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Bidder tells how he was trapped in Makati City Hall elevator

ONE HOUR AND TWO MINUTES IN LIMBO Marcial Lichauco, general manager of 911 Alarm Inc., supplier of fire-fighting equipment since 1995, says he was the bidder who was trapped in an elevator at Makati City Hall, resulting in his firm not being able to submit bid documents to the bids and awards committee on time. RAFFY LERMA

A supplier of rescue equipment on Thursday surfaced to say he was the bidder trapped in Makati City Hall’s elevator when he tried to win the deal for the supply of fire-fighting equipment.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

‘Makati building contracts rigged’

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MAKATI RIGGING WITNESS  Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, beside Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, grills witnesses, including Mario Hechanova (at right), during a Senate hearing on the allegedly overpriced Makati City parking building.  RAFFY LERMA

Makati procurement officials trapped a rival of a favored supplier in an elevator for 20 minutes to ensure that the competitor would be late in submitting bid documents, a former head of the city’s General Services Department told the Senate hearing on the alleged overprice of the Makati City Hall Building II on Thursday.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Better MRT seen with P2B service deal


Malacañang sought to appease angry commuters on Sunday as an official assured them that a new P2.25-billion maintenance contract up for bidding would help improve conditions at the Metro Rail Transit Line 3 (MRT-3).

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Metro,Metro | Read More »

P40M to repair Leyte police HQ

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The police regional office in Eastern Visayas has set aside P40 million for the repair of damaged infrastructures at its headquarters in Leyte.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

NFA bids open in my time–Banayo

Top officials of the National Food Authority including its former administrator Lito Banayo (inset) gave big-time smugglers legal cover in importing rice using farmers’ cooperatives as fronts, an investigation of rice smuggling in the country showed. INQUIRER PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Former National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Angelito Banayo on Monday said the import permits issued by the agency during his term were awarded through open and transparent bidding processes as approved by the NFA Council headed by Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »