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Gov't construction body to evaluate private sector projects too

Apr 25, 2019 - 4:20 PM

The Philippine Domestic Construction Board is also looking to increase its pool of evaluators to cover more regions nationwide

Workers remove the debris from the collapsed balcony of the Emilio Aguinaldo College building in Manila caused by the 6.1 magnitude earthquake as they further inspect the structural integrity of the building on April 23, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DBM procurement body bidding P198.8-billion contracts 'legal'

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:26 PM

Procurement for non-common use items of various government agencies can be done by the Procurement Service, says the Government Procurement Policy Board

LATEST ACCUSATION. Attached agencies under the Department of Budget and Management answer to House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr's latest accusations against Secretary Benjamin Diokno. Photos by Darren Langit/Rappler

COA finds anomalies in Supreme Court’s purchase of P7.9-M computers

Sep 25, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

House panel recommends charges vs Imee Marcos over vehicle purchases

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:39 AM

The House committee on good governance says the purchase of the 110 Foton minicabs were done without public bidding and through cash advances

IMEE MARCOS. Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos during House hearing at the House committee on good government and public accountability on the alleged misuse of the P66.45 million in tobacco funds to purchase motor vehicles in Congress on Thursday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Only 1.16% of disaster response items delivered to OCD in 2017 – COA

May 13, 2018 - 10:30 PM

The Commission on Audit says the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management should refund the Office of Civil Defense for undelivered items

UNDELIVERED. The Commission on Audit says P5.11 million or only 1.16% of disaster-response items purchased by the Office of Civil Defense were delivered by the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management in 2017.

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May 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

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AirAsia to give discounts for gov't staff on official domestic trips

May 02, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Processing and rebooking fees will also be waived, and 20-kilogram baggage will be granted

GOVERNMENT DISCOUNTS. As of end of December 2017, a total amount of P202.8 million has been generated as sales for the government fares agreement. Considering that these airline tickets were purchased 8% to 9% less than the regular price, a savings of P19.5 million was achieved for the government as of 2017. Photo by AFP

PNP wants 12,476 livestream-capable body cameras by June

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:45 PM

The police organization also wants computer sets, docking stations, and body camera streaming systems by midyear

BODY CAM. A Pasig police officer wears a local-government-issued body camera. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

P334 million at stake as PNP opens bidding for body cameras

Feb 03, 2018 - 8:22 PM

The PNP plans to roll out body cameras by June 2018

SMALL GADGET, BIG BUDGET. The PNP allocates a third of a billion pesos for body cameras. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

VACC, witness file complaint vs Aquino over Dengvaxia mess

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:35 AM

Physician Francis Cruz accuses former president Benigno Aquino III, his former officials, and others of violating the Election Code for launching the dengue immunization program during the election ban in 2016

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Not all projects are eligible for a Swiss challenge

Jan 30, 2018 - 7:36 PM

The Philippine president prefers a Swiss challenge for government projects, but the law says not all deals are eligible for that mode of implementation

SWISS CHALLENGE. Swiss challenge is when the government invites private groups to make competing offers, while giving the original proponent the right to match them. File photo

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Jan 24, 2018 - 9:12 PM

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Bidding for license plate production not rigged – LTO

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:58 PM

The Land Transportation Office says consultations were made for the estimated costing for license plates and sticker production

VACC alleges 'widespread coverup' of dengue vaccine anomalies

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption says it eyes filing a class suit against former and current government officials and Sanofi, the dengue vaccine manufacturer

DENGVAXIA. The world's first anti-dengue vaccine is administered to Filipino grade-schoolers under the government's school-based dengue immunization program. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Malacañang reminds gov't agencies, LGUs: Post procurement notices on web

Dec 04, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Malacañang tells government offices, GOCCs, and state schools to abide by the Government Procurement Reform Act's provisions on publicizing invitations for bidding and requests for expression of interest

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through a document provided by Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) Founding Chairman and President Dante Jimenez on the sidelines of The Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Abaya, other Aquino execs face plunder complaint over MRT

Nov 21, 2017 - 12:57 PM

(UPDATED) The other Cabinet secretaries made up the Government Procurement Policy Board which the Department of Transportation accuses of conspiring to favor maintenance provider BURI

DOT'r Usec. for legal affairs and procurement, Atty. Renier Paul Yebra (center), along with Atty. Giovanni Lopez (left) and Atty. Mark Steven Pastor (right) shows a copy of a complaint affidavit of Plundaer cases against former DOTC Secretary Emilio E. Abaya, Usec. for operations Edwin Lopez, former Usec. for Planning Rene Limcaoco, Former DILG Sec. Mar Roxas and some former cabinet members of the Aquino administration they filed at the Ombudsman on Tuesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Ex-agriculture chief Proceso Alcala barred from gov't service

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman, in two separate decisions, finds Alcala guilty of grave misconduct

File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Procurement, rightsizing bills tackled at 2nd Ledac meeting

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Amendments to the procurement law and bills to rightsize government are among the 6 priority bills that President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned in his second SONA

Duterte EO simplifies process for alternative procurement

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:03 PM

Under EO 34 government agencies no longer need to get an exemption from public bidding from the Government Procurement Policy Board if certain conditions are met

Several units of Armscor TAC Ultra FS .45 caliber pistols were distributed to the Armed Forces of the Philippines in a turnover ceremony led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Heroes Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 18, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Purchase, delivery of PNP equipment ongoing – Procurement Service

Jul 05, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Procurement Service an agency under the budget department provides updates on the status of equipment that the Commission on Audit says remain undelivered to the PNP

Need toilet paper? COA says Senate has too many rolls

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

It also has too many canisters of insecticide batteries and other overstocked supplies worth a total of around P1 4 million

11 Coast Guard officers linked to P27M in anomalous purchases – COA

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:20 PM

The officers including retired Rear Admiral Cecil Chen allegedly violated the Government Procurement Reform Act

176 China-made firetrucks of BFP defective, says COA

Jun 23, 2017 - 4:10 PM

The firetrucks were found with defective safety features and engines according to a COA report

COA: Delivery of P3-billion worth of PNP firearms, ammo delayed

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:58 AM

State auditors say there are firearms and equipment that have not yet been delivered for 3 or more years

Former Navy vice admiral gets 24 years for graft

Jan 17, 2017 - 4:35 PM

Retired Vice Admiral Mariano Dumancas and several other ex Navy officers are convicted of graft over the illegal purchase of medical supplies from 1991 to 1992

CONVICTION. Sandiganbayan First Division convicts former navy officers of multiple counts of graft for an illegal procurement in 1992. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Sandiganbayan justice won't inhibit from Elenita Binay cases

Jan 16, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The anti graft court s special 3rd division rules there is no basis for the former Makati mayor s accusation that Justice Amparo Cabotaje Tang has bias and prejudice against her

Dr. Elenita Binay also wants two of her cases re-raffled to other divisions in the Sandiganbayan

Bacolod mayor dismissed over illegal furniture procurement

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Ombudsman finds Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and 8 other officials guilty of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty

Leonardia is also set to face trial before Sandiganbayan for graft charges. Photo from Mayor Evelio Leonardia's Facebook page

Cebu Pacific to give discounts for gov't employees on business trips

Nov 28, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The Department of Budget and Management expects to save over P1 billion under the Government Fares Agreement

PHILGEPS. (LR) Arlene Tena, Director for Passenger Sales of Cebu Pacific; Andrew Huang, Chief Finance Officer; Alexander Lao, President and CEO of Cebgo; Michael Szucs, Chief Executive Adviser of Cebu Pacific; Benjamin Diokno, Secretary of Department of Budget and Management; Lance Gokongwei, President and CEO of Cebu Pacific; Bingle Gutierrez, Executive Director of DBM's PS-PhilGEPS; Agnes Bailen, Undersecretary of DBM; Flerida Arias, Officer-in-charge Director, Operations Group of PS-PhilGEPS; Rosa Maria Clemente, OIC Deputy Executive Director V of PS-PhilGEPS; Dalisay Dela Chica, Chief, Sales Division of PS-PhilGEPS; Leah Valdez, Chief, Marketing Division of PS-PhilGEPS. Photo from Cebu Air Inc

Ex-Comelec chief Abalos charged for graft over car purchases

Oct 11, 2016 - 8:30 AM

A bail bond of P30 000 has been recommended by the Ombudsman

NEW CASE. After having been acquitted from an electoral sabotage case and the NBN-ZTE case, former Comelec Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr (center) faces graft charges before the Sandiganbayan. File hoto by Jose Del/Rappler

COA: Office of the Ombudsman broke procurement rules in 2014

Sep 25, 2016 - 10:15 PM

UPDATED State auditors say the Office of the Ombudsman had unimplemented procurement worth P183 9 million or 65 of its Annual Procurement Plan for that year The Ombudsman says no procurement regulations were violated

CAN STILL BE AMENDED. The Office of the Special Prosecutor insists that the plunder case against several government officials can still be amended. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman

DepEd hopes to eliminate backlogs in procurement

Aug 04, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The Department of Education s proposed budget for 2017 is P571 billion and Secretary Leonor Briones says they plan to ensure the swift flow of funds

Duterte to COA: Lowest bidder won’t get gov’t contracts

Aug 03, 2016 - 1:24 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has told state auditors that he would not follow the rule on awarding contracts to the lowest bidder – which is mandated by law – as it is the source of corruption in government procurement

DUTERTE'S DECLARATIONS. President Duterte speaks to soldiers at AFP Medical Center on August 2, 2016. Photo by Robinson Niñal/PPD

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Jul 14, 2016 - 7:29 PM

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Criminal charges filed vs ex-VP Binay over Makati building

Jul 14, 2016 - 9:32 AM

3rd UPDATE Former vice president Jejomar Binay faces charges of graft falsification of documents and violation of the Government Procurement Act

CRIMINAL CHARGES. Two weeks after he steps down from the vice presidency, Jejomar Binay is slapped with criminal charges before the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by John Javellana

Ex-health chief Ona, two other former DOH execs face graft charges

Jul 11, 2016 - 1:06 PM

The charges stem from an anomalous P392M hospital project says the Ombudsman which has also ordered the 3 to be disqualified from holding public office

File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Puerto Princesa mayor, city officials face complaint over bidding

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Mayor Lucilo Bayron and members of the city s bids and awards committee face a complaint before the Ombudsman over an allegedly questionable bidding process

COMPLAINT. Puerto Princesa city officials face a complaint before the Ombudsman over the questionable procurement and bidding for heavy equipment. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman

Last minute, again: Comelec to lease more satellite devices

May 05, 2016 - 7:48 PM

Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon who dissented says of the decision to lease more BGAN satellite devices: Why only now?

LAST MINUTE. Headed by Chairman Andres Bautista, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) makes another last-minute decision: to lease BGAN satellite devices for the May 9 elections. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

PLM officials, ex-Corona lawyer, dismissed from service

Mar 01, 2016 - 11:16 AM

The Ombudsman orders the dismissal after officials are found to have illegally procured in 2006 a van worth P1 1 million

BuCor execs face charges over Bilibid project bidding

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:59 AM

The Ombudsman says that in 2012 BuCor executives split the project into 4 contracts to evade the required public bidding They awarded them to preferred suppliers who are also facing charges

RESHUFFLE. The reshuffle of prison guards at the National Bilibid Penitentiary is ongoing, says Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. File photo by Rappler

Graft raps vs 11 ex-GSIS execs over 'anomalous' project award

Dec 01, 2015 - 1:58 PM

UPDATED Ex GSIS president Winston Garcia a candidate in the 2016 polls questions the case s timing

SHORTLIST. The Judicial and Bar Council submits names to possibly fill the 6 remaining posts at the Sandiganbayan. File photo by Rappler

Mama Sita's president: We're strangers to the ASEAN market

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:00 PM

Yet we have to do it we have to nurture ASEAN even if we re strangers to each other Clara Reyes Lapus says and shares how Mama Sita is trying to penetrate the foreign market

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

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Nov 11, 2015 - 6:46 PM

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COA questions P24 billion worth of military procurement

Nov 10, 2015 - 9:14 PM

The audit review of 23 contracts reveals various deficiencies

IRREGULAR PROCUREMENT. The military failed to complete procurement documentation.

COA: DILG at fault for P3.8-B BFP procurement delay

Sep 30, 2015 - 2:31 PM

The Bureau of Fire Protection combats fire lacking basic protective gear

FIREFIGHTERS. The Bureau of Fire Protection is in dire need of more modern equipment. EPA file photo

DOTC invites foreign rail experts to maintain MRT3

Sep 15, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Department of Transportation and Communications says it targets to award the P4 3 billion 91 95 million MRT3 maintenance contract in October

BRINGING GLOBAL EXPERTISE. Aside from the 4 groups, MRT3's Roman Buenafe says 3 more foreign companies bought bid documents for the maintenance contract

DOTC: New long-term MRT3 maintenance provider in January

Sep 02, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The transportation department says it has invited several established reputable foreign expert groups to maintain the railway system for 3 years

NEGOTIATED PROCUREMENT. The new long-term maintenance provider will take over from these 7 multi-discipline contractors when their services expire in January 2016.

Where are we after Yolanda?

Aug 10, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Now is also the time to examine closely what worked and did less so and make the structural fixes required to further enhance capacity to respond and recover in the future


WATCH: Red flags in 'overpriced' Makati infra projects

Jul 01, 2015 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED WITH VIDEO Contrary to what bid documents show one contractor denies participating in the 2007 bidding for Phase 1 of the controversial Makati City Hall parking building

German-Filipino joint venture bags MRT3 maintenance contract

Jun 30, 2015 - 6:09 PM

The 6 month contract starting July 5 is the largest component of MRT3’s maintenance requirement

DOTC to MRT3 riders: 'Expect improvements soon'

Jun 17, 2015 - 2:25 PM

The DOTC makes the pronouncement after it awards 4 maintenance contracts with 3 more on the way for the much criticized mass railway transit system

MRT passenger holds on to the door signal light in a crowded train on a weekend.