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DAR employees file graft rap vs De los Reyes

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Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes: Charged

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman was asked Thursday to investigate Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes in connection with alleged anomalous information technology contracts worth P60 million.

The complaint for graft and corrupt practices against De los Reyes was filed by the DAR Employees Association (Darea) officers Antonia Pascual and Gloria Almazan.

Charged with De los Reyes were Agrarian Reform Undersecretary Felix Perry Villanueva, the department’s IT (information technology) director Nestor Bayoneto and service contractors Ariel Roda, Jose Ricardo Montaño, Maricelle Ouano, Michael Jabillo and Bernardo Abis.

The employees claimed that the contracts concerning the Department of Agrarian Reform’s Information Communication Exchange (DAR-ICE) project was grossly disadvantageous to the government.

Reached for comment, De los Reyes told the Inquirer he had yet to read the complaint but would respond to it.

Roda, Montaño, Ouano and Jabillo each signed six-month service contracts as IT consultants with the department from Dec. 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011. Each contract was worth P4.032 million.

Abis signed a contract from Nov. 16, 2011, to May 16, 2012, under similar terms, as service provider for the first phase of the DAR-ICE project.

The contracts with the five consultants totaled P20.16 million, according to the complaint. It said this should have been offered in a single contract in a public bidding. Instead, it said that the DAR resorted to “splitting of the contract,” which is against the law.

P40-million project for bidding

After the service providers were paid through completion certificates issued by Villanueva, the DAR offered the P40-million ICE project Phase II for bidding.

Three bidders made offers and the IT company that did not offer the lowest price and had allegedly failed to comply with the requirement of submitting the list of personnel to be assigned to the project got the contract, the complaint said.

It said the winning bidder had Abis as its chief operating officer and had the four other service providers—Roda, Montaño, Ouano and Jabillo—as the company’s personnel for the completion of the second phase of the P40-million DAR-ICE Project.

“As a result of this wanton and unjustified acts, public funds or property had been misappropriated to the damage and prejudice of the Filipino people,” the complaint said.

On Monday, Pascual and Almazan also charged Villanueva, an official of the DAR bids and awards committee, with graft and corruption in the Office of the Ombudsman for giving the engineering firm FF Cruz a survey contract for a portion of Hacienda Luisita set for distribution to farmer-beneficiaries. The contract was allegedly overpriced by P7.5 million.


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Tags: anomalous contracts , Antonia Pascual , Gloria Almazan , graft and corruption charge , IT contracts , Philippines , Virgilio de Los Reyes


  • $20722540

    tingnan natin kong ang gagawin ni pnoynoy dito

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLJTDAJBXYODZXD5KAK76UT73Q Nerraw

    Limang consultants??? sa isang project..wow

  • bogli_anakdami

    hay naku… hanggang “file” lang yan…

    payb yirs prom naw, wala pa ring kaso yan…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CG6AWFVDA46M5DMR2G7VNAMFUM Mark

      Hoy, kung ang nag file nag kaso sa side ng present admin. curado after a month dismiss na ang kaso, pero mamber ng KKK ito kaya 1 day palang ay basura na ang kaso laban dito.hehehe..

  • superpilipinas

    THE PERFECT EXAMPLE

    WHY AQUINO DOES NOT WANT FOI !!!!

    (If only I could enlarge the font size and color it RED)

    BUT THE CLOWN GOT YOU FOOLS TO SWALLOW HIS RH BILL BAIT HOOK LINE AND SINKER.

    RH IS THE BAIT TO DISTRACT YOU FROM DEMANDING FOR THE FOI BILL. HIS ALLIES WILL DO THAT AGAIN WITH THE DIVORCE BILL.

    AND YOU FOOLS WILL FALL FOR THESE CLOWNS JOKE! THE LAUGH IS ON YOU.

    (don’t ask. of course my keyboard is working.)

    NO TO LP.
    NO TO TRAPOS.
    NO TO POLITICAL DYNASTIES. 
    NO TO SHOWBIZ/TV PERSONALITIES (there are no Ronald Reagan like actors in Ph).

  • lolo_Jose

    KUNG tutuo ang bintang ng DAREA, dapat nga siyang kasuhan, litisin at parusahan ng 
    naayon sa kanyang ginawa !!! PERO ANG NAKAKAPAGDUDA LANG, BAKIT NGAYON LANG NILA KINASUHAN SA OMBUDSMAN? ITO BA AY UTOS NG ISANG GRUPONA HUMIHIMGI SA PANGULO NA SIYA AY PATALSIKIN? PROXY WAR BA ITO NAAYON SA KUMPAS NG CBCP LABAN KAY PNOY ? Hindi ba kayang tangapin ng mga
    Obispo ang kanilang MAPAIT at NAKAKAPANLUMONG PAGKATALO SA RH LAW 
    kaya sa ibang aspeto na naman sila titira? At ang Darea ang kanilang ginamit laban
    kay De los Reyes? Hmmm..

    • wawa2172

       Hay nako kapag nakakasuhan ang mga gabinete ni PNoy marami tayong pinagbibintangan kesyo sa CBCP, GMA, opposition, RH and Sin Tax  laws, etc. Mabuti pa ang DAR employees kinasuhan nang katiwalian ang kanilang boss. Never heard na ang anomalies sa custom, BJMP, DSWD,the Senate and Lowehouse,etc.

  • elgeepee

    ok yan, i salute these people who stand up against the corrupt in government. Mabuhay kayo.

    • superpilipinas

      they stood up a little too late….but better late than never. let’s see how this goes. i’m just a little skeptical about the Ombudsman, who shares the same appointee.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Bakit ngayon lang kayo nagko complain sa maanomalyang kontrata ng mga IT consultants,
    covering the period from Dec 2010 to May 2011?
    Sana hindi maging dahilan ito upang humina ang kaso.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Will there ever be peace in the labor sector in the country?  Hindi na ba kayo nagsasawa  sa magulong cyclo sa bansa?

    • superpilipinas

      “hey dude. don’t make it bad. take a sad song and make it better.”

      maybe we can make it better. vote wisely, perhaps the cycle can be broken.

      don’t vote for trapos, poldyns, actors, clowns, etc.

  • regd

    Yup, clean the house alright. But if the broom cannot dislodge an object, it must be part of a furniture then. If the house is clean, STOP RUINING THE HOUSE! A house is not a house without furniture on it.

  • disqusted0fu

    Sec. de los Reyes remains to be successful in not giving out land to the farmers in Hacienda Luisita, Pnoy still has use of him. With that, I think we all know what the next episode is… The Ombudsman will dismiss the complaint and Pnoy will announce to everyone that Sec. de los Reyes is innocent.

  • JasonBieber

    Hello corruption!!!

    One of PNoy’s KKK is being investigated for corruption so basically this investigation will go no where and no case will be filed and if a case was filed PNoy will be the first to help post bail.

    PNoy’s selective justice system reigns supreme in the Philippines. And in his selective justice system his KKK are exempt from any repercussion and consequence. 



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