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Just do it C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 10/14/2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Just do it

Jonathan De la Cruz
So, what else is new? Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary and newly designated Presidential Water Czar Babes Singson has been quoted as saying he has ordered his boys to review the performance of contractors working with the agency on various projects whether locally or foreign funded after that scathing Commission on Audit (CoA) report advising that we have lost millions, if not billions, of pesos as a result of the department’s inaction (foot dragging was the term used) on the implementation of its programmed projects. Did he not utter the same fighting words when he first came blazing through his office? He did. But the CoA said almost the exact opposite happened on the ground. In particular, the CoA advised that despite the availability of funds the DPWH failed to build and repair infrastructure destroyed by typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” in 2009, some of which may have been destroyed earlier when Typhoon “Frank” struck the country in late 2008 yet..... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20111014com4.html

1 comment

Jesusa Bernardo said...

ano ba namang kapabayaan o kawalang pakialam sa bayang ito ng mga dilaw na pamahalaan na ito?

"Said the CoA: “No flood control project and mitigation structures were built in the aftermath of the storms despite ready credit. At least 79 projects which included roads and bridges intended to protect areas vulnerable to storms, floods and landslides ...to ensure that areas ravaged by Ondoy and Pepeng would be able to respond to similar disasters in the future.”

"Well, tough luck. No such work was undertaken by the DPWH even as at least P5.8 billion from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) was already in place precisely to implement the programmed works."

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