www.abante.com.ph

FACTS:

Tinawag ni Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III na kahiyahiya
ang ulat ng ilang district engineers at regional directors ng Department of
Public Works and Highways (DPWH) ang nagsimula nang magsagawa ng
bidding ng mga proyekto para sa susunod na taon gayong nakasalang pa sa
deliberasyon ng Kongreso ang proposed 2017 budget o General Appropriations
Act (GAA).

Kaya naman kinalampag ni Pimentel si DPWH Sec. Mark Villar na
imbestigahan ito at kung mapapatunayang totoo ay agad na sibakin ang mga
tiwaling opisyal na sangkot sa ganitong iregularidad.

“It is both shameful and deplorable why certain DPWH district engineers
and regional directors would already schedule the conduct of biddings for
projects that are yet to be officially approved by Congress and signed by the
President into law,” ayon pa kay Pimentel.

Ayon pa sa senador, “Kung may tara sa Bureau of Customs, meron din
palang obligasyon sa DPWH,” na ang tinutukoy ng senador ay ang ‘padulas’ na
umano’y binibigay ng mga winning contractors sa kanilang koneksyon sa
DPWH.

so. Secondly. there is currently offending the proposed 2017 budget or the General Appropriations Act (GAA) in the deliberation of the congress. idineklara na . Ngayon isa na namang reklamo ang ipinupukol sa kanya. 5 Tiwaling DPWH Engineer FACTS: Sisiyasatin din ng Imbestigador ang reklamo laban sa isang DPWH district engineer na tadtad na raw sa kasong graft and corruption pero nananatili pa rin sa puwesto. Case no. This act is also unethical. because. Aside from that. the engineers should work fair to others. Minsan na ring nasuspende ang nasabing inhinyero at kasalukuyan lang siyang nakapagpiyansa dahil sa patung-patong na niyang kaso ng katiwalian.Discussion The acts of district engineers and regional directors of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that to bid with the projects for next year that are not officially approved by the congress and the president was unethical. at first. there is also an issue that the winning contractors were giving illegal money to their connections in the DPWH. the projects are not officially approved. it was not sure if it will be constructed. because. Ang halos isang kilometrong kalsada na dapat ayusin.

regional financial analyst of the DSWD’s Kapitbisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Service (Kalahi-CIDSS) program. who had sued four social welfare officials in the Ombudsman on Friday.raw na 100% kumpleto. 6 Ex-worker bares faking of documents in DPWD By: Germelina Lacorte . Discussion The acts of the DPWH district engineer was unethical. the district engineer declares that the project of almost 1 kilometer road was 100% finish. Charged with falsification of public documents were Annabelle Jabla. Case no.. Kalahi-CIDSS regional community infrastructure specialist. hindi halos madaanan ng mga sasakyan ang kalsada dahil puro putik at baku-bako pa ito. Pero nang puntahan ng Imbestigador. but the truth is it was not totally finish and the vehicles almost can’t passed the road because of muds and depressions base on the findings of the investigators. because. claimed a former agency worker. in connection with projects’ implementation is a common practice in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). signatures included.@inquirerdotnet FACTS: DAVAO CITY—The falsification of documents. and engineer Santos Eusebio Jr. .

Baganga.” she told reporters here after she filed the cases in the Office of the Ombudsman for Mindanao. She said. Razon and Anas. only two workers were discovered in Compostela because it could be that all the others were ghost workers.” Obenza said. particularly in the construction of bunkhouse [for typhoon-devastated areas]. the main fund donor. long before Typhoon Pablo hit Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. Those charged with dereliction of duties were Priscilla Razon. June Sanchez-Obenza. . Perhaps. social welfare officials would also connive to forge documents to meet the deadline set by the World Bank. and she had witnessed some of these acts of dishonesty among officials. said the forgery of signatures of two construction workers in the bunkhouse project for Typhoon “Pablo” victims in Compostela town in Compostela Valley was among many incidents of falsification of documents by some social welfare officials. in Kalahi-CIDSS projects. DSWD officer in charge regional director. She said she opted to seek the Ombudsman’s help in combating the malpractice because the complaints she had earlier filed in the DSWD’s grievances and redress committee never yielded positive results. former community development assistant under the Pamana project of the DSWD’s Kalahi-CIDSS program. Eusebio. In justifying the charges she brought up against Jabla. “There are two issues here: The forging of signatures in the regular implementation of DSWD’s Kalahi-CIDSS program and the forging of signatures in the disaster response projects. the same thing happened in the past. Obenza said. head of the DSWD’s human resources department. in other DSWD programs. Cateel and Boston in Davao Oriental. and Loreta Anas. she said it was obvious the four officials were involved in a conspiracy at the government’s disadvantage.

she recounted how on Nov. Davao Oriental. “My immediate supervisor.” she added. Nick Digol. She identified Jabla and Eusebio in the charge sheet as the ones responsible for the forgery.” such as forging of public documents. the community process specialist. about a “commission. In her affidavit. and the central office is still asking us to wait [for the results of the grievance committee investigation] but are they really investigating?” Obenza asked. . whose signatures had been forged. Obenza said. Obenza said she opposed the move but the two officials retorted it was the only way to speed up the implementation of the projects in deference to the deadline the World Bank had set. Jabla and Eusebio ordered the forging of signatures of public officials to speed up the release of funds for Kalahi-CIDSS projects. when she confronted Eusebio about this. the official had told her he was “merely soliciting sponsorship for his daughter’s birthday. She would not name the public officials. “I decided to file the case in the Ombudsman because there are already a lot of things coming out in the media.” She said what drove her to sue the four DSWD officials was the hope that it would eventually trigger a wider investigation. and Eusebio. during the request for fund releases.” which the Kalahi-CIDSS engineer (Eusebio) had allegedly demanded. In her affidavit-complaint. 14-16. Obenza said the four DSWD officials “have conspired and committed acts of grave misconduct and dishonesty in office” and acts that are “criminal in nature. preparation and review workshop at Eden Nature Resort. but added she had documents to prove this claim. while Razon and Anas also allegedly played major roles in the misconduct. Obenza also mentioned a complaint made by a private contractor for a Kalahi-CIDSS project in Manay. She said the “commission” was about 10 percent of the total project cost.