Tag: DPWH

Ping: DPWH Road Project sa CAR, Kulang sa Plano Kaya Lustay Pondo Na, Buwis Buhay Pa

Kahit sangkaterbang pera na ng pamahalaan ang nagagastos para rito, mananatili pa ring panganib sa buhay ng mga motorista at publiko ang isang kalsadang proyekto ng Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) sa Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), dahil sa kakulangan ng pagpaplano.

Ito ang isiniwalat ni Senador Panfilo Lacson sa pagdinig ng Senado sa panukalang badyet ng ahensiya para sa susunod na taon, na personal na dinaluhan ni Secretary Mark Villar.

Partikular na tinukoy ni Lacson ang Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Circumferential Road matapos na magsagawa ng malalimang imbestigasyon at pag-aaral ang kanyang tanggapan.

Humigit-kumulang P1.84 bilyon na ang nailaan sa nabanggit na proyekto mula noong 2017, kabilang na rito ang P590 milyon para sa susunod na taon.

Related:
Lacson: Lack of Planning in DPWH Cordillera Road Project Can Waste Funds, Cost Lives
At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects

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Lacson: Lack of Planning in DPWH Cordillera Road Project Can Waste Funds, Cost Lives

Wasting taxpayers’ money is bad enough, but potentially endangering lives is worse.

Yet, this could be the fate of multibillion-peso infrastructure projects that lack planning – such as the Baguio-La Trinidad-Itogon-Sablan-Tuba-Tublay (BLISTT) Circumferential Road in the Cordillera Administrative Region, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said.

“It’s bad enough that we lose money to corruption. It’s worse if we lose more due to lack of planning and preparation – or simply put, incompetence. We should take all possible factors into consideration,” Lacson said at the Senate committee hearing on the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways for 2019.

“While there is no doubt road projects such as the BLISTT are important as they promise shorter travel time and stimulation of economic activity, there should have been planning to address various concerns, such as safety,” he added.

Related:
Ping: DPWH CAR Road Project, Kulang sa Plano Kaya Lustay Pondo Na, Buwis Buhay Pa
At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects

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At a Glance: Issues Hounding the DPWH’s Sariaya, BLISTT Projects

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At the Senate hearing on the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways for 2019, Sen. Lacson pointed out the need to ensure safety measures in implementing major projects such as BLISTT. “It’s bad enough we lose money to corruption. It’s worse if we lose more to lack of planning and preparation, or simply put, incompetence.”

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Interview on DZRH | Sept. 18, 2018

In an interview on DZRH, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– traces of pork in the 2019 budget
– vicious cycle of the pork barrel system
– ‘improvements’ in the DPWH’s procedures due to anti-pork efforts

Quotes from the interview…Β  Continue reading “Interview on DZRH | Sept. 18, 2018”

At a Glance: Questions Raised by Sen. Lacson in the DPWH Budget for 2019

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Tens of billions of pesos in Filipino taxpayers’ money may have been lost due to the implementation of road projects without first settling issues such as right-of-way and slope protection.

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#PingSays: Tens of billions in taxpayers’ money lost to right-of-way mess, ‘food crisis’, bombings | Sept. 3, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– mulitbillion-peso wastage of taxpayers’ money due to RROW issues
– need for government to shift focus to the economy
– possible food crisis
– on Pagcor action on PH offshore gambling operations
– recent bombings

Quotes from the interview…Β  Continue reading “#PingSays: Tens of billions in taxpayers’ money lost to right-of-way mess, ‘food crisis’, bombings | Sept. 3, 2018”

At the Hearing on the Budget of the DPWH for 2019

At the Senate hearing on the budget of the DPWH for 2019, Sen. Lacson noted tens of billions of pesos in taxpayers’ money may have been wasted on road projects whose implementation was suspended due to right-of-way issues.

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Interview on DWIZ | Sept. 1, 2018

In an interview on DWIZ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– theΒ Isulan bombing and Senate Bill 1956 (Anti-Terrorism Act of 2018)
– pork in the proposed 2019 national budget
– need for government to shift its attention to the economy
– President Duterte’s recent strong statements against possible abuses by China
– timetable of Senate relocation

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🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]

From ABS-CBN News: Sen. Lacson said some lawmakers do not coordinate with their own local units for proposed projects, which is the normal process for budget allocations.Β  Continue reading “🌐 Road construction without right of way: How ‘pork’ is inserted in budget [ABS-CBN News]”

Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018

In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Possible pork in the 2019 budget
– SB 1898, transferring police recruits’ training to PNP

Quotes from the interview…Β  Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Aug. 17, 2018”