COA flags DepEd over P2.4B purchase of pricey laptops with old processors

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 08/04/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the Department of Education’s (DepEd) purchase of pricey laptops with low-end processors in 2021, transacted through the controversial Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management…

PS-DBM ‘operates independently’

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/02/2021

Last Aug. 27, 2021, resigned DBM Secretary Wendel Avisado told the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee that the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) “operates independently.” He explained that “we don’t interfere in their…

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