P1B lost to overpriced PPE deals? File charges, Palace tells Hontiveros

Darryl John Esguerra - Reporter / @DJEsguerraINQ 09/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday called on Senator Risa Hontiveros to file appropriate charges if she has enough evidence to show that the government purchased five million imported personal protective equipment (PPEs) sets from the months…

Drilon questions procurement of ‘overpriced’ medical supplies

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/14/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday flagged the government’s procurement of medical supplies, which he said were allegedly overpriced by P415.2 million. During the Senate deliberations on the proposed budget of the Department…

COA tells Capitol to deduct excess in ‘overpriced’ Tuburan road project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has asked the Cebu provincial government to deduct about P2.7 million from the remaining collectible of the contractor of a road concreting project in Tuburan town after it…

Duterte takes responsibility for ‘expensive’ DOH purchases

Julie M. Aurelio - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte took responsibility for the “expensive” equipment purchases made by the Department of Health (DOH) to help the country stop the spread of the new coronavirus, but he ordered the investigation of…

Another online seller busted for selling overpriced alcohol

Alven Marie A. Timtim and Paul Lauro 03/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Another online seller was arrested for allegedly selling bottles of overpriced alcohol at around 11 a.m. of March 28, 2020 in a parking lot of a Mandaue City mall. Eric Egas Pollescas of…

Public urged: Don’t buy paper face masks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Office is encouraging the public to shun the use of paper masks as a precautionary measure for the 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCov).  Cebu City Health Officer Daisy Villa said that…

Three pharmacies in Cebu City asked to explain for selling overpriced face masks

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Three commercial pharmacies in downtown Cebu City are being investigated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) after they have been found with overpriced N95 and surgical face masks. The City Market…

Graft case against former Lapu-Lapu Mayor Arturo Radaza, 16 others junked

Norman V. Mendoza 10/18/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Former Lapu-Lapu City mayor Arturo Radaza and 16 others were acquitted of  graft charges involving alleged purchase of overpriced computers in 2005. The decision of the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division was released today,…

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