Issue of August 5, 2018
     
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La Trinidad LGU must spend people’s money wisely
NAME WITHHELD, La Trinidad, Benguet

This pertains to the rapid composter, which one of the department heads of La Trinidad wanted to buy.

She wants to buy it from a businesswoman, who is also the supplier of the shredder brought by some barangays officials. It was suggested that the rapid composter should at least undergo a feasibility study by a technical person but the suggestion wasn’t heard at all.

How come that the rapid composter is now undergoing the bidding process? This department head is doing her best to buy a machine that she doesn’t even know if it will help the municipality. Why? Is it because of the 10 percent share, which one usually gets when buying from this supplier?

As it is known that whenever an agency buys from this supplier, she always gives 10 percent directly to the person who initiated the purchase of equipment from her. This also happened to some barangays who insisted on buying shredders from this businesswoman. They all got their shares. Are we really going to waste the taxpayers’ money? Are we going to risk buying a machine or equipment which didn’t go through any study? We are talking about millions here.

People should learn from what had happened to the road roller that was bought by the bids and awards committee, which is supposed to be stationed and used in our engineered sanitary landfill at Induyan, Alno.

Was it brought there? Was it used to compact our waste? Was it even used for anything less than that? Have they ever asked any technical person if it is the best answer to manage our waste? Have they ever gone through a study to see to it that it is really applicable in the area? Did it benefit the municipality? The answer is no.

Where is it? It is now at the municipal park and is stocked there because it is not usable. And how much was it? It is worth millions. Are we just spending money for nothing on purpose so we can gain something from it?

Will the mayor just tolerate these things? I know that the mayor is kind, but please be mindful of these concerns because the people under you are destroying the good reputation of the municipality.

I hope the mayor will study first a proposal before approving it and see that it is useful in our municipality.

To people who are adamant in buying things not suitable in our place, be wary because we are watching you. Don’t be so greedy. Have some conscience and dignity as you have been in those positions for how many years. You should know better.

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