Linggo, Enero 14, 2018

Contractors, Gov’t Officials Tell-All How Ph is robbed

 By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Two contractors made a “tell-all” how public officials made a cut on government projects.
The contractor, who asked anonymity, cited that a greedy congressman in Northern Luzon asked 30 percent of the entire contract in a bidding he won either at the Departments of Public Works & Highway, Education, Agriculture, Agrarian Reform, Environment & Natural Resources, or the National Irrigation Administration.Image result for corrupt contractors
“We squirmed and wiggled earning these days a reasonable profit because at the DPWH alone we have to give seven percent to the District Engineer and his people and we have to give three to five percent of the profit to the two losing bidders who played moro-moro to the favored bidder of the congressman who wins the bid,” he cited.
Another builder, who also asked not to be named, disclosed how another lady mayor was chided by the spouse of a member of the House of Representatives because she did not inform the solon that the projects she followed up for sometimes and successfully won approval with the national officials in Manila had been deposited by the Department of Budget & Management to her town’s credit in a government bank.
“Mas okay ang congressman namin dito. Pag kami ang nakakuha ng project sa national hindi na siya nakiki-alam  sa amin kaya sa amin na ang SOP,” a mayor quipped when he heard the narration.
S.O.P is an awkward acronym for Standard Operating Procedure how the loot is divided through percentages among the “vultures” in the public service.