Remember when the previous president Noynoy Aquino was delivering his first SONA? Remember when he said that we, the people are his boss?
Well, today, the Commission on Audit exposes an almost P300M corruption in one of their projects.
In 2012, a program Kayo ang Boss Ko (KBK) Toilet Improvement project was launched by the previous administration. This is to improve and construct more than 1,000 toilets for the DOTr and its attached agencies.
In 2016, only 53.17% of the total plan was implemented “due to poor project management, project termination and abandonment by contractors.”
Until today, there are no inventory reports that were reported by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
“No inventory report on used and unused construction materials was provided to COA,”
The COA further said the DOTr-Project Management Unit turned over only four of the 45 memoranda of agreement as of February 22, 2018, while the remaining 41 “remained unacted by the recipients.”
It added the same findings were already reported in the 2015 and 2014 audit reports.
The DOTr awarded 17 different contracts to three suppliers at a cost of P182 million for civil works and P113.7 million for the toilet fixtures, according to the audit.
“No clear guidelines were issued for the proper internal control over the custody, accountability and reporting requirements for the aforementioned construction materials,”
According to the spokesperson of PNR, there are still issues that are being fixed before a proper turnover is done, which the DOTr have not put into action yet.
“Medyo may mga ilang issues kasi na inaayos muna bago ang turnover. Hindi namin puwede basta pakialaman yan na walang proper turnover from the contractors of DOTr,”
A photo was posted about the facility that was made in the Espanya Station PNR. The toilet had no partition and they are too close to each other.
But DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade vowed his agency will install partitions on the toilets of PNR.
“Lalagyan natin ng harang. Alam ko na titingnan ni (PNR) General Manager Jun Magno ho ito,”