Bunkhouse costs surprise survivors



THE P47,000 KITCHEN and sink of the DSWD bunkhouse in Barangay San Rafael in Cateel, Davao Oriental. Even survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” who stand to benefit from the project are surprised by the costs. NICO ALCONABA

CATEEL, Davao Oriental—Josie (not her real name) was all praises for the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for allowing her and her family to stay in the bunkhouse that the agency built in the village of San Rafael here.

“Typhoon ‘Pablo’ destroyed our house, that’s why we are so thankful to the DSWD,” a smiling Josie told the Inquirer inside her temporary shelter, just one of the 10 rooms of the bunkhouse.

But her mood changed when told that she was living in a P550,000 structure. “What?” a visibly surprised Josie said. “This is made of coconut lumber and plywood,” she said.

When shown the bunkhouse’s cost breakdown provided by engineer Ramos Eusebio, head of the DSWD’s team assigned to build temporary shelters in typhoon-devastated areas in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces, Josie was even more surprised.

Outside the bunkhouse were residents waiting for their turn to receive relief goods. Some of them gathered as the Inquirer told them about how much the bunkhouses cost.

Its kitchen and two sinks, based on Eusebio’s budget breakdown, cost P47,388.38

“That’s just coco lumber and plain sheet,” a resident said.

“And the sinks are just made of concrete with holes in the middle,” another resident said.

The six bathrooms and toilets, three each for males and females, have a total budget of P65,425, also based on Eusebio’s estimate.

“That’s too much for bathrooms that have plywood for walls and basic toilet bowls,” a resident said.

“If the bathrooms have tiled floors and concrete walls, maybe it would cost that much,” he added.

Checking on Eusebio’s list, the residents were shocked to see the P63,107.23 budget for the bunkhouse’s “concrete slab,” or floor.

“How can that be when this used to be a basketball court?” a resident said.

The bunkhouse budget also included P28,602.77 for a “perimeter pathway/hallway.” When checked, there was no need for this as the bunkhouse was built on an existing basketball court.

The bunkhouse in San Rafael is just one of the 21 units that the agency built here and in the towns of Boston and Baganga, which were the hardest-hit by Pablo in the province. Thirty-nine more bunkhouses were built by contractors at P650,000 each. But the San Rafael bunkhouse is, in a way, different from the others—it was built by soldiers belonging to the 544th Engineering Combat Battalion.

DSWD engineer Melvin Cejas, who was in charge of overseeing the construction of the San Rafael bunkhouse, admitted that at least 20 soldiers built it. He said each soldier was paid P100 per day for 10 days for the doing the job.

DSWD records, however, do not show that there was payment of P100 per day to the soldiers.

When asked, Cejas pointed to financial analyst Cris Anne Pormento, a signatory in documents for the liquidation of expenses for labor for the bunkhouse.

Pormento, in a phone interview, said the payment for the soldiers were “lumped,” the reason the “P100 per day” payment could not be seen on the record. She said the soldiers signed the liquidation form after receiving the full amount.

Pormento also said the soldiers were not supposed to be paid for the job as this would mean “double payment,” them being government employees.  The “P100 per day” served as food allowance for the soldiers, she said.

Pormento said since food was not available in the area at the time of the construction because this happened just days after the typhoon struck, they had to charge it to “labor.”

DSWD records do not show food allowance was given to the soldiers. Also, nowhere in the two folders with 34 “labor” liquidation forms that the Inquirer checked on Friday and Tuesday, that the signatories have ranks to indicate that these were the soldiers.

Pormento said the soldiers were instructed to sign without their ranks to avoid questions of double payment.

Aside from missing ranks and “P100 per day” entries, the DSWD liquidation records for the eight bunkhouses in Cateel town also lacked the information that would indicate where the units were built. This makes it even harder to determine which documents belong to which bunkhouse.

The liquidation records show varying rates of P200 or P300 for labor; P350, P400 and P500 for carpenters, and a higher rate for foremen.

Lt. Col. Honorio Abenoja, chief of the 544th Engineering Combat Battalion, admitted his soldiers received the P100 per day food allowance when they helped build the San Rafael bunkhouse.

“We were in the area to help in the clearing of debris and relief distribution. So when we heard about the bunkhouse construction, we volunteered to help. While working,  they (DSWD) offered to give food allowance,” he said, stressing that the soldiers did not ask for it.

Told about DSWD’s records not showing the payment given to the soldiers, Abenoja said: “We do not know about that. We were there to help.”

Residents of San Rafael said soldiers were at the forefront of the construction of the bunkhouse, prompting them to question Eusebio’s labor cost breakdown that would amount to P70,000.

At the DSWD regional office, Eusebio refused to talk to the Inquirer, saying questions should be answered by the agency’s public information office.

Contrary to claims made by Cejas and Pormento, Mila Segovia, assistant DSWD regional director for administration, said Eusebio’s team explained that the soldiers were paid “cash incentive food provision.” She, however, could not say if this payment was reflected on the liquidation records, which were also signed by regional financial analyst Annabelle Jabla.

Segovia, admitting that the materials were procured “one-time” for all 21 units, also said materials for the concrete floor and hallway of the San Rafael bunkhouse “may have been used in other bunkhouses.” If it were so, then a bunkhouse somewhere in the three towns has a concrete floor thicker than DSWD’s standard of 4 inches.

Failing to explain where the funds for the concrete floor went, Segovia, also a signatory of the documents, insisted that a “post audit” will be conducted on the projects.

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  • opinyonlangpo

    They should consider also the circumstances. They are calculating as if everything is normal. Those people can not even build their homes assuming that road networks are badly damage and prices of labors and materials jacked up if ever they are even available. If it is really supposed to be cheap then why don ‘t they build it themselves. Even the two dollars extra allowance  for the soldiers were questioned. P65,425 for 6 bathrooms is a giveaway price, so are the other items. It seems somebody failed to get his commission and is crying bitterly to PDI.

    • Mamang Pulis

      tama sinabi mo–talunan na contractor yan–

      -walang papasok na contratista jan sa layo at baha—may NPA pa—may sop pa.

      • Boses Ng Mga

        Mamang Pulis, masyado ka atang concern sa mga crocodiles ng DSWD ah? Bakit kilala mo ba sila o baka isa ka rin sa kanila! Klaro na man siguro dito sa article na hindi kontrata ang bunkhouse na yan di ba? Ang nagconstruct nyan kung nakakaintindi ka ng ingles ay mga military (engineering brigade). . . sinasabi dyan na hindi consistent ang liquidation report sa kung ano ang natanggap ng mga sundalo! At yung tag 100 per day na actual na natatanggap ng mga sundalo ay wala sa dokumento kundi ang nakalagay ay laborers! may karpentero, foreman, etc… panglilinlang… pandadaya! AT sinasabi dyan na Php70,000 ang nilagay sa labor cost, na ang actual ay 20k lang. Lumang tugtugin!

      • Mamang Pulis

        sabi sa report ng PDI na madalas nakokoryente–

        –kung may pruweba madali lang yan–mag reklamo sa kinauukulan…sasamahan pa kita.

        sino ba CO ng engineering bde naka assign doon? –ipakita nila yun BOQ– kumpara sa actual–

        bka gusto mo dagdagan pa ng violation kung sumunod ba sa local BC, sanitary/fire code, OSHA, IBC at matindi—UFC jejeje

        show me the money honey—:))

        geh–next in line itawid mo ng ilog/sira sirang kalsada at tulay lahat ng materyales–tignan natin ang kosto mo sa handling iho…triple ba o sobra pa sa triple?  tignan natin ilang drum ng krudo uubusin ng M35, pagkain ng sundalo….

        ngayun iho—medyo emergency–kya  medyo hyper inflated ang mga materyales—

        kontratista ka ba? engineer? o usisero lamang?

        lam mo rin siguro yun cost of money dba?

      • Tell

        Bakit sa may ilog ba nila dinaan ang materyales mamang pulis? di ba sasan frans surigao via lingig? may tulay ba dun? wala na man. Kung may involvement man engineering brigade dito, well, that’s a good point, pero ang problema wala naman sila sa liquidation report at hindi sila signatories. ipaliwanag mo nga kasi parang ikaw ata si supplier slash contractor eh…

      • Mamang Pulis

        Bakit sa may ilog ba nila dinaan ang materyales mamang pulis? di ba sasan frans surigao via lingig?


        iisa lang ba ang bunk house na itinayo?
        isa lang ba ang rehabilitation program?

        ilang baranggay o municipalidad ang tinamaan?

        nagbabasa ba kayo ng jaryo?

        alin ang ipaliliwanag ko? di pa ba sapat yun nasa taas?

        kung may anomalya si engineer eusebio—sya dapat magpaliwanag.

        sinabi ko na mga ‘extra challenge’ sa paghahatid ng materyales.

        sige –aber–ikaw mag kwenta mula point A to B…kung hindi triple handling yan–swerte mo–may maliwanag na kaso pandarambong.

      • opinyonlangpo

        They are talking as if the roads and bridges were not damaged, as if no new rivers and waterways were formed. If they only know that even evacuation centers were buried in landslide. The donations are already in tens of billions and still they are saying its not enough, sometimes people have to go and see the extent of the calamity to know what they are talking about.

      • Mamang Pulis

        hirap ng natuto ng kaunti–akala alam lahat—may ‘daang matuwid’ pa nalalaman eh paapsok pa lang ng cateel o yun ibang municipalidad—ang hirap na kaya…


        ay nanggaling ka doon? so taga DSWD ka heheheh

      • Mamang Pulis

        ineng-taga DSDW lang ba pumupumta doon?

      • weng suarez

        sir mamang pulis taga cateel ako at sa boston nag work…ang nakapasok talaga sa mga devastated areas ay taga DSWD at AFP…yong c jenny cgurado taga DSWD yan at na-inggit kay engr.eusebio na kasama nya…wahaha

    • Boses Ng Mga

      Who said that to you that the road networks are damaged? Where in fact, the materials for these bunkhouses are procured in nearby municipalities? Bakit ba pag sira ang road, tataas rin ba ang labor cost? Sapat na ba na batayan para linlangin nila ang publiko sa liquidation report?. . . FYI, hindi contracting ang bunkhouse na sinasabi sa article, kundi FOOD for WORK! Magresearch ka kung ano yan bago ka magcomment ulit!

      • opinyonlangpo

        Just try digging a hole for six toilets and bathrooms then you will see how the costs were spread. Anyway this is just a follow up article because of an innocent reaction of one of those living in the shelter, you should read the first article then you will know what I am talking about. Your advise for research suits you better.

      • Tell

        Yes, I’ve read all the articles regarding all the DSWD bunkhouses, and I know what else are coming! Do you get my point sir? Why should I try digging when in the first place, the digging is not the issue here. If you get the point of the article, it says the inconsistency of the liquidation report to the actual rate they’ve given to the engineering brigade. 

      • opinyonlangpo

        So that solves it. You don’t have septic tank, you are probably living on top of the creeks of manila and your feces and waste just fall directly to the river. I understand your predicament. It really saves a lot, but its not hygenic.


        nako parang friends si mamang pulis at si opinyonlangpo.   baka taga DSWD sila at sila yong sangkot sa issues ito whahahha… got it!

      • opinyonlangpo

        My company do contracts for specialized systems, we do other jobs and disaster assistance only as charity.

      • weng suarez

        Reverse pyschology…c opinyonlangpo ay mukhang hindi taga DSWD, c Mamang Pulis definitely hindi taga DSWD. malinaw sa akin na c  Tell at Jenny insider ng DSWD at c Engr.Eusebio mukhang taga DSWD na pinag iinitan ni Tell at Jenny…wahaha…kawawa naman ang DSWD…

    • Twiteroso Guy

      Oist, saka tandaan mo sa article. NAWAWALA ANG BUDGET FOR CONCRETE FLOORING dahil concrete an ang floors dahil old basketball court ang bunkhouse! 

      mga noytards talaga, FAILUSOT

      • opinyonlangpo

        Say that again after you get involved in a disaster area if you are a contractor otherwise, the prices given are very cheap even in a non disaster zone. Anyway, do you have any idea how big is the area? If not then no point discussing it. Actually there were two sets from different contractors, their expenses is same except for the kitchen and bathrooms. Your name calling suits you better.


        hala namemersonal pala itong si opinyonlangpo.. ganun ka pala magcomment hindi intellectual conversant whahahah … kawawa… hmmm

      • opinyonlangpo

        Its nothing personal, I just felt its below the belt going down to namecalling. I asked my staff what “noytards” means and its berating(specifically directed also to your president), I wonder why you find that funny. Is it in the Filipino culture? Just asking.


      hmmmp transparency and accountability po ang pinaguusapan dito.  pera ng taong bayan yan.. at utang natin yan. at lahat tayo magbabayad nyan kahit ang mga sangol na di pa isinisilang…. kun biktima ba receive nalang ng receive at walang kakayahan o karapatang magtanong sa magkano ang tinirhan nila? its not the question of freebies darling! magisip ka naman!

      • opinyonlangpo

        True. That’s why if you have no experience in contracting, ask the opinion of one first. We have assisted one time in a calamity area in Pampanga and you will be surprise that the landed cost of a hollow block reached more than 24 pesos each from just a normal 7 pesos from our supplier just because the delivery truck can’t cross a bridgeless river. So your darling, think first before you spit out your comment.

      • Tell

        Well, let see kung ganun nga ba talaga nangyari Engr EUSEBIO? Huwag magsinungaling sa madlang pipol, mag mamagic na man kayo ng dokumento ano?! Siguro, magician talaga siguo gusto nyong profession, di lang natuloy weeehhh…

      • Mamang Pulis

        kawawang engineer—na intriga—hirap didikit sa AFP mahilig sa conversion ng gamit.

        engineer baka puede naman pang krudo ng six by yan iba jan

      • opinyonlangpo

        Aha, seems you are well versed with corruption.


        im from ingo there so i know how the prices. prices are still the same prior disaster. and cocolumbers were bought in the communities so cheap. bakit nakagawa ang IOM ng worth 200k.. basahin mo nga ulit ang info sa jan 15 issue. and we have informations from the masses. they actually begging for shelter repairs not bunkhouses. the point is kahit tumatangap ng aide may karapatan din malaman san pinaggagastos ng gobyerno ang pera at kun tama ba ang pinaggagastusan. we need clear liquidations darling!


        and we all have the rights becoz we are paying our taxes and debts too. got my point? be objective wag maging emotional. hahahhaa

      • opinyonlangpo

        I agree. Next time do it yourself with your emergency response team. But I think they were busy watching the news on how the victims were suffering.


        we are really doing great… diritso na kami sa communities and we have a very good credibility working with them… we are very much happy in our job working with the communities very participative at walang kurakot! 

      • opinyonlangpo

        Thats nice to know. Never been to that place though, they say its a high risk area.

      • opinyonlangpo

        Actually it is your mistake. If you are such that good, where were you when the victims needed you. All you are doing is just pop up from nowhere and complain. Next time there is a calamity, be ready with your material, labor and transport helicopter even if there is no cash advance from the government. Don’t worry for delayed payment, you can just come and complain in the forums. Anyway its understandable because if you really are a contractor, the other bunker lacks six toilets/bathrooms and kitchen with a capacity for twenty people cooking. REally its best if you do it next time, just be prepared with everything.

      • weng suarez

        kawawang ingo sinasabit mo pa…ms.jenny mukhang hindi ka taga ingo…hindi ganon ang thinking ng mga ingo…sa pagkaka intindi ko ang bunkhouse bilang temporary shelter ay purposely for them victims to plan out papaano sila magsisimula kasama na ang lokal at ang national na pamahalaan na tumutulong sa pagpapatayo ulit ng kanilang bahay.
        marami akong mga relatives nakatira sa IOM at DSWD na mga bunkhouses at marinig ko mga komentaryo nila in terms of amenities, quality at materyales favorable to DSWD in fairness…hindi ko na idetalye baka masira pa ang partnership nila (IOM at DSWD) at hindi na sila tutulong sa amin…
        naiisip ko rin kung sakali ang ingo ni ms.jenny na instead magtayo ng bunkhouse ginagawa nila magrepair ng mga bahay ng mga relatives ko…actually hindi repair kondi magtatayo ulit ng bahay kasi totally damaged…meron kayang available na sandaang mamang karpintero? 

    • Mamang Pulis


      hindi nila alam yun materials handling.

      mga tipong pag halimbawa natin na lang–

      kailangan  ng tower ang napocor para sa transmission lines o kya si smart/globe/sun magtatauyo ng cell site sa bundok

      hindi nila na imagine na madalas per sako ang bayad sa buhangin/graba/basi/cemento doon sa mag aakyat sa tuktok kung walang access o hindi kaya ng trak kahit na 4X4 pa

      kaya yun sinsabi mong landed cost—hindi nila alam yun.

      • opinyonlangpo

        I know. No point arguing with lay people. We have done a charity job before with similar circumstances and were also surprised how prices jacked up including labor but at the end it was all justified and reasonable. Those who were complaining should have offered to do it at cheaper price, but what is the point if they just provide the emergency shelters when the place were already scattered with human feces and for days people without bath and no place to cook their food rations, several nights sleeping with no roof . . . . If the DSWD will go through normal process for bidding, then logistical planning for winning contractor then mobilisation . . . .etc., maybe the winning contractor will just be starting now. The point is it should be there when the typhoon Pablo victims needed it , the soonest. Other will not even try to take that even for double the price, the contractor must be based nearby to be able to do it that soon. Its hard to believe that some even complain about the quality or lack of facilities, maybe they were expecting airconditioned townhouses with cable and internet. Some of these victims are really that ungrateful, some are demanding that international donors should donate more, some complaining about shelters, some held up food trucks and held them for ransom for something like ten thousand sacks of rice. People people people God have reasons for such calamities, reminder to be thankful for whatever that comes. I will not be surprised if their prayers are all complaints to God

      • Mamang Pulis

        exactly my point!–

        -isa pang ehemplo—ang mga donation ng world food programme–bakit kailangan ng mga AFP escort?
        kasi po– MAKA 2 KILOMETRO PA LANG SA LOOBAN–NAKA ABANG NA ANG MGA LADRONES!—ayos–ang bigas na hijack na!

        mukang bagito pa yun reporter–may ma ireport lang kulang pa sa research…


        pakiresearch mo raw ilang taon na sa journalism ang reporter. wag maging emotional at personal  po. gamitin ang utak!

      • weng suarez

        ikaw ms.jenny basahin mo nga ang article kung may substance ba…puro hearsays yon…sa bagay kung ikaw isa sa mga informants ng reporter…magsama kayong dalawa at gagamitin ang utak nyo…

  • Lorelei

    Ang kakapal. babawian din kayo ng karma at malulunod kayo sampu ng inyong pamilya!

  • scconcern

    File corruption case to the Ombudsman and ask COA to assist. Dapat may mapugutan…action kailagan.

  • kontra_boohaya

    Magic at its best.  Yan ang daang matuwid!

  • Mamang Pulis

    paano po hinatid yun materyales sa inyo? kahit na maraming coco lumber dyan?
    pag halimbawa natin–kung sakaling i-rehab ang iskwela–tapos kukwentahin nyo rin—naisip nyo ba paano dinala ang materyales? meron ba cemento na nabibila jan? ang yero? ang bakal? ang holow block? eh kung tatlong araw ang byahe? sa baha at bundok—meron pang NPA?

    eh kung yun pera donated? 

    mag rereklamo pa kayo?

    • winstoncdumas

      Eh kung sa’yo mangyari ‘yan?

      Hindi ka ba magrereklamo?

      • Mamang Pulis

        alin mangyayari sir? yun binaha o yun binigyan na ng bunkhouse para temporary shelter?

        maging objective tayo sa tanong sir? 

        alin doon?

        sa akin malinaw ang tanong ko–

        ngayun—kung ako ang binibigyan–magrereklamo pa ba ako saan o magkano ang halaga eh walang wala na ako?

        masyado naman ata akong materyoso–binibigyan na ako mareklamo pa.

        ngayun kung yun talunan na contractor ay gumagawa ng issue–andyan ang ‘daang matuwid’ ni pnoy–mag sampa sya ng kaso….


      siguro naman meron budget sa delivery.. .read the first article mamang pulis jan 15. sequel tong articles na ito magandang story ito subaybayan… nako baka nga may power play baka may sex and scandal issue rin dito …. wow lets see.

  • D_BystandeR

    The construction was done shortly after the typhoon and the circumstances about the procurement of construction materials are offered by those who try to explain the skyrocketing prices as probably the answer to the “strange” values of the finished bunkhouse with its accompanying amenities. If “monkey business” triumphs during normal times how much more during that period where there are plenty of “loopholes” to cite as probable reasons. It is hoped that the person or group of persons doing it can still sleep peacefully at night without their conscience bothering them, that is, if they still have conscience. Hehehe!

  • doublecross

    naku…may naamoy na naman …..
    dswd, wacth-out!

  • kurakut


    • Boses Ng Mga

      Paano ba makontak si Tulfo?

    • Twiteroso Guy

      useless din yang tulfo na yan. 

      Kakausapin ang e-expose nya gaya ng certain group of gov’t officials na drug addicts. Kung hindi ka magbabayad, ipapagpatuloy nya ang expose on TV.

      pero kung magbabayad ka, hindi na ipapalabas ang episode. racket din yang tulfo brothers.

      same din yung Punto guy and XXX and imbestigador. the same racket. 

  • Felimon Rodriguez Jr.

    dyusko ko po! si Dinky, pera talaga ang habol……obvious naman, di ba?

  • fliksho

    Again? My poor philippines!

  • Rovingmoron

    Palagay ko di alam to ni Dinky. Nag magic na naman tong regional director ng DSWD.

  • divictes

    The crocs are in a feeding frenzy!

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    No mercy, even in calamities, corrupt never ceased to amaze me.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    senate, congress, police, casino and even DSWD.  which agency, branch of government that’s not invaded by crocodiles?

  • Eric

    Husayan niyo yan…..kaluluwa nyo naman yan…..Kung naniniwala pa kayo sa Diyos.

  • Rally sa Chinese Embassy

    ang galing ng mga Noytards dito, jinujustify pa yung corruption

  • Joys

    hmmm…DSWD, gawaan nyo nga ng liquidation report na mas detalyado up to the least expense para mas klaro….this column said nothing about transportation cost and possible price change of purchased materials…audit nalang din muna lahat, before this goes viral (or is it too late na ba?)…

    • Mamang Pulis

      ang tanong–may pruweba na ba si reporter sa sinulat nya ?

      ipaskil nila dito yun approved budget at BOQ—sabay check sa actual.

      • Boses Ng Mga

        Maghintay ka Mamang Pulis! Initial report pa ito. Mas magugulat ka sa susunod na artikulo nito! Hindi lang yang Bill of Quantities ang mababasa mo! Kung gusto mo ng pruweba, punta ka sa DSWD! Baka kung ikaw ang pupunta dun, haharapin ka na nila ng maayos!

      • Mamang Pulis

        show me the money honey—:))

        basta next time–ikaw maghatid ng materyales doon ha–

        daan ka ng baha-ilog-npa-burak-troso

        tignan natin magkano yun isang bag ng cemento na binili mo sa patag pag dating sa site….;))

      • Tell

        Helo Mamang Pulis ikaw ata si supplier slash contractor eh?!!!! hahaha! 

      • Mamang Pulis

        :))—nagtatanung lang–masaya mag tanong

    • Boses Ng Mga

      Why? I know that you need to know about that. . . I hope you understand that the column only tackled about the labor cost and the material cost. You cannot add up the transportation cost naman siguro sa labor di ba? think of it! dinadaya nga nila ang taong bayan sa pamamagitan ng paglinlang kung sino man nakalagay sa sinasabi nilang nasa DTR dyan eh! 

  • kismaytami

    Double whammy sa mga biktima! Ganyan ba ang tuwad na daan?

  • Terence Dave Pelingon

    If it happens in the liquidation of MOOE for school supplies in no less than public elementary schools of the Department of “Education,” how much more with other agencies not involved in moral education? Corruption had become part of our culture


    Aba aba, saan na ang COA. calling COA tingnan na ang liquidations wag papagong pagong baka may magic ng ginawa ang mga mokong.

  • Sargo

    hahaha Daang Matuwad! hoy Penoy ikaw na ang pinaka corrupt kahit mga bikitima ng bagyo! bumubukol ka pa! makarma sana kayo! 

  • Pedro

    daang matuwid..?

  • playamoth

    Dept. of Social Welfare ang ngalan hindi makalakad ng matuwid sa daan?

  • Mamang Pulis

    mahirap pala mag dala ng tulong sa cateel—

    binigyan mo na iintrigahin kapa ng hindi naka tanggap ng komisyon….di ba engineer? :))

    next time—kung mag mamateryoso ang reporter—eh mabuti pa wag na lang tumulong ng ganyan–bigyan mo na lang ng pera—o bahala na  kayo magtayo ng sarili nyo.


      ay napakababaw namang comment ito… hello po gamitin ang intellect pagmag comment!

      • Mamang Pulis

        nabigyankasi yun reporter ng PDI–parang sila tulfo—

        o ano pa mas mababaw dyan ha? yun mag materyoso sa kakainin ng sundalo ?

        magkano ba kinulang sa liquidation ako na mag aabono…20? 50? 100?thousand? 1 million? eh kung para sapagkain ng sundalo yan walang problema.


        ay mayaman si mamang Pulis…. mag abono raw wow! san galing yan pang abuno mo ibigay mo sa DSWD para donation. heheheh

      • Mamang Pulis

        kung para sa mga nagbubuwis ng buhay—walang problema mag abono….dapat alagan din yun mga sundalo at pulis—eh ang alam lang natin panay batikos sa kanila—sila nauuna kaya sa mga disaster area–sila kaya nauunang mamatay sa pag gawa ng tungkulin…

        ngayun—kung sa mga magnanakaw–kay civilian o naka unporme—-ahh ibang usapan na yan….mag aabono rin ako—–pang hukay.

    • weng suarez

      may pera kasi sir mamang pulis sa bawat article na pinalabas sa kahit anong gaseta. syempre PDI medyo malaki yon… sa pagkakaalam ko mukhang per square inch o number of words ang kwentada dyaan…syempre dalawang bagay dyaan ang titingnan ng reader – nanggagamit o ginagamit…

  • Mamang Pulis

    kung may reklamo kayo sa engineering brigade—ihabla nyo ang CO–ireklamo nyo –basta ba suportahan nyo ng pruweba—

    tanong nyo kay engineer eusebio–

    sir–engineer–baka naman pina convert na yan ng army para sa krudo ng M35 at pagkain—

    mahilig si army engineer at navy cb’s sa convert ng materyales.

    di ba mga bok? 

  • opinyonlangpo

    It seems this is an attempt to discredit the DSWD, it will not even materialize as a case for the ombudsman. Its good if the contractor even managed to profit from this meager amount. Its cheap.

    • Tell

      Di niyo po ba naintindihan? The story is not about the contractor, its about the bunkhouse built by the Engineering Brigade. . . Na wala sa liquidation report po sir… Basahin niyo po mabuti, bago mag comment!

      • opinyonlangpo

        Actually it is your mistake. You should have done it yourself. And made it to satisfy all your wishes.

  • iamwhoiam

    Sobrang nakakapikon na ang korapsyon sa Pilipinas! Sagad na sa buto ang pagkatalamak nito! Ito ba ang matuwid na daan? Nagawa pang pagkukunan ng pera ang ma kawawang biktima ng bagyo samantalang milyon-milyon ang ipinamimigay sa Senado! 

    Sana may firing squad sa ‘pinas at ng maubos na ang mga pulitikong ganid sa kaban ng bayan!! 

  • Tell

    Oopss! Akala ba namin malinis ang DSWD! Naku, mag iimplement pa naman kayo NCDDP which is million dollar project, , , Suggestion lang po Sec. Dinky, linisin niyo na mga tao nyo dyan lalo na sa Davao. Kakahiya kayo para sa ahensiya. . . Huwag niyong dungisan! Ang lalaki nga sahod niyo eh kumpara sa ibang ahensiya ng gobyerno.  

    Engr Eusebio ipaliwanag mo to sa madlang pipol?


      oi sa news billions raw ang NCDDP… hala PInoy linis na! lalaki ang utang natin nyan.. lahat ito utang natin itong NCDDP.

      • Mamang Pulis

        wag mag alala ms jenny—haharapin ko rin sila sa mga susunod na araw–hndi yun dswd–wala–pang coffee lang yan–barya ika nga—doon tayo sa foreign aid.

      • weng suarez

        Please read the PDI News paper dated January 19, 2013 regarding P-Noy big ticket projects…mukhang hindi loan ata ang NCDDP….

    • weng suarez

      In fairness to DSWD ginagawa nila ang lahat para matugonan ang pangagailangan ng mga mamayan, at saludo ako sa mga taong kumikilos at pinapaayos ang implementation ng programa ng DSWD, mabuhay kayo…
      Sa organisasyon normal kasi ang discontentment lalong-lalo na yong mga walang ginagawa kondi magtsismis tapos maghahangad pa ng malalaking sahod…kaya totoo siguro ang kasabihan, kung sino yong pinopukol yon ang maraming bunga…
      Kung ako kay Dinky, suportahan nya ang sinabi ni Tell na linisin nya ang DSWD…pero uunahin nya yong mga tsismoso at tsimosa na walang ginagawa sa DSWD, at yong mga taong nag spread-out ng mga fabricated tsismis….

  • johnnyboyams

    Believe me… these corrupt agencies (supposed to help the poor) love when disaster strikes!

  • frankgz

    Walang masmagaling pang magnakaw kaysa sa goviernong Pilipino. How can you love these people when you want to rid the world of them. kaya napakaraming NPA


      like ko ang comment nito… kaya di pa rin namamatay ang rebolusyon!

    • opinyonlangpo

      I agree. And many make it legal too.

  • Mamang Pulis

    di kaya dinediscredit ng mga NPA ang pagod ng AFP dito?

    agit prop ng kabila?

    at sunod sunod ang pang haharass ng NPA sa mga tropa nag dadala ng tulong sa mga nasalanta.

    cheap shot—

  • Mamang Pulis

    karamihan nag kokomento dito hindi pa nakakatuntong sa disaster area at naghatid ng materyales o tulong….

    makita lang bloated ang figures o yun report one sided—sige banat!

    anu yan libre? 

  • Mamang Pulis

    Pormento also said the soldiers were not supposed to be paid for the job as this would mean “double payment,” them being government employees.  The “P100 per day” served as food allowance for the soldiers, she said

    at yun NPA naman–kumikikil sa mga negosyante–at kapag hindi nagbigay–susunugin ang ari arian mo o kidnapin ka pa

    ang tindi mo rin Pormento–100 piso pagkain ng sundalo–mag mamateryoso ka pa–akala mo ba antimano may mga budget yan kapag lumalakad?  isang daan piso pagkain sa tatlong beses sa isang araw…. ng sundalo…magrereklamo ka pa? anong double payment eh kung rektang pagkain yun?


       hindi ito issue about sa NPA vs AFP… issue ito na nasaan ang the rest of the money for the laborers… 20k ang sa AFP ang the rest of 50K saan kasi di maintindihan ang liquidation.. kawawang AFP ginamit? 

      • Mamang Pulis

        ok –sabi mo—:)) laki problema ni engr eusebio—jejeje

      • Mamang Pulis

        20K 20 thousand na kinain ng sundalo na tunutulong sa nasalanta?

        nagmamteryosa ka? 50k? 50thousang ginagawa mong issue?

        bakit ilan ba ang taxes na sinisingil sau per year? umaabot ba ng ganyan?

        ang NPa–nag babayad ba ng buwis? di ba sila pa may ganang mangikil sa negosyante?

        ang babaw ineng—eh gusto mo pumunt aka kay pakyaw pumila ka sa mansyon nila…..

        puede rin abonohan ko yan–basta sa pagkain ng sundalo–ikaw kaya mo yun? 

  • Mamang Pulis

    parang kang bibingka ngayun engineer—may uling sa taas at baba

    jejeje—kalooy sad.

  • ApoLapullapu

    Questionable deals of DSWD always happen during emergencies.  Remember the stories when Lahar flowed down the slopes of Mt. Pinatubo to Tarlac and Pampanga?  Department Secretaries come and go but the Career workers remain.  The culture in the Civil Service continues regardless of who are manning the top echelons of the Executive Offices.  The public, Media and the political opposition are more interested in the political appointees while the civil service employees are having a picnic.

  • Jasper Cuña

    i thought nasa matuwid tayong daan, kung calamity ganito na sila  what more kung everyday duty pa nila

  • miiron

    de lima should explain this.  i hate to say this pro parang bumaluktot ang tuwid na daan.  prang bumalik naman tau sa Arroyo days na walang sinasanto kahit may kalamidad basta magkapera lang!  hey Mr. Prez kindly look into this dahil ang credibilidad nyo ang at stake dito.
    regarding sa payment sa mga soldiers i think right and proper lang naman un. ano ba naman ang isang daan piso sa isang araw! ang CHIEF OF STAFF nga ni MANONG naka HERMES BAG at kung anoano pang high end items na di natin alam galing din sa kaban ng bayan ang pambili noon. systematic na kasi ang corruption atin kaya ang milyong ninakaw ng mga politiko d masyadong pinapansin samanta ang 100 pesos na allowance ng mga sundalo binigyanpa ng kulay.

  • dodot

    yan ang daang matuwid … style pnoy

  • johnlordphilip

    I’m sure local folks would know that the actual cost of these bunkhouses is just maybe 20% of the budgeted amount. So where did the 80% go? To whose pockets? Shame on these people who gain from the miseries of others!
    All projects handled by Engineer Ramos Eusebio should be investigated. If he can do this for a small project that suppose to help victims of calamity, how much more to big projects?

    • Mamang Pulis

      yun mga ‘local folks’—nabigyan na mareklamo pa.

      kung may komento kayo na maayos–ikaw na mismo pumunta doon at magtayo ng bunkhouse at mamahagi ng tulong—

      yun sarili mong pera ha—yun walang aasahan na bayad sa gobyerno—

      tignan natin at kwentahin mo yun gastos.

      kapag mali ako—may anomalya nga si engr eusebio.

      • sondo1968


        kalahating milyon para puro kahoy at murang yero na bunkhouse…

        eh ako nga sa halagang 3k materyales nakapagpatayo na ko ng garahe para sa dalawang sasakyan plus 4k labor (taga pa ito ha)

        tsaka pulis patola, hindi nagrereklamo yun mga local folks…nababahala lang sila nun nalaman nila presyo ng bunkhouse….mas magaling pa ata umintindi ang grade 5 sa binabasa nya kesa saiyo

      • Mamang Pulis

        nax naman si mamang karpintero kinumpara ang normal na garahe nya sa disaster area….magaling ka pala d  ipagtayo mo sila ng sangketrbang garahe—ilang bunk house naitayo yun budget?—saan ba nakatirik yun bunkhouse? sa tabing bahay mo o sa dinaanan ng delubyo?

      • sondo1968

         Naks din si Mamang Pulis !

        Palibhasa walang trabaho Utak Es-2-Pido !

        Kaya walang kasaysaysay ang mga pinagsasabi….

        hanep ah !  lahat ng article sa inquirer may comment  ka .

        Maghanap ka na daw ng trabaho, sabi ng INA MO !!!

        mahirap talaga pag palamunin, walang ginawa kundi humarap sa computer buong maghapon tapos ipapasok NPA !!!

        nak ng…ano kinalaman ng NPA dito?

        malamang nasobrahan ka na kakalaro ng Ti(2x) mo kaya sablay ka na din magisip !

        HOy ! Bawasan mo kakalamon !

        sa dami ng pwede mo gamitin na handle yun bagay na bagay pa sa laki ng tyan mo !!!

      • Mamang Pulis

        uy nag mumura–patigas titi ang puke ng ina—magaling at may taga sunod pala ako dito tulad mong isang kupal—oo tama ka–marami akong palamunin kaya kabisado ko kalakaran na hindi mo alam….

        simple lang yan –donate mo sondo mo kung kakasya–

        o nga pala—sabi ng ina mo  p0ta  daw sya at kasama at 

        sabay pa ng erpats mo–balita ko-tulak daw–ho ho ho

        bagay kayo ni nato…

      • weng suarez

        korek ka sir mamang pulis…affected din ako ng typhoon pablo…meron akong konteng pera ipamimili sana ng mga materyales kaso lang walang available sa disaster area…sa kabilang bayan pa ako bumibili…naturalmente mashort ka sa budget dahil mag dagdag kapa ng transportation at hauling cost…nagkaproblema pa nga ako sinong mamang karpintero ang available…

  • Joh Ker

    Demonyo talaga si Dinky Soliman… :D

    • Abdul Rashid

       Dinky dinky spider is GMA’s Secretary dati. Akala na niya hidi siya mahuli. Ang liitliit niya pero pag kumita nako. igyan nalang sana bungalow housing sikat pa sila lahay kasama na si Abnoy.

  • koo mug

    Wag dapat lubayan ang issue na yan. Hanggat hindi nahahalungkat pinaka ilalim ng issue.  kadalasan ganito lang sa simula at sasabihin, we will investigate this matter. Pero yung resulta ng investigation ib abaon na sa kalimot. I hope the media will follow up even small cases like this and see to it that there will be a resolution to the issue

    • weng suarez

      tama ka koo mug, pero ipauubaya natin sa COA hindi sa media…yon kung naniniwala ka pa sa COA…puede private accounting firm…kung sa media baka mag aggravate lang ng issue kasi hindi maiwas ang pinakinggan nila ang tsotsotero o tsotsotera hindi ang dokumento…

  • joboni96

    kaya tuwang tuwa mga politiko
    pag may sakuna

    kitang kita na
    mahirap pa i audit

  • joush charlie f. jirch

    .. . . . CONDUCT A POST AUDIT . . . .

    • weng suarez

      correct ka joush…kasi sa pagkakaalam ko dokumento ng mga transactions lang ang makapagsabi kung meron bang mga major at minor lapses… at saka hindi ganon ka simple parang bumibili lang ng kendi na walang kaakibat na dokumento…kasi merong sistema…maliban kung hindi tayo maniniwala ng sistema…yon ang problema…ano kaya ang mangyayari sa atin…

  • Charles Lynel F. Joven

    these blood suckers in government are probably grinning all the way to the bank each time a calamity strikes the country…

  • Mamang Pulis

    propaganda ito ng NPA.

    para idiscredit ang AFP sa ginagawa nilang pag tulong—kasama na yun reporter na sumulat dito.

    pulpol. [sorry fulps ]

    sumama kayo sa WFP at sa RED CROSS–malaman nyo ang gastos para pumuta sa isang lugar.

    bumili kayo ng construction materials–mag renta kayo ng trak—-tignan nating magkano singil nila pag nakita ang daanan.

    ang malupit–pati pagkain ng sundalo–mag mamateryoso pa—-ano akala mo sa mga ‘volunteer’–hindi rin kumakalam ang sikmura?

    pinak maganda nya—yun mga nasa likod lang ng computer–KAYO mismo lumakad sa site.

    noong Pablo at Sendong asan kayo? yun mamang pulis, bumbero, sundalo—-madalas kape lang at tinapay pang tawid gutom—

    • sondo1968

       Propaganda ng NPA !!!!!

      HAHAHAHA   paano sila makikinabang sa ganitong propaganda HA !!!

      ilusyon ng isang Es-2 Pidong pagiisip

      • Mamang Pulis

        hohoho—es 2 pidong komento sa isang hangal na walang alam —sabi sau yun sondo mo itayo mo ng garahe sa cateel—tignan natin kung kasya

    • 1GalitKurakot2011

      Mamang pulis masyado kang reactive hindi na man tama ang comments mo! parang ikaw argabyado dito ah! ikaw ba si Eusebio? o ikaw si contractor slash supplier? ang kakapal ng mukha ninyo magresign na kayo sa DSWD! Hindi kayo nababagay jan! In fairness kay sec dinky hindi niya ito alam. tinatakpan kasi ng magaling na OIC regional director eh. puro pa-cute sa media!

      • Mamang Pulis

        ‘dre—kawawa lang kasi yun sundalo–100 piso sasabihin pang double compensation eh pang kain na nga lang yun…

        salagay ba naman hindi na kakain mga yan?  kung may anomalya si engineer–eh sya imbetigahan nila…

      • weng suarez

        sir mamang pulis ang enterpretation ko dyan malinaw na merong food allowance tapos walang cold cash involved dito…kulang kasi sa context minsan ang mga balita…hindi pinalabas ang boung picture ng100piso. sa tingin ko ay walang double compensation…ang barat naman hehe…tama ka rin “kung may anomalya si engineer–eh sya imbetigahan nila…”pero sa tingin ko pinagpasabong lang ang dswd at ang 544th engineering battalion. meron din kasing grupo na idiscredit ang mga efforts nyo na ginagampanan sa abnomal situation…kawawa naman ang engineering battalion at ang dswd…pero hwag kayong magpatalo…

      • Mamang Pulis

        yun mga komenter dito na hindi alam ang kalakaran sa field—lalo na sa mga relief goods delivery-babanat kaagad ng foul.

        tama ka para sabihin na kulang kulang ang context ng bobong reporter-maka report lang gagawa pa ng hysteria at hindi pa mag research muna.

        nakak burat lang yun pati pag kain ng nag dadala ng relief goods–yun mga gumagawa sa engineering bn ng army ay pupunahin pa ng mga ignorante sa kalakaran.

        yun mga nagmamagaling dito–hindi pa nakakatuntong sa ganyang lugar o nakapag silbi o gumasta ng paghahatid ng mga yan….

      • weng suarez

        mukhang galit ka kay eusebio, sa supplier at OIC regional director ng DSWD… ang masabi ko lang;
        1. posible ikaw ay supplier na nainggit o nagalit dahil hindi ka nakasali sa transaction,
        2. posible ikaw ay kasali sa transaction at hindi nakatanggap ng share mo,
        3. posible gusto mong sumali sa transaction pero hindi ka pinagbigyan, at
        4. posible magkasama kayo ni eusebio sa work tapos hindi ka na-renew dahil nilaglag ka ni eusebio.
        kung wala sa apat, kumuha ka ng salamin at tingnan mo ang yong sarili…

  • 1GalitKurakot2011


  • weng suarez

    ang galing ni nico alconaba…engineer na…auditor pa…alam kaya niya paano iderive ang sq.meter at board ft.? assuming na alam niya…paano rin nya masabi na sobra, tamang-tama o kulang ang budget basi sa sukat at kinakaikangan na materyales? ay nako pwera lang sa mga magagaling na manunulat…

    • Mamang Pulis

      may nag bulong ‘dre—yun mga mga hindi napagbigyan mag supply binulungan yun reporter.

      over priced ‘daw’ yun mga binibigay ng DSWD na bunk house o mga infra na na donate…

      bakit hindi nila kalabitin yun GMA foundation—tignan nila ang cost ng paghahatid ng mga yan.

      kung may anomalya—sige idemanda nyo si engineer.

      pero bago mangyari yun—purbahan nyo muna.

      kelan hinatid yun materyales? bukas na ba lahat ang road networks noon? hindi ba kumakain ng krudo yun mga M35 trucks?eh pano kung rental yun mga trucks na ginamit? Canter o Forward? gaano ba kalayo yun pinagdalahan sa pinagbilhan? hindi ba may nagluluto rin ng pagkain para doon sa relief workers?

      naka pre position na ba yun mga relief goods sa isang disaster coordination center ng OCD? o DSWD? di ba binili pa yan sa hardware? swerte kung may nag donate…bakit hindi nyo tawagan yun director ng OCD sa Davao at alamin ang puno’t dulo? under pa rin ng OCD ang DSWD pag dating sa relief operations sa kanilang lokal…pero—may kanya kanyang mandato yan–ang ODC kumikilos lang kapag may sakuna–ang DSWD–full time–normal condition o hindi—

      tang ina sheet—isang daan piso kada araw pag kain ng sundalo mag mamateryoso si pormento?

      • weng suarez

        sa tingin ko kasi very technical ang laman ng article at naging mukhang engineer at auditor na rin ang reporter…kaya kung ang reporter ay may sariling pananaw at interpretation na pinaiiral sa kanyang pagsusulat at higit sa lahat hindi nya alam ang overall game plan sa implementation ng proyekto, ang resulta dyaan maging hearsays…subjective…it’s either nanggagamit o ginagamit basta lang maka pera…kinawawa kasi ang DSWD at mukhang pinagsabong sa engineering battalion…sa totoo lang sir mamang pulis malaking pasasalamat sa mga kababayan ko sa cateel at sa mga recipient ko sa boston dahil sa DSWD.

      • Mamang Pulis

        pinaka maganda nyan sir–ung trying hard na sumulat na  maging investigative journalist ay mag bungkal pa siya ng mga ebidensya, mga liquidation sa DSWD, pati na rin sa Army engineers….hindi yun base lamang sa sinabi ni porcento…o yun mga nahahagip na tsismis lamang.

      • weng suarez

        kaya hindi ako naniniwala kahit sabihin pa nya na si ann curtis ang nagsabi hehe joke lang…mga hearsays lahat yong sinabi ng reporter…kawawa na rin yong mga pangalan na sinabit ng reporter sa mga phone interviews nya raw…eh di hearsays yon…ok lang sana kung showbiz balita pero hindi naman mga celebrities binanggit nya na mga pangalan…

  • immabe immabee

    Oh well what’s new? Expect the expected … lol

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