Utilizing the Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) for the procurement requirements of several national government agencies may have to be revisited and stopped, not only to save on unnecessary expenses amounting to billions of pesos in delays and commissions or service fees.
Since the creation of the Government Procurement Service under the Department of Budget and Management, the PITC may have outlived its purpose. Initially, it was only used to circumvent the procurement of medicines, especially for emergency needs. But later, it has expanded into the procurement of other items like rice.
That said, it is only prudent that the government at least take a long hard look at the involvement of the PITC in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines.
In an interview with Senate media, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– removal of procurement powers from the PNP
– creation of an office on disaster resilience
– proposed cloud seeding at Taal
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Continue reading “#PINGterview: On Creation of an Office on Disaster Resilience; PNP Procurement Mess | Jan. 14, 2020”
In an interview on DZMM, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– On new corruption modus at the Bureau of Customs
– Gambling lords lording it at PCSO
– Swiss challenge for major infrastructure projects
Related: PCSO’s problems with illegal gambling operators
Quotes from the interview… Continue reading “Interview on DZMM | Jan. 29, 2018”
In the wake of contractors being allowed to bid for government infrastructure projects despite being blacklisted by the World Bank, Senator Panfilo M. Lacson sought to toughen the government’s procurement law. Continue reading “Lacson Moves to Toughen Procurement Law vs Blacklisted Contractors”
An upcoming Senate investigation into alleged irregularities in preparations for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit last January should prevent abuses of the government’s procurement law, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said Saturday. Continue reading “Lacson: ASEAN Preps Probe to Prevent Abuse of Procurement Law”
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson ended Year 2007 with a resolution seeking an investigation into alleged irregularities in the Cebu government’s preparations for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit last January. Continue reading “Lacson Ends 2007 with Resolution to Probe ASEAN Preps Mess”
Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson urged the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Thursday to investigate alleged overpricing in the construction of the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) and other preparations for the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit last January. Continue reading “Lacson Seeks Probe of Bloated Cebu ASEAN Summit Preparations”