By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The bidding for the second phase of construction of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) failed after the controversial contractor, Hilmarc’s Construction Corp. (HCC), withdrew from the equally controversial pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon and the winner was subsequently disqualified.
By Nestor Corrales
, Tetch Torres-Tupas
Graft and plunder charges were filed against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and other Department of Public Works and Highways officials before the Ombudsman Wednesday in connection with the allegedly overpriced construction of the Iloilo Convention Center.
By Maila Ager
An official of the Commission on Audit told a Senate hearing on Wednesday that there were “indications” that the bidding for the construction of the controversial Makati City Hall 2 parking building was rigged.
By Maila Ager
An official of a construction firm denied participating in the bidding of the controversial Makati City Hall II parking building or in any project in the city.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
An undisclosed number of Department of Public Works and Highways personnel have been placed under preventive suspension by the agency for allegedly colluding with some contractors in rigging DPWH biddings for millions of pesos worth of infrastructure projects.