Secretary Soliman insists no overprice in bunkhouses

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A DSWD bunkhouse in Cateel, Davao Oriental. NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

DAVAO CITY—Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman again defended the agency’s construction of allegedly overpriced bunkhouses in areas devastated by Typhoon “Pablo.”

Speaking in a press conference in Davao City at the 2013 Philippines Development Forum on Monday, Soliman said the difference in the cost of bunkhouses built by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and those funded by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) was “mainly due to varying design features.”

In the towns of Cateel, Baganga and Boston in Davao Oriental, a total of 21 bunkhouses were built by the DSWD’s Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) engineering group headed by Santos Eusebio.

Research done by the Inquirer showed that a DSWD bunkhouse costs P550,000 while an IOM bunkhouse is only P200,000.

Soliman, however, said DSWD bunkhouses have bigger floor areas and thicker floor slabs. She said DSWD also used more GI sheets for its bunkhouses than IOM did in its bunkhouses.

The floor area of a DSWD bunkhouse is 12 by 16 feet while the IOM bunkhouse has a floor area of 10 by 18 feet.

Government bunkhouses also have pathways, wash areas and kitchens which IOM bunkhouses don’t have, said Soliman.

In a statement, Soliman said unused materials are being kept in a DSWD warehouse in Cateel. But a check made by Inquirer showed there is no DSWD warehouse in the town.

Soliman said government soldiers did work on the bunkhouses in San Rafael village in Cateel and received P100 a day in food allowances.

Priscilla Razon, acting DSWD regional director, said the soldiers signed acknowledgment receipts for the food allowances.

The Inquirer, however, found neither liquidation nor acknowledgment receipts when it checked DSWD records last week. “It should be there,” Razon told Inquirer in an interview on Wednesday.

Soliman, in her statement, said the DSWD saved at least P17,465 in labor costs as a result of the soldiers’ work. There was no record of this, however.

Soliman, however, said she is calling for an examination by the Commission on Audit of the bunkhouse project. “Rest assured that should there be findings of irregularities, the DSWD management will deal with this accordingly upholding the tenets of full accountability and transparency,” she said.

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  • boybakal

    Secretary Soliman insists NO OVERPRICE in bunkhouses…

    I agree with Secretary Dinky….No Overprice in Bunkhouses….Only Expensive Bunkhouses.

  • themask celestial

    Resign na madam, huwag na i drag ang name ni P-noy

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

      yeah quit your post dinky, you are a disgrace…

  • mon key

    IT IS ALL IN THE MATH
    The DSWD Bunk houses have a floor area of 192 square feet (12 x 16 = 192). The IOM Bunk houses have a floor area of 180 square feet (10 x 18 = 180). The difference in floor area is 12 square feet. (192 – 180 = 12). The cost of the DSWD bunk house is P550,000. The cost of the IOM Bunk house is P200,000. The price difference is P350,000 (P550,000 – P200,000 = P350,000). Since the DSWD Bunk houses have bigger floor area, these will use more GI Sheets for roofing and more lumber. Even an elementary school drop out carpenter knows this. If we divide the price difference by the increased in floor area, the cost per square foot is P29,166.67 per additional square foot. The cost per square foot of the IOM Bunk house is P1,111.11 (P200,000/180 sq. ft.) DSWD should have been able to save some more since the soldiers were only given meal allowances. If indeed DSWD wanted to save money, the good Secretary Dinky Soliman should have asked IOM to construct the bunkhouses instead. 1 DSWD constructed bunkhouse is equal to more than 2 IOM constructed bunkhouse. 2 DSWD Bunkhouses = P110,000,000 = 5 IOM Bunk Houses.
    BUT THIS IS SKIRTING THE REAL ISSUE HERE
    The community residents that were affected by Typhoon Pablo did not need bunkhouses to live in because they were not displaced by war. Their houses were damaged by a typhoon. All they needed was assistance in rebuilding their houses. So why did DSWD have to construct those bunk houses????

    REMEMBER THE BLACK AND WHITE MOVEMENT
    Secretary Dinky Soliman, you were part of the group of Cabinet Members of former President Arroyo. You joined the Black and White Movement to protest the shenanigans of GMAs administration. IT IS TIME FOR YOU TO BE BLACK and WHITE ABOUT THE BUNKHOUSES and . . . AND the distribution of FOOD to the communities affected by Typhoon Pablo!

    SHAME ON YOU DINKY! I looked upon you as a model Civil Society Mover. Now, you have become one of the ones that are so despised . . . by even the balut vendors!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      naks naman mukhang engine este engineer ito si mon key ang galing ng mathematical equation nya to come a ratio of 1:2 bunkhouses -1 DSWD versus 2 IOM. iwan ko sayo mon key kung naka experience ka na ba magbili ng cemento bakal at pako…pero pinag usapan dito ay overprice??? dapat gagawin mo engine este engineer mon key used a comparative analysis papaano gagawin syempre dapat kung pantalon hwag icompare sa palda… kung pantalon sa pantalon syempre anong brand? kaya mon key puntahan mo ang area…
      kun yari mon key sold out ako sa idea mo na “assistance to rebuild the totally damaged houses”…bigyan mo ako ng kahit tatlong pamamaraan kung papaano ipapatupad ang idea na yan? hwag isali sa assumption mo na lahat ng typhoon victims ay mga mamang karpintero…

      • mon key

        DSWD TROLL ! ! ! This Troll just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BGLPHNSXFUXWAUMMKWOWYVRYK4 Cateel

    I am from Cateel, DO. Yes i agree to mon key because if DSWD just listen to the real needs of the people there, they won’t build those expensive bunkhouses! We need house repairs, we need materials to rebuild our houses! Bakit kayo ata ang may mas alam kung anu kailangan namin!!! Dahil ba may pera sa bunkhouses na yan, kaya pala. Yan si Santos Eusebio, wala kang kaluluwa. Pati kaming biktima ng bagyo hindi mo pinapalagpas! Halos walang wala na kami, mga living hypocrites! Ginagamit niyo lang kami, walang hiya kayo!!! At bakit dinipensahan pa ng Acting Regional Director, baka may nakuha rin siyang porsyento dyan!!! 

    Huwag niyong lokohin ang mga Mandaya, hindi kami bubo! Mga buwisit kayo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      if you are from cateel, me too and i worked in boston LGU…iwan ko sayo ining cateel mukhang hindi ka affected ni pablo…buti ka pa nakaisip pa ng repair…diyos ko po ining cateel temporary shelter ang immediate na kailangan namin…masaya na mga relatives ko na nakatira sa mga bunkhouses ng DSWD at IOM kahit magkaiba nga ang design, meron CR, lutoan or wala…okey na yon sa mga relatives ko masayang masaya na nga sila… 
      ining cateel walang santos eusebio sa bayan ng cateel kung totoong taga cateel ka, ano yan cya artista? kung taga DSWD si santos eusebio hindi ko yan nakita dito buti kapa kilala mo sya…ang kilala ko na taga DSWD dito na assign sa cateel ay si jonie kasi parang siya ata ang humahawak ng ICP ng cateel…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EE7NBXJHBZOS6RCWO3VZMB6HE Sexy

        Mr or Ms Al, i do not believe that you are from Boston coz you should not be reacting this way! You are so affected. . . just be cool. Let them write coz that is their job, and that is the way they make their living. So please BEHAVE!!! Huwag masyadong obvious, at baka pati ikaw isusulat na rin ni NICO ALCONABA!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

        helo ms.sexy sa totoo lang im not affected to this issue…definitely hindi nyo ako kilala in person at hindi ko rin kayo kilala in person except nico alconaba… for your information i have relatives and friends from DSWD Davao City Office…and my relatives are not only confined in our town cateel…tinatakot mo ako isusulat ni nico alconaba???for what???anong issue??? dahil nakisali ako dito???you know ms.sexy basahin mo nga ang article ni nico alconaba at paki account on how many persons were being quoted tapos one of those mentioned persons kinausap ng pamilya namin kung totoo ba yon and you know what ms.sexy this created hysteria from our family circle kasi sabi hindi totoo yong sinulat ni nico alconaba dahil kulang sa context… hindi to galit but hwag nyo ako tatakotin na isusulat ni nico alconaba. i’ll be leaving for davao city this afternoon at bukas puntahan ko ang DSWD Office…please lang hwag nyo haharangin ang montevista ng mga kasamahang nyong raleyista…

      • mon key

        DSWD TROLL ! ! ! This Troll just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/375YIRZ3YFKR2WJ6DYBII4RKMA NICO

        SANTOS EUSEBIO IS IN THE ARTICLE, READ IT BEFORE YOU REACT VIOLENTLY AS IF YOU ARE HIS ASSISTANT! !! GROW UP. BEHAVE.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

        wala akong pakialam kahit sinong SANTOS pa yan…basta ang kilala ko si nico…kayo ang mag behave…

      • mon key

        DSWD TROLL ! ! ! This Troll just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BGLPHNSXFUXWAUMMKWOWYVRYK4 Cateel

    PARA SA LAHAT NG TAGA-DAVAO ORIENTAL: I-boycott niyo ang DSWD! Manggagamit!!!! Mga walang hiya! Pinagkaka-perahan niyo lang mga taong biktima pa ng bagyo, binibiktima niyo pa! 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      puede ba ining cateel nagpapanggap na taga cateel, please lang hwag nyo idamay kaming taga cateel…kung may galit ka sa DSWD hwag mong gagamitin kaming mga mandaya para sa galit mo…hindi solution ang pagboycot ining cateel…DSWD pa naman  ang iboycot…bakit ining cateel meron kang ipamamahagi na pabahay with aircon, premium rice at imported can goods,..??? pag meron ka ganyan cge sasamahan kita..

      • mon key

        DSWD TROLL ! ! ! This Troll just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD ! !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GCINSFTHIJFLY3SYLXW62Y5MJI DavOr

    Governor Malanyaon should have a stand about this issue, she should also investigate since this happened in her area of jurisdiction. Let us not let those crocodiles in the Government eat us, let us throw them in jail. If this is true, then DSWD should act on the matter without ranting around and defend. We accept the fact that whatever will happen, the DSWD will defend the agency, but if this issue exist and is circulating around, maybe there must be something fishy about this matter, and that should be the basis of the DSWD to conduct a serious audit and investigation. 

    To DSWD, do not defend the persons, defend the Agency because that should matter most! Before you say anything, gather the facts – – the real facts. Do not let media people find the fact for you because it must be a “huge” slap in your face! Do not let the sovereign people look for evidences, because it must be an insult to the Agency where we believe advocates transparency and accountability!

    I strongly believe that this is not about on how much money is spent for these bunkhouses, but the honesty and integrity of spending it. 

    The Php550,000.00 worth of each bunkhouse is really expensive! Let’s accept that.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      i agree with you DavOr na kailangan meron post audit ang dapat gagawin evidence based kasi tayo…only the document from all the transactions can tell us wether merong major or minor lapses…
      sa point of view ko lang since i am from LGU, as practice, lahat naman ng transaction na ginagawa ay may procesesong dinadaanan bago i-aproved ng Head/LCE namin…hindi rin ako sang-ayon sa sinabi “do not defend the persons, defend the agency”…what i am telling is, dahil may proseso dinaanan it is no longer a person(s) ang sasagot to whatever issues raised sa transaction syempre ang LGU thru LCE na namin ang haharap jan…
      to me i dont believe meron irregularities ang side ng DSWD with regards to the procurement procedures/processes ng mga bunkhouses–milyones ang nakataya dyaan…hindi kasi maiiwasan ang inggit at pagdududa normal yan…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    talaga naman wala talaga sa ayos ,ang ibang opisyal ng gobyerno, kawatan na naman,di na talaga nahihiya nabagyohan na ng pablo linoloko pa sa bankhouse na budget

  • butchred

    Sino kaya ang nag sisinungaling si Soliman o ang Inquirer. sabi ni Soliman meron daw warehouse, nag check ang inquirer sabi naman nila wala, Soliman also said food allowance of Php 100 were given to the soldiers based on the acting dswd reg’l director, and that an acknowledgement receipt were signed by the soldiers PERO sabi ng inquirer wala! ano ba talaga dinky?

  • PlumberfromCanada

    Dinky Soliman…the one who led the singing of “IF WE HOLD ON TOGETHER”..( with Drilon and Purisima ) at the height of the Hello Garci case……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HBUWDPBQYWFBELZATNRMTUYPBE DJM

    DSWD – sinisira ng pangalan ni Pnoy…350k ang difference ng 12 square feet? sa tanga ka magpalusot

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      DJM magsama kayo ni mon key sa napakalalim na analysis mo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Lynel-F-Joven/685946584 Charles Lynel F. Joven

    the bunkhouses built by the dswd are so disgusting, they degrade the suffering experienced by the survivors, and now they’re living in ugly, ramshackle shelters….something’s wrong here COA people….i smell posible criminal cases here…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EE7NBXJHBZOS6RCWO3VZMB6HE Sexy

      YES, that’s so true Mr. Charles. I mean we are not judgmental here, people deserve to know the truth! I think its the COMMISSION ON AUDIT should already interfere this issue. It should not be DSWD that conducts audit and investigation for delicadeza!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    More than double the cost per square feet. there is an anomaly, file a case against the perpetrator, found guilty put behind bars. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      Jhune magsama na rin kayo ni DJM at mon key sa napakalalim na anaysis mo.

      • mon key

        DSWD TROLL ! ! ! This Troll just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGFS3P4YWNK6BPGEMHWPFDVQ5A Coni

    mga pipol! bakit nag.aalburoto kayo against dswd at ang mga benepisyong binibigay para sa mga biktima ng pablo.. pinagtiya-tiyagaan pa ninyo ang ang mga bunkhouses. move on na kayo! tanungin nyo ang mga tao sa davao oriental. enjoy sila sa mga BH kahit magtagal pa daw sila doon. para daw sila nakatira sa apartment…. kumpleto ng amenities…may kusina, labahan,  etcetera.  kayong mga walang ginagawa sa buhay, maghanap kayo ng mga makabuluhang issue . iyong mayroong ibibigay na kontribusyon para sa ating bayan! hindi yong hanap nang hanap ng mali, eh wala namang sapat na ebidensya….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      sir/mam coni sa totoo lang nagpapasalamat ang mga relatives ko sa cateel na nakikitira sa mga bunkhouses ng DSWD at IOM kahit merong kaibahan sa desinyo, kalidad ng materyales, at amenities in favor to DSWD in fairness lang…hindi ko na idetalye kasi baka makasira ang comment ko sa partnership ng DSWD at IOM hehehe at hindi na kami tulongan…

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EE7NBXJHBZOS6RCWO3VZMB6HE Sexy

        Sure ka ba na taga-Boston ka? Kasi kung mag kokomento ka ay parang ikaw ay taga DSWD!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

        tama ka mam sexy im not from boston…im from cateel ang hanap buhay ko nasa boston…ay naku sa kasagsagan ng mga relief operations kasama ko taga DSWD at AFP syempre doon sa boston ang ICP ko…konte pa lang ang nalalaman ko sa pangyayari sa DSWD particularly bunkhouse tapos idadamay pa kami sa galit ng iilan against DSWD. just imagine ms.sexy iboycot ang DSWD…sino ba ang matutuwa jan partner namin ang DSWD…maliban kung kasama ka sa mga nagrarali sa montevista…
        meron din akong alam ms.sexy sa pagpapatayo ng bunkhouses both DSWD at IOM kasi nakinabang din ako jan dahil meron akong puno ng mga niyog na ibibinta ko sa kanila…at syempre meron din akong alam in terms sa kaibahan ng bunkhouses kaya hindi puede mo ikompara at magconclude based on the mathematical equation ni sir mon key to come up a ratio of 1:2…ganun lang ang istorya…nagalit lang kasi ako sa panawagan ni ms./mr.Cateel na mukhang nagpapanggap na taga cateel at galit sa DSWD…sana maintindihan mo ako ms.sexy and i like your pseudonym…

      • mon key

        DSWD TROLL ! ! ! This Troll just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XGFS3P4YWNK6BPGEMHWPFDVQ5A Coni

    nakakapanghinayang ang mga panahon nyo sa pag.imbento ng mga storya… laban pa mandin sa isang govt. agency (DSWD) na hindi na nga nakakapagdepensa sa institusyon dahil  nauubos na ang panahon sa pagserbisyo sa mga tao…. oo nga pala, dapat, gumagana na ang information units ng department upang ma-counter na ang pagbabatikos sa dswd….para mabigyan ng linaw ang lahat  ng ito…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4NVT2ZLD5IDK3S4XINK75EHYWA Juanito

    Pathetic, terribly biased and sensationalized news reporting. Manlupig, and in previous news releases, Alconaba, are merely focusing on the cost incurred by DSWD. Did they care to present the details of the cost of bunkhouses built by IOM? No. If they did, they would have presented a better comparison that would put more sense into the whole debate. But they didn’t put the same effort as they did with their incessant and sadistic attacks on DSWD. Why? Because they might find out that, by doing the real spadework as good journalist would do, the details of actual IOM costs would alter the picture that they are trying to deceive the public with. Please let us be rationale about this and not irresponsibly fuel public opinion by publishing mere speculations, perceptions and insinuations. If these journalists cannot perform the job as real, honest, rationale and fair journalists, please someone stop them from behaving like engineers and financial experts. There is nothing more dangerous than incompetent journalists acting as civil engineers.

     

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      little knowledge is dangerous…tama ka Juanito mahirap ang isang journalist na profession by accident naging engineer na at auditor pa…kaya dapat i-re-orient ng PDI ang kanilang mga correspondents…na maging competent at responsible journalists…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/375YIRZ3YFKR2WJ6DYBII4RKMA NICO

      Don’t you know that NICO ALCONABA is a CIVIL ENGINEER!? And he is a member of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIF). . .

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

        eh di mag-usap sila taga DSWD sa technical…para hindi maging hearsays ang investigative report nya…at mas maintindihan at mas maappreciate pa ng nakakarami…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JZVOF3RWD224KM42KVMYP4HC2Y Lingtik

    in fairness to DSWD , matingala man ta nganong sige man ug pangita ug sayop kining si alconaba ug kining si manlupig hangtud karon sige pa gihapon ug balikbalik sa “overpricing na isyu ug uban pa” .. ciguro magsalig na lang ta sa mga institutions sa govt na motan-aw sa mga transakyones… unless walay trust ning mga tawhana sa atong COA. Maayo pa cguro mangita na lang mo ug mga tax evaders ug mga corrupt na politicians, makatabang pa mo sa BIR sa pagpadaghan ug revenues para sa atong nasud. in so doing, daghan pang mga proyekto ang matukod sa atong pang-gabhanan para sa katawhan sa barangay. murag OVERKILL na ang pagtulisok ninyo sa DSWD. Kamong mga kusog mongomentaryo sa ginapanghimong maayo sa DSWD, unsa daw beh inyong nahimo sa pagpalambo sa atong nasud?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      sir/mam Lingtik awon kwarta kada article, syempre PDI malaki yan, mukhang per square inch or number words ang kwentada dyaan…syempre isensationalize nila ang issue…pero sa akin sir/mam Lingtik dalawang bagay ang iniintindi ko sa laman ng article – nanggagamit o ginagamit o nagpagamit…pero kahit saan sa tatlo ang barometro dyaan ay may pera sa bawat article…
      sir/mam Lingtik kababayan ko yan si nico he’s from DavOr rin…maiintindihan ko rin ang pangangailangan niya ng pera…syempre….secreto ko yon….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YKJDA4GOZYX2VNXCTVZ3XELJOI Jack

    Korek ka dyan, Juanito. Kung sabihin pala ng mga reporter ng Phil Daily Inquirer na dapat tayong magalit dahil mahal ang krispy kreme kaysa dunkin doughnut, dapat ba kaagad tayong magalit sa gumawa ng krispy kreme?

    Nakakahiya tayong mga Pilipino. Pinapaikot na ang ulo natin hindi pa natin napapansin. Hindi natin alam ang kaibahan ng black propaganda at responsableng pag hayag ng mga balita. Kaya hindi umuusad ang bansa natin. Hindi kami pro DSWD, maraming kapalpakan ang gobyerno. Pero itong isyu na ito ay basura na pinipilit na ipasok sa kaisipan ng mamamayan. 

    Sana pagtuonan na lang ni Manlupig at Alconaba ang Maguindanao Massacre na hanggang ngayon ay walang nangyayari. Kung magawa nyo yan ay saludo kami sa inyo. Pero kung ipagpipilitan nyo yang mga bunkhouses na yan lalo nyo lang pinahihirapan ang bayan.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMWPMCVWJLS47SZYGLIAG6YETU John

      Bakit galit ata kayo sa mga Editors ng PDI? Namemersonal. Huwag kasi takpan ang mga baho at nang hindi mangamoy. . . You attacked the issue, not the personalities!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DUR4GNNYI4BJQ4RQSL3HPIUS64 Mouth

    yes, i think the public needs to know the real story behind this “Bunkhouse overpricing etc..” issue. There’s more to this than what is being rammed down our throats by these PDI Mindanao correspondents… what could this possibly be? because,   real journalists will not settle with hearsay, sweeping and unfounded statements, impressions and perceptions. Decent media people stick to objective reporting . I agree with the comments of Jack and the others who appear level-headed and fair in their comments sans the innuendos…………

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMWPMCVWJLS47SZYGLIAG6YETU John

      MOUTH yung comment mo parang may alam ka sa issue, “hearsays, sweeping and unfounded statements, impressions, perceptions” —
      Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) is not bubo! Hindi magpapagamit kanino man, walang kinikilingan, at hindi basta basta naniniwala kagaya sa mga sinasabi mo! Baka gawain mo yan!!!!

      Ang isyu dito sa article ay hindi lang “overprice” kundi ang mga kasinungalingan ninyo sa dokumento. Hindi porket nakatayo na  yung bunkhouses, sapat na yun! Pakilatag nga ng DSWD ang mga dokumento sa publiko!!! Walang usok na hindi sumisingaw!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TT4MEMCTPJTPOMLZ25GZSZRWKI Me

    It’s really  a wonder why there are people who are quick to throw insults at people in government for things that they can hardly understand and analyze , like: 1.)  how can you make two things comparative, through a scientific and technical way, It’s not a simple juxtoposing of two nominal figures, and you immediately conclude the lower figure is lower in cost… (hey dudes! review your math! )  2) how can one judge an institution or the officials in that institution for something that one just perceived to be happening in that institution. Where’s the logic and the proof of the matter? I guess, it’s high time to reflect and look at things in the proper context.  The public should always be vigilant of what these kind of people are saying. In the midst of difficulty,  as an aftermath of a calamity, when all of us should be joining forces to lift the victims out of their misery, these disagreeable people are talking about perceived anomalies and all! You are the ones who don’t care at all about the people in Davao Oriental! You are the hypocrites who feed on other people’s miseries just to be able to say something you think can rock the boat….

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      hehehe you are right sir/mam Me…ang lalim ng comparative analysis nila kasama na dyaan si Mon Key na comentator din wahaha…i am from cateel and worked in LGU boston, mukhang sa tingin po nila ang procurement process ng government parang namimili lang ng kendi sa tindihan na walang dokumento…meron pang isang comentator si Cateel at taga Cateel daw cya tapos ipaboycot pa niya ang DSWD…diyos ko po anong klaseng pag-iisip yan…kawawa naman kami really from cateel at ang senisebisyohan ko sa boston kung wala na kaming matatanggap na tulong from DSWD…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/375YIRZ3YFKR2WJ6DYBII4RKMA NICO

      I think the only point of Alconaba’s article is to seek for truth, because Sec Dinky statements contradict to what PDI “gathered” in the field. And i believe the PDI will not just contradict just to caused an ISSUE but because the people who fed information to Sec. Dinky might not reliable. She must ask the right agency, the COA. Financial and physical audit should be conducted by the COA before releasing any statements to the media because as what I understand, the media will not stop just like that. . . the more the DSWD kept ranting and defending, the more you get caught their attention, unless otherwise you need it. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X4SCKLBDHJCFGFBYV52RMBGYHI Noel

    It is very disheartening how typhoon Pablo ravaged our communities in Mindanao, but also the minds of very judgmental people who can only think of nothing but trash and senseless conspiracy theories. This while many of our brothers and sisters in Mindanao are still suffering. Ganyan na ba ka babaw tayong mga Pilipino kung mag-isip. I notice the anti-DSWD comments are so shallow and convoluted and full of hate, while the other side is approaching the issue with sobriety and reason. Can the anti-DSWD haters please help instead in the overall effort to help the victims of Pablo?This is the time to come together and help. This is not the time to throw your dirt into the fan, never mind who gets hit in the splatter. On our part, though we are very far from home, we are doing our best to help in our own small way. Together we can make a difference.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X4SCKLBDHJCFGFBYV52RMBGYHI Noel

    And by the way, nowhere in the world have I ever noticed that only victims of war are worthy of new shelters to live, and not victims of typhoons…… very depressing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDOHNX64EV3EW7WKDI5OJ4RBRY Jaime

    Boycott the Philippine Daily Inquirer!!! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDOHNX64EV3EW7WKDI5OJ4RBRY Jaime

    Boycott the Philippine Daily Inquirer!!!
    We have nothing to lose but people who pretend as journalists!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

      tama ka jan…pero hindi siguro iboycot and PDI…dapat i-re-orient nila kanilang mga correspondents na puro hearsays ang sinulat…

    • kordapya

      d magboycott ka.. bandera na lang basahin mo…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZKXU4AXQTF24VMZTMZA7OQZ5LM Sheryl

    Kalma lang, bro. Do not behave like irrational animals like them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

    mga magagaling yan si nico alconaba at karlos manlupig – engineer na at auditor pa. marunong kaya sila mag derive sq.ft. at bd.ft? hehehe english system pa ang gamit nila hindi metric…assuming na alam ni nico alconaba at karlos manlupig, ano kaya ang formula nila para masabi na sobra, tamang-tama o kulang ang pondo/budget ng bunkhouse base sa sukat at pangangailangan na mga materyales, at mga amenities? overprice pa daw…ano naman ang formula nila sa overprice? dahil 550thousand versus 200thousand? ang lalim naman ng analysis kaya magagaling nga ang dalawa – engineer na at auditor…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EE7NBXJHBZOS6RCWO3VZMB6HE Sexy

      Hindi naman kailangan maging engineer at auditor parang i-analyze. Ang Kalahi-CIDSS nga ay nagtuturo sa ordinaryong tao sa barangay para sila ang hahawak ng proyekto, kaya sila sila mismo ay gumagawa ng engineer at auditor! Si nico alconaba pa at karlos manlupig? U r underestimating pipol, di mo kilala si Nico Alconaba Mr. Al, i suggest u make research ok?! before u judge him or better u ask him kung ano ang kaya niya!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DVZZGPWPZX6ICGQPZKGBSP3O7U weng suarez

        ms.sexy ang taga barangay -ordinaryong tao hahawak sa proyekto ???puede ba yon???sabagay mag depende sa LGU, pero sa aming LGU ang barangay LGU puede pero ang procurement sa amin pa rin sa munisipyo kung ito ay 50thousand above…ms.sexy hindi kasi ako naniniwala na magka-intindihan ang technical at non-technical pipol…
        tungkol kay nico meron din akong alam sa personal na buhay nya konte lang dahil sa mga kilala nya na nakilala ng kaibigan ko at kapitbahay ko…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4EE7NBXJHBZOS6RCWO3VZMB6HE Sexy

    In fairness to SEC. DINKY, she might not fully aware on the real score here! I think she is just fooled by Santos Eusebio Team kasi based on the article, wala namang warehouse, at wala ring record na natanggap an mga sundalo! Sino bang may kakilala sa Commission on Audit dito sa Region XI, nanawagan kami na magconduct sila ng financial at physical audit. . . 

    Para klaro. hindi kami galit sa DSWD, galit kami sa mga katulad nila Santos Eusebio!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/375YIRZ3YFKR2WJ6DYBII4RKMA NICO

    We are not against the DSWD, we are against those inhumane and corrupt employees who used the poor souls and innocent DSWD. . .   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DMWPMCVWJLS47SZYGLIAG6YETU John

    MY PERSONAL OBSERVATION: Ang mga anti DSWD kumo na commentators based their statements on the issue, ang mga pro-DSWD attacked the editors! anyway, that is the least that they can do, destroy the credibility of those who write! 

    • mon key

      Those who are attacking the reporters are DSWD TROLLs ! ! ! They just recently joined Disqus to act as a lawyer for DSWD

  • JENNY NALIAN

     Issue based po tayo wag mainit ang ulo bagkus gamitin ang utak ng maayo. wag maging bobo.  wag nalang magcomentaryo kung galit ang pinapairal.  mas mabuting pumunta kayo sa mga apektadong lugar ng pablo, para marinig ninyo ang hinaing ng taong bayan… at kung may respeto pa sa sarili ang mga accountable nito, magresign na kayo… naglilinis si Pinoy ngayon ng tao, wag ng hintaying may mga masabog pang dumating, pinapahiya nyo na ang ahensya.. kaya ALIS NA! DI KAYO KARAPAT DAPAT SA AHENSYANG ITO!

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