Abolition of Road Board won’t solve anomalies–solon

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Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Abolishing the Road Board under the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), a move proposed by Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, will not resolve its past alleged anomalous transactions.

Eastern Samar Representative Ben Evardone said this Friday after Pimentel called the administration to “clean up” the Road Board as part of its efforts to achieve the “daang matuwid”.

In a text message sent to reporters, the lawmaker said he opposed the senator’s suggestion.
“I’m against the proposal of Sen. Koko Pimentel to abolish the Road Board because it will not solve alleged irregularities in the past, particularly the misuse and misallocation of the funds.”

“What is needed is transparency and accountability in the use of the funds,” he said.

Pimentel recently said that he has received many reports of irregularities in activities of the Road Board “especially during the previous administration.”

But Evardone believes that the present leadership of the Road Board is in the process of rolling out reforms within its ranks in order to halt the alleged misuse of funds.

“Road board funds which come from the proceeds of road users’ tax, can help a lot in the maintenance and upgrading of national roads if used properly,” he said.

“We just have to be vigilant against possible abuse of the funds,” the legislator added.

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  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Tax na lang ng tax – pero walang napupuntahan ang PERA NAMIN.

    There’s the income tax, the VAT, and the road user’s tax.

    Income tax should have been enough to maintain the roads.

    Dami tax dito – mag migrate na lang ako sa bansa kung saan maayos nag paggamit ng TAX KO.

  • tikboy50

    Noh ba yan Mr. Evardone…asikasuhin mo muna kalsadang SUNKAAN mula mc arthur to guiuan, ang hilig mo pumapel sa mga kung ano-anung issue inutil ka naman at TRAPO.

  • iping2sison

    Ayan, pumiyok na ang isang politico. Marahil pag inabolish na Toll Board, wala na mga kakutsaba sa pagpopondo at pagkukumpumi ng mga daang lubak-lubak sa Eastern Samar.

  • beer_leader

    bakit hindi ka naging vigilant nung panahon na kinukurakot ng mga kapwa mo kurakot sa Road Board ang mga buwis namin ha evardone? basta lahat ng pwedeng panggalingan ng kurakot niyo wag  pakialaman yan ang gusto mo .

    • mukhangaspalto

      bakit di mo itanong kay Sen Koko yan? bakit di siya vigilant nung panahon na “kinukurakot” yung buwis? opposition siya nung panahon ni GMA di ba? di naman kailangang nasa pwesto ka para maging vigilant, di ba? bakit ngayong panahon lang ni PNoy siya nagsasalita ng ganyan? dahil ba ngayon lang nagsilabasan ang reports? yun naman pala eh… bakit pag may anomalya abolition ang agad naiisip…hindi naman ang existence ng office ang problema eh, kundi ang namumuno sa opisina di ba? napalitan na yung namumuno ng opisina di ba? bakit kailangan i-abolish?…pano na lang ang mga ordinaryong government employees diyan sa Board na hindi naman kasama sa sinasabi mong “kurapsyon”? saan na sila papagtrabahuhin? 

      • popeyee

        Kasi tatakbo sa election. Pag may ganitong balita, libre ang media coverage at pogi points…trapo at its best..

      • beer_leader

        basahin mo nga mabuti komento ko @mukhangaspalto baka d ako mkapagpigil me makutusan lang ako.uutusan mo pa ako magtanong sa mga pare parehong trapo.bakit di mo itanong mag isa tutal mukhang ma epal ka masyado.

  • vaporub123

    just abolish it.without these road funds which should be use to repair the road networks there will be no corruption.nandiyan naman ang dpwh bakit kailangan pa ng road board?siguro kaya ayaw ipapaabolish ni ben evardone kasi mawawalaan sya ng commission?di kaya?

  • turkak

    Akala ko ba kaya nilagay ni Panot si Singson sa DPWH ay para linisin ang DPWH ? so ngayon lumalabas na inutil talaga ang pamahalaan na ito magaling lang mambola ng mga mamayan. Wala rin palang kakayahan !!!! Kung ano ang puno siya ang bunga !!!  hahahahahahaha

    Naglilinis linisan lang pala si Abnoy noynoy !!! hahahahahahahahaaha !!! Tama ang hinala ko hahahahah na ang daang matuwid ay puno ng lubak. Ayan tuloy ang lakad ni noynoy paengkang engkang.

  • PH2011

    The legislator who opposed the abolition is a former GMA ally.

    He wants to be vigilant now, but he’s not vigilant during GMA era.

    What a pity,  he is a representative from Samar Island. A place which has been denied of  good roads. Though funding had been allocated to those roads since Marcos Sr. years.

    In short, its a place with Ghost roads ( Ghost Projects ).

    Abolish this Road Board, fire all the corrupt officials of the Board. Better coursed it to DPWH mainstream or create a Malacanang task force for more efficient implementations.

  • axe musk

    Tong-gressman Eavrdone knew where the problem is, so why not share it to the proper gov’t. branch to be addressed??? Or you are in the said group making huge, huge profits for all the Road Board projects??? Which side do you belong Mr. Tong-gressman Ben Evardone???

  • Marcial72

    I konek niyo ang anomalous na pag gamit ng pondo sa impeachment ni Corona at tiyak na may makikita kayo.

  • popeyee

    Mr. Evardone, pwede ba isama nyo sa sinasabi nyong transparency ang kung papaano at saan nyo gingamit ang pork barrel ng mga congressmen..

  • magiting78

    Hindi sya sang-ayon kc mababawasan kita nya..lolz

    • sanjuan683

      Puro palpal naman si Koko Pimental nakakadalawa palpal na ito. Turuan mo nga

      • magiting78

        Yoko nga matuto pa yan baka sa huli gamitin nya s atin hehehe anak din ng Trapo yan kaya wala din matino n iisip yan….puro pakitang gilas lang wala nmn natatapos…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    “What is needed is transparency and accountability in the use of the funds,” he said.

    Sus, lumang tugtugin na iyan.
    Mahigit na dalawang taon na ang gobyernong ito pero yan pa rin ang kinakanta.
    Kailan ba nila sisimulan yang transparency na iyan; pag tapos na sila?

  • rouelcalzita

    Mr. Noo…ky, Evardone, do you have the “transparency & accountability” w/c you are talking about? Is anyone among our Congressmen possessed “the free of the quality of being fraudulent and responsibility to someone?
    Which our Congressmen have are “the quality of being fraudulent and not to be accounted for”.

    If a certain department is a full of anomalous transaction, the Congress should not hesitate to abolish it.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Yes I agree it must be abolished.  The previous corrupt GMA administration through the Puno connection milked the system completely.  Having collected millions and gazillions of money from motorist and still – the roads have not improved.  The millions ended up in fabulous yachts,  fast cars  and good looking women,

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