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House To Pursue Scrutiny On Abra Provincial Hospital

Abra Provincial Hospital

Abra Provincial Hospital

By Artemio A. Dumlao

BAGUIO CITY  – The House committee on Public Works and Highways will pursue its scrutiny on the 200-million Abra Provincial Hospital, one among the government infrastructures built by controversial Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation (HCC) being investigated for alleged overpricing and possible corruption.

Supposedly completed in 2010, the 170-bed capacity hospital building which stands on a 5,498 square meter land in Calaba, Bangued, went only in operation three years after when the crib wall of the stonemasonry collapsed and structural defects reportedly became evident after a storm hit Abra in 2011.

The Department of Health through it’s universial health insurance system implementing agency PhilHealth, has also ordered the downgrade of APH status earlier this year from Level 2 to Level 1.

Under the new DOH reclassification order, Level-1 hospitals should have the following facilities — surgery room; isolation, surgical and maternity facilities; dental clinics; secondary clinical laboratory; blood station; first level X-ray; and a pharmacy.

Level-2 hospitals require additional departmentalized clinical services, a respiratory unit, high pregnancy risk unit, second level X-ray with mobile unit, while Level-3 hospitals should have DOH-accredited teaching and training on four major clinical services, ambulatory surgical and dialysis clinics, and a blood bank.

Kabataan partylist rep. Terry Ridon who sought the House to probe the infrastructures via a resolution which has angered Senate Pres. Franklin Drilon, wants government to determine the exact accountability amidst allegations of corruption and overpricing.

Among those contracted government buildings with HCC are buildings in Makati and the Iloilo Convention Center where Sen. Drilon’s name is being implicated.

The House, the partylist lawmaker said, will pursuing a full and comprehensive inquiry on these projects.

Ridon said among the documents the House will refer to in probing if there were overpricing and possible corruption in these government buildings contracted by local government units to HCC are COA findings.***Artemio A. Dumlao***

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77 thoughts on “House To Pursue Scrutiny On Abra Provincial Hospital

  1. kinopit ni mayor glenn kenni tacit ti kuarta ti hospital, tacit is just playing politics pretending that he is not corrupt at all di la mabain ti loko. abrenians try to open your eyes ilokat u ti mata tayo ti massive corruption ni gobelnadol takit kenni glenn eduarte grabe dagitoy a dua nga partner in corruption. don’t give them another chance to lead abra ta nakababain da unay dagitoy dua sobran ti takaw da nakababain.

    Posted by braulio | October 1, 2014, 9:32 pm
  2. cge whoever behind the investigation good for abrenian,prepare takit ala binay style gawin nila sau

    Posted by eric shawn | October 2, 2014, 7:49 am
    • THIS COULD BE THE REAL SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CONGRESSWOMAN AND THE GOVERNOR IF THIS ARTICLE IS TRUE….FOR SOME REASON AND TIMING IT LOOKS LIKE ELECTION RELATED FOR 2016 AND THE CONGRESSWOMAN ALLOW IT TO BE GRIND IN CONGRESS SOON WITH NO HESITATION JUST SIMPLY AS I DONT CARE…IF THE TIMING IS RIGHT AND HER STARS WILL ALLIGN THEN THE CONGRESSWOMAN IS FOR SURE BE THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF ABRA

      Posted by WINNER BY A LUCKY POUNCH | October 2, 2014, 8:38 am
  3. calamity fund pay tay nayusar kadaytoy nga hospital di narpo-og tay bakrang toy hospital babaen ti bagyo..
    saan sa met nga cemento tay inkabil da no di ket tay cemento ni inzo nga pozzolan la ngaruden lina okan na payla ti arena ti tinapay di mayat

    Posted by magellannn | October 2, 2014, 9:23 am
  4. Adda ngata mapagpiaran nga taga-COA? Wenno dagitay met la pare-pareho nga mabusalan ti ngiwatda iti kuarta? No dagitoy nga banbanag, saan nga ibiang iti COA (TA AMMO TAY METTEN TI KUARTALIDAD-DA), adda koma “Independent Auditing Entity/Agency” nga apointaran ti kongreso nga agimbestiga. Daytoy ti nanumo nga kapanunotan ti Itneg nga Muslim ti Abra sapay koma ta mapanunot ni Tongressman Joy daytoy. Ngem manen, adda ngata utek ni Tongressman nga makapanunot iti kastoy nga wagas? No siak ket diak la patien nga makagudua ni Tongressman iti IQ kadagiti dadduma nga agpo-post ditoy Acom.

    Posted by GENTI | October 2, 2014, 2:10 pm
    • It does not matter if politics is involved or not. Like a festering wound, the New Abra Provincial Hospital issue must be treated. I have been bashed, criticized and insulted by many posters in the past because of my demand for a transparent and honest liquidation of the funds used for this hospital building. The supporters and friends of the provincial government were very quick to pounce on whoever raised questions about the loan obtained by the provincial government for this building. It is prudent to remind Abrenos that it make take a lifetime for this loan to be paid through the blood and sweat of every Abreno.
      If it is true that this case will be investigated by the Lower House, then it provides a venue for anyone and everyone who has personal knowledge of anything unlawful that transpired in the construction of the building. It also provides a venue for the defenders and friends of the Governor to state their case for exoneration. If the governor is guilty, then he can be indicted in a court of law. If he is innocent, then let those who prejudged him hang by their tongues.
      Either way, this issue will be settled once and for all.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | October 2, 2014, 6:11 pm
      • Ive been telling that pedro everytime investigation is being coducted kht sino pa yan talunan man o incumbent as long they cn substantiate their allegation abrenian will be the winner

        Posted by eric shawn | October 3, 2014, 6:06 pm
        • Yes, Eric Shawn. There must be no distinction with regards to party affiliation. No one is above the law. “To whom much is given, much will be expected and to whom more is given, more will be required.” The salaries of all government officials, elected and appointed are paid with taxpayers’ money. The least these government officials can do is to plough back the money to the taxpayers in the form of increased and improved services. There is no longer a place in government for thieves and plunderers. The bumper sticker that reads, “Do not steal, the government hates competition” must be made a thing of the past. This is only the beginning. Abrenos must work together to make sure corruption ends by providing testimonies by way of personal knowledge. We can depend on Kim Henares of the BIR to do her share by filing cases of tax evasion against those who cannot explain their wealth through their income tax returns. We must support honest, competent and resolute leadership. Anything less is unacceptable.

          Posted by Pedro Abreno | October 3, 2014, 6:42 pm
  5. Agpayso sa met nga agdalus dan kadagiti siit iti dalan nga nalinteg (Daang Matuwid) ni Pinoy ditoy Abran? No kasta ngarud adda posibildad na nga ti manoken ti administration na wenno Liberal Party iti daytoy sumungad nga national election ket dagitay to baro nga rupa ti politika nga awan ti pakadamagan iti questionable nga pagkatao da agsipud ta possible nga indalan da ida iti Background Information tapno manamnama da nga awan to ti manperdi wenno mangsayang iti bannog da nga nangpabaliw iti dati nga nakaal-alas nga rupa wenno pakasaritaan iti nasyon tayo nga Pilipinas. No sinno man dagitoy ket maited to kadakuada ti talek dagiti botos ti kaadduan sapay koma ta adda koman kadakuada iti natangken nga lateg tapno saan ton nga maki-connive kadagiti dadduma nga ramay ti corruption a kas COA, contractors, Budget, private vendors, ken dadduma pay nga agtatakaw. Adun nga rigat ken took ti sinagaban ti taga Abra ket sapay koma ta dakayon ton ti umuna nga pagsarmingan wenno tuladen to met dagiti sumaruno nga kapututan nga mangiyeg iti husto nga linak ken talna gapu iti panag-progreso iti panagbiag nga gubuayen dagita kina-honest yo, kinadakkel ti panagpus-puso yo, ken kinatured yo nga mangsalungat iti linoloko wenno corruption nga aramid. Saluadan na kayonto koma ni Apo Dios!

    Posted by tiyo ambo | October 2, 2014, 10:00 pm
    • I agree absolutely, Tiyo Ambo. If Abra is to be cleansed of corruption, it is imperative that all government officials, elected or appointed, including auditors of the COA be subjected to a lifestyle check. It would be very interesting to know how these people have amassed wealth beyond their means. Evidence of ill-gotten wealth are all over the Facebook accounts of many of these people. The cockpits too, provide a list of people squandering money whose source are almost impossible to explain. The law on ill- gotten wealth stipulates that assets accumulated over and beyond the legal income is deemed prima facie evidence of ill-gotten wealth. The burden of proof shifts from the accuser to the accused. The basis is the SALN and the income tax returns of the accused. They can no longer hide their assets in the name of their relatives or friends because these people will be investigated by the BIR too. Believe it or not, judgment day is coming. Abrenos have long waited for it. They have suffered long enough. TAMA NA, SOBRA NA, PAGBAYARIN NA SA MGA KASALANAN SA BAYAN.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | October 2, 2014, 11:31 pm
  6. Iti daang-matuwid, sinno ngata ti madaydayaw nga adda turedna nga agserbi iti probinsiya. Any idea? Ala apo agirekomendakayo man ngarud ti mabalin nga ag-Diputado, Gobernador, Bise-gob, Bokales, ken Ma-mayor? wenno agpayso tay pagsasao tayo nga, “Arisiten ti sangapulo, sangapulo ket maysan to ti maiyabut.” No ditoy ayanmi nga Lagangilang, ti la mapanunotko nga “nalinteg ti pagnanana” ket ni Mr. Willie Atmosfera. Agsipsiputak pay laeng ti para Dip., Gob, bise-Gob, ken Bokales.

    Posted by GENTI | October 2, 2014, 11:15 pm
    • Ni ERIC BRINGAS TI KAYAT TI KAADWAN NGA PARA GOBERNADOR BY 2016 SAAN NGA MASAPOL TI MALALLAKI TA ADDA AMIN KENKUANA A TALLUGADING NGA MASAPUL TI ILI TAYU NGA ABRA

      Posted by magellannn | October 4, 2014, 12:29 pm
      • With his attitude, the kind of words he uses, I doubt he has the chance for a barangay councilor’s position. ‘ by your words you are justified ………..’

        Posted by TAGAMASID | October 4, 2014, 12:47 pm
        • IF ERIC BRINGAS AND ERIC SHAWN IS THE SAME PERSON MAYBE I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU TAGAMASID BUT DO YOU THINK SO????

          Posted by magellannn | October 4, 2014, 1:36 pm
        • Disnogek to pay laket ta ngiw ngiw mo TAGAMASID anya aya ti pakaringoram loko

          Posted by Jinggoy Kandiyeh | October 5, 2014, 2:37 am
        • Tagamasid puro bible verses laman ng bunganga mo pero ur judging person whom u dnt know.u r like phariseo in the new testament

          Posted by eric shawn | October 6, 2014, 5:05 am
  7. As predicted in the past, the long arm of campaign against corruptions through the ‘ matuwid na daan ‘ ni Pinoy finally reached Abra. If the alleged overpricing and substandard annexed provincial hospital be verified true, then we have the opportunity to find better deserving executive by 2016. While I have shown my support for the governor in the different thread, it doesn’t mean that I also support corruption that have kept the majority of Abrenians suffering from endless poverty while leaders are wallowing with luxuries from their loot. Abrenians have given their overwhelming votes for the governor which has no parallel in election results in Abra because they believed as I do believed that he accomplished so much in terms of infra., peace order and touching the needs of the poor. But if this accomplishments are tainted with hidden interest, like the Binays, then time to wake up; IT’S BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.
    Sapay koma ta sumaruno dagiti mamayores! Makita koma ti SALN tunggal maysa, makita ti lifestyleda dagiti sanikua, no kasano nga naaddaanda. Sapay koma ta adda dagiti makaitured nga kapatas da Benhur Uy ti DAP Napoles case ken Makati officials nga agsaksi tapno adda banagin dagiti kaso.
    Para governador kabsat GENTI, how about the mayor of of Bucay? I have heard wonderful info about him.

    Posted by TAGAMASID | October 3, 2014, 5:35 pm
  8. Sorry to bust your bubbles but I’m not Eric Shawn and I don’t intend to run for any elected position. There are more qualified individual out there who have the know-how to chart a better future for Abra.

    I’m just an Engineer providing the technological platform so people are informed. That’s how I started and that’s how I will remain.

    Thanks!

    Posted by SysOp | October 4, 2014, 4:01 pm
    • I admire your humility and candor, SYSOP. As always, the best man for the position will not run. You have done your share by providing a venue through Abrenian.com so Abrenos, regardless of political color or creed can be informed. I doff my hat off to you. You are a rarity in this broken world.

      Posted by Pedro Abreno | October 4, 2014, 5:03 pm
    • Im not an engineer im just a private individual who work hard to live. In short im superman.

      Posted by eric shawn | October 6, 2014, 4:47 am
      • Im also the most lovable in my mens magazine remember miss agustin in the fb she is one of my client

        Posted by eric shawn | October 6, 2014, 4:50 am
        • Food 4 thought! Pagsasao ti ilocos ” ti tao nga mangidaydayaw ti bagina, maag (stupid) nga agdadata” ( uray addict)

          Let us work together that deserving men of abra to govern our province will reach the attention of our president. We ask sir Pedro Abrenio, Sir Bodowan, Sir Kalbayug and maybe solicit church leaders to innetiated a way to endorse Godfearing and better qualified candidates 4 2016.

          Posted by TAGAMASID | October 6, 2014, 8:50 pm
        • Tagamasid do u have a copy of my mens magazine where alysa agustin was recognized as one of the sexiest cover girl but lack of mental capability

          Posted by eric shawn | October 8, 2014, 6:36 am
  9. I heard and witnessed good deeds of Mayor Barona (Bucay), and I admire his accomplishments in his town. So far, my observations regarding him are all positive and a lot better than Gob Takit, and way, way better than Cong. Bernos. But, can he muster the support of citizens from other towns? Does he have the guts and money to go against the Ruling/Majority Political Party in Manila? Is there any other recommendations to lead us in “daang matuwid”? Let us all unite and support “good” people to lead us. Gob Takit and Cong Bernos must “go” for the betterment of our province.

    Posted by GENTI | October 4, 2014, 5:36 pm
  10. Wake up Takit, the Luna’s and DOminic faction is starting to heat up against you. you will be a surely losser by 2016 elections Takit . Better go back to los angeles and sell mac Donalds.

    Posted by braulio | October 4, 2014, 9:39 pm
    • WE NEED AN OLD BOOK THAT NEEDS TO BE OPEN THAT HAS A GOOD AND HUMBLE REPUTATION LIKE THE OLD MAYOR BRINGAS GENERATIONS AND SYSOP IS ONE OF THOSE GENERATION THAT HUMBLE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF ABRA.
      TO SYSOP SHOW THEM THAT YOU ARE A BRINGAS THAT HAS THE BRAIN AND BRAVERY THAT ABRA NEEDS…. DONT CONCEDEWITH THIS GENERATION OF CROOKS THAT THEIR BOOKS SHOULD NOT BE OPENED NAKKONG
      GOGOGOGOGO GOVERNOR FOR 2016…

      Posted by JAMMIE MONTEMAYOR | October 5, 2014, 2:28 am
  11. Agkandidato ka ketdi Eric adda aya tarkok nga BRINGAS…kaanon to nga malokatan tay libro tayo a kas kuna ni J Montemayor..HALA BIRA HALA BIRA
    GOGOGO ERIC BRINGAS FOR GOVERNOR FOR 2016

    Posted by Demokratio Bringas | October 5, 2014, 2:53 am
  12. AND MATUWID NA DAAN IS FINALLY BE OPENED .VOTE ERIC BRINGAS FOR 2016 ABRA GOBERNOR

    Posted by Rimjazz Alzate | October 5, 2014, 3:08 am
  13. gogogo Eric Bringas for 2016 Gobernor

    Posted by Alex Barona | October 5, 2014, 3:11 am
    • Intay ngarud agbibinulig nga mangtulong ti kandidatora ni Eric Bringas nga isu ti namnama tay amin nga panagdur as ken panaglnlak ti langen langen tumong gal maysa dios ti ag ngina apo ket intay to ngarud ibotos ni ERIC BRINGAS into 2016 ti pagka Gobernador ti ili tay nga Abra

      Posted by Alzama Turqueza | October 5, 2014, 3:23 am
      • The best candidate for the province …Vote ERIC BRINGAS for Governor by 2016..Baro nga namnama ti probinsiya nga ABRA

        Posted by Rodrigo Zapata | October 5, 2014, 6:32 am
      • Are u related with poor jack turqueza as usual takit will just send flowers

        Posted by eric shawn | October 8, 2014, 6:38 am
        • Saan nga problema Eric Shawn ta sabong la ti ited ni Takit ngem siak longon ni mang Ambitong nga made in Pampanga ti ited ko kanyana ta agpating ga dala dita Abra addan to met a tiempo nga agsakit to met ti nakem pamilia na sayang ta dikam pay nagkinita tay baddek mi a duwa

          Posted by Alzama Turqueza | October 8, 2014, 6:47 pm
        • My sympathy to u ns turwueza d ko maintindihan tong takit na to biktima naman din brid sa patayan pero wala sya pakialam patayan ngaun importante makakurakot n he will saint in the eyes of abrenian

          Posted by eric shawn | October 9, 2014, 7:16 am
  14. si aayat kam amin ditoy licuan baay nga summoporta ken ERIC BRINGAS para Gobernador ti probinsiya tay nga Abra ibotos tayu ngarud into no 2016

    Posted by Jimmy Taverner | October 5, 2014, 6:38 am
  15. ado met gayam ti sidadaan nga summoporta ken sysop ERIC BRINGAS ket uray dakami ditoy HK ket kayat ko met nga suppotaran GOGOGO Eric Bringas for \gobernor for 2016

    Posted by Hong Kong Abrenian Association | October 5, 2014, 6:57 am
  16. Mayatak met a ken Eric Bringas, ngem nasapa san unay nga intay ibutaktak, narigaten no agbalin manen a kas dagitay immuna a nagibaga ti gandat da ket dagus a pinukaw da ditoy lubong.

    Posted by Sipsipdut | October 5, 2014, 7:49 am
  17. in UK Abrenian association,,,gogogo ERIC BRINGAS for Abra Governor by 2016

    Posted by Abra association of UK | October 5, 2014, 3:33 pm
  18. UAE BAGUIO IFUGAO BENGUET ABRA KALINGA Association will Vote ERIC BRINGAS for Gobernor for 2016

    Posted by BIBAK OF UAE | October 5, 2014, 3:44 pm
  19. ABRA GOVERNOR 2016

    Posted by Alzama Turqueza | October 5, 2014, 5:26 pm
  20. ABRA GOVERNOR 2016ESTAQUIO BERSAMINERIC BRINGASJOY BERNOSCECIL LUNA pollcode.com free polls

    Posted by tweet | October 5, 2014, 5:30 pm
  21. We really have a lot of deserving people in Abra, better qualified to serve and improve the province. Mayor Barona of Bucay and sir Sysop are 2 of them. But, let us be honest, what are the major winning factors in Abra politics. Is it not the dreaded 5 Gs – gold, guns and goons? Guts is no problem with mayor Barona n the Bringas, but do they have the other 2? In my humble belief, it is only through pres Pinoy’s blessings ( plus our limited capacity of support) that deserving candidates have the chance. Reaching the President’s attention on this matter is the only way to give us hope. But political history also shows that party’s interest is above everything.

    Posted by TAGAMASIDPP | October 5, 2014, 5:59 pm
    • as far as UAE every Abrenian is starting to pour their support to ERIC BRINGAS as their candidate by 2016 as a Governor the cry of people of Abra is widely heared world wide

      Posted by MISS UAE | October 6, 2014, 3:57 am
      • yes it could be a military and media coverage as it could be one of the hottest spots in COMING local 2016 elections ELECT ERIC BRINGAS FOR ABRA GOVERNOR

        Posted by JAIME CASTANEDA | October 6, 2014, 4:09 am
  22. Yes, it’s only thru the President’s blessing by using his military power to counter-act any kind of election fraud like vote-buying, coercion, intimidation/harassment, killings, and other evil ways that are not written in the book yet. If this happens Mr. President, I’ll guarantee you that you could reach your Matuwid Na Daan in full blown not only in Abra but the whole Country because those who are really dying to serve their birthplace without hidden personal interests will go home and form their own independent party if you have already prepared your own choice of candidates. You must find ways for the guarantee of these election blocks before the expiration of 2 or1 1/2 years (as the case maybe) residency requirement for them to renounce their present borrowed citizenship. Otherwise, we will end-up again voting the undesirable ones. It’s your last move now Mr. President, if you are really sincere to include our province in your legacy.

    Posted by kabulyog | October 5, 2014, 8:19 pm
  23. locals moving underground in their quest to ensure ERIC BRINGAS will be the man to beat for 2016
    GOGOGO ERIC BRINGAS FOR ABRA GOBERNOR

    Posted by OBSERVER 2016 | October 6, 2014, 4:14 am
    • Katokayo if seryoso ka sa politics il campaign for u i have a little bsilwick in my hometown i can deliver you 500 votes n zero for takit n others

      Posted by eric shawn | October 6, 2014, 7:05 am
      • Pagsasao ti Abra: ” ti agbilang ti piyek nga di pay napissan diay kuribot adu ti balbaltik ti utekna.” Adu ti kasta, aglalo dagiti agruga.

        Sir Sysop no agbaliw ti panunotmo ket padasem ti gasatmo ti politica, dakkel ti namnama ti ili long-aw ti Abra. Ngem daytoy ti saganaem – balitok nga makipatas ken Dominic, ken Andit Bernos. No agkadua ken Gov Takit by the blessings of pres. Pinoy, dakkel ti namnama. (the governor is considered innocent on charges against him until proven guilty). Being righteous, god fearing and better qualified does not guarantee to produce votes. I will campaign for you in 3 municipalities where I have relatives and close friends usin my own money.

        Posted by Tagamasid | October 7, 2014, 7:48 pm
        • I will never used my money to campaign for katokayo that is indirect bribery tagamasid ano kapalit pg nanalo si katokayo vested interest nasa isip mo din mono

          Posted by eric shawn | October 8, 2014, 6:41 am
    • i really admire how we are all get united in choosing ERIC BRINGAS as our standard bearer for a Gobernaturial post by 2016 which he is overwhelmingly qualified and supported by Abrenians who wants a better leadership.
      agkoyug tayto nga mangi butos kenkuana into no 2016

      Posted by JAMES MICHAEL BALDERAMA | October 7, 2014, 12:50 am
  24. one and only candidate for all abrenians Governor Eric Bringas for 2016

    Posted by Jammeer Buenafe | October 7, 2014, 6:54 am
  25. How about for Congressman? We need someone with balls like Eric Bringas. What did you say? Barona from Bucay?

    Posted by Bring it on Abrenans! | October 7, 2014, 9:39 pm
  26. uray kasano nga kayat ni Eric ti agtarayagbuteng to latta ta awan met kadua na ken kuarta na. ti masapol ti abra ket adaan kuarta , armas ken tured tapno maalam ti hustuanan na ngem no awan deta ket aglemeng ka latn ta matay ka met laeng.

    Posted by braulio | October 7, 2014, 9:58 pm
    • SAAN KA MAN MET NGA MANGBUTBUTENG SIKA BRAULIO SIK SIKAY LAENG AYA ITI ADDA BIAGNA KEN KUARTA NA..ANYA PANAGKITAM KEN ERIC BRINGAS TARKOK..NAGLOKO KAYUN.
      ADO LA UNAYEN AYA UNAY TI PESOS YON KONTRA DOLLAR NGA AGMULTIPLY..IBAGAM KEN BOSS MO NGA MANGISAGANA TI SAG 50 THOUSAND MAYSA TAO NGA PAG GATANG NA TI BUTOS TANO AWAN KASTA A KUARTA YO LOKOTEN YUN TA IKAMEN YUN TA AGI GINABOR TAYU TI KUARTA NO ISU TI KAYAT YO kasla AGTUBONG TI DADO ANYA MAS THOR

      Posted by DON ALFREDO VALERA | October 8, 2014, 1:18 am
  27. a luckrative investment by Abrenian Euro Millionaires who have multi bussinesses here in EUROPE where planning to offer to Pnoy in exchange for clean sweep Of leadership from head to bottom to paveway for a new leadership in Abra.
    This could be the turning point for new Abra and they are all throwing their support to GOV ERIC BRINGAS BY 2016 hoping we could see the limelight at the end of the tangadan tunnel this time
    ………..WE ARE ALL LIVING IN FEAR ABRA
    IT IS ABOUT TIME TO BE FEARLESS TO CHOOSE OUR NEW LEADERS BY 2016

    Posted by Romy Magbago | October 8, 2014, 3:01 am
  28. Napintas ti panggep agawidak nga mapan bumutos.

    Posted by Bagnus | October 8, 2014, 4:33 am
  29. Kailangan natin si Ted Failon na mag imbestiga dito sa pinatayung bagong Probinsyal Hospital kong totoo nga ba na may anomalya sana naman may makapagsabi kay Ted Faylon para malinawanagan kung totoo itong haka haka natin

    Posted by Pablito Guzman | October 9, 2014, 12:54 am
  30. Nagadu ket tawtanawtawen yo. Di yo paila pukawen abreanian.com. Awan Masayaat na sidi.

    Posted by Taks | October 9, 2014, 2:43 pm
  31. Apay nga di pay la sika ti agpukaw? Ikuyogmo ni Erection…..

    Posted by Maki | October 10, 2014, 7:50 pm
  32. ket awan serbi na padamag na.

    Posted by TAKS | October 11, 2014, 10:10 pm
  33. Apay madiyo kayat aya ni Joey Brillantes? Nalaing ken napudno nga agserbi isuna.

    Posted by warekwarek | October 12, 2014, 7:22 am
  34. The House committee on Public Works and Highways will pursue its scrutiny on the 200-million Abra Provincial Hospital, one among the government infrastructures built by controversial Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation (HCC) being investigated for alleged overpricing and possible corruption.

    Supposedly completed in 2010, the 170-bed capacity hospital building which stands on a 5,498 square meter land in Calaba, Bangued, went only in operation three years after when the crib wall of the stonemasonry collapsed and structural defects reportedly became evident after a storm hit Abra in 2011.

    The Department of Health through it’s universial health insurance system implementing agency PhilHealth, has also ordered the downgrade of APH status earlier this year from Level 2 to Level 1.

    ABRA PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL “ONE OF THE WORLD CLASS HOSPITAL” NGA MAKUNKUNA KET AGKIDAR NGA 200 MILLION PESOS. MANO LAENGEN TA KWARTO NA 170 BED CAPACITY, ITI FLOOR AREA NA KET KAKUDWA TAY LAND AREA NA NGA 5,498 SQ METER.TI GANAD TI MAY SA NGA SQUARE METER ITI BUILDING NA KET 75,000 PESOS PER SQUARE METER.SABALI PAY TAY PUNDO NA NGA 10 MILLION PESOS NGA SITE DEVELOPMENT TAY NAGTAKDERAN NA.HAAN MET NGA HILMARC CONsTRUCTION EQUIPMENTS TI INUSAR DA NU DIKET TAY EQUIPMENTS ITI PROVINCIAL MOTORPOL.HAAN KA AGINDADALOS TAKIT BERSAMIN NAKARKAURO KAYO PAY NGA AGKAKABSAT KEN LUCAS NGA JUSTICE TI SUPREME COURT AGPADA KAYO NGA KURAKOT,AGTATAKAW.AYAN DUMAYO MET LANG KEN BINAY TA MAYMAYSA MET LANG CONTRACTOR YO HILMARC”S CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION.WORLD CLASS HOSPITAL NGA AGUBO NU PINAGTUTUDO,AWAN PAY NADALOS NGA DANUM PAKA KITAAN NGA ISU NGA DOWNGRADED TI STATUS TI HOSPITAL BABAEN TI DEPARMENT OF HEALTH.KAASI PAY TI TAGA ABRA NGA LUKLUKWEN YO.SI KAYO NGA BERSAMIN ITI NANGIRURUMEN TI ABRA.DECISION OF THE DOH PROVED THAT BUDGET OF THE HOSPITAL IS CORRUPTED BY YOU TAKIT AND RUBY LIKEWISE YOUR BROTHER JUSTICE LUCAS BERSAMIN.CHECK AT YOUTUBE ABRA PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL 200MILLION BY HILMARC CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION.

    Posted by aphpasyentem | November 8, 2014, 4:23 am
  35. This issue keeps coming back. I guess it will remain a burning issue until the hospital will serve Abrenians the was it was supposed to.If you recall, a part of the new hospital was damaged during a storm due to substandard materials. This was back in July 2011.- the story was on our old site – Substandard Construction Blamed on APH Building CollapseThe damaged building was since repaired. I saw it for myself back in March this year. But the wall remains untouched.A user alerted me that the wall is finally being repaired AGAIN to the tune of P14 Million. The user sent mesome snapshots of the on going repair
    This so called “Legacy” by the Governor has been such a roller coaster ride. There were so many contrasting reports. So I decided to get something straight from the horse’s mouth – the governor himself and even the First lady herself. So don’t take my word for it. Read on…these are OFFICIAL news reports by reputable news sources. (I am posting each stories on it’s entirety in case the source link will somehow mysteriously disappear. So bear with me.) You can draw your own conclusion.
    First, the construction was completely under the radar until the New APH got damaged in 2011.
    Substandard building construction blamed
    By Robyn Alfonso Friday, July 29th, 2011
    The partial collapse of a newly constructed hospital building in Abra which brings back the worrisome images of collapsed Ruby Towers in the 1960s is a hot topic amongst overseas Abrenians including Filipino Australians, writes Robyn Alfonso.
    The ire of Abrenians living overseas has recently been ticked off by news of the newly constructed provincial hospital having been badly damaged even before it got the chance to open.
    damaged_hospital.jpg The gaping back wall of the newly constructed Abra Provincial Hospital was seen in several photographs posted in cyber networks and online forum of overseas Abrenians.
    Several threads in discussion groups have been throbbing hot with exchanges as to how the damaged back wall occurred.
    Posted photos triggered allegations and suspicions of ‘substandard materials’ used, while others questioned the reliability of design.
    On closer look, it appeared however that the damage has been partly caused by the collapse of the rip-rap retaining wall that the building was adjacent to.
    The contractor of the damaged building, according to reports, was Glen Eduarte, Mayor of Tayum, a town next to the provincial town capital of Bangued.
    The gaping wall exposed a construction lacking in reinforcement, one concerned Abrenian observed.
    ————
    Then the Governor assured Abrenians that the Hospital is sound and he will launch an investigation on what happen. He consider this as a priority project (see bold letters). Note This was in July 2011.

    Abra gov assures soundness of new hospital building
    by Maritess B. Beñas
    BANGUED, Abra, Aug. 3 (PIA)- – Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin assured that he will look into the soundness of the new Abra Provincial Hospital (APH) building currently under construction before it is turned over to the provincial government.
    This he made in the wake of criticisms being made after the cribwall of the stonemasonry that is supposed to protect the new hospital collapsed last week.
    This incident generated so many negative comments in the social network and the media, not only against the contractors and the provincial engineers who are supposed to be supervising the construction project but to the Governor, he being in command over the implementation of the said infrastructure project which is funded by a loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines.
    The Governor urged the people instead to help him ensure that the project be completed efficiently rather than giving so many negative statements that are demoralizing.
    He gave his assurance that investigation is going to be conducted within their level because he is for good governance and transparency. He also appealed for the people not take verbal reports ‘because the damage has to be investigated to determine who is at fault and we have to consider many factors surrounding the circumstances.’
    “I would like to tell everyone that I am determined to fix everything because I want to finish the project despite what happened. We need this new hospital very badly because as of now, our old hospital can no longer accommodate our sick patients,” he announced.
    Bersamin also said that he will make sure the facilities that will be put into the new hospital will all be new as he would not want to bring in the old facilities like beds and anything from the existing APH. (JDP/MTBB-PIA CAR, Abra)
    —————–
    Septermber 2011, Here’s an interesting piece. The governor declared that the Hospital will be opened at the end of the year (2011). Also, the damaged ripraping was supposed to be repaired by the contractor at his own expense. So why is the construction is now going now (see above photos) to the tune of P14 Million at the expense of the Provincial Government?
    New Abra Provincial Hospital to be named “Dr. Luis F. Bersamin, Sr. Memorial Hospital”
    September 16, 2011 at 7:25pm
    BANGUED, Abra- – The Abra Provincial Hospital Annex Building will be named Doctor Luis F. Bersamin, Sr. Memorial Hospital after the late father of Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin, who initiated the said project.
    The draft ordinance naming the new hospital building which will be inaugurated before the year ends, was presented in a public last September 12.
    People who knew the late Dr. Bersamin recall how he served with compassion especially the impoverished Abrenians, for free, not only during his stint as governor but even before and after his term as governor.
    There was no objections on naming the new hospital building after the late past-governor during the deliberations. Moreover, the proposal was unanimously voted by the members of the and likewise recommended by the provincial health board.
    The SP is now preparing all the documentary requirements set in the guidelines of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines in renaming schools, hospitals and other public structures named after the province or municipality.
    Meanwhile, the damaged riprap at the back of the hospital building is already being reconstructed by the contractor at his expense and under tighter supervision of the Provincial Engineer’s Office. *(JDP/MTBB-PIA CAR, Abra
    —————–
    This gets more interesting. January 2012, New Equipments worth P10 Million was supposedly delivered to the new hospital. I didn’t see anything when I visited the place in March 2013. I did see some boxes at the ground floor. BUT the hospital is not ready. So the Governor again promised that it will open mid-year.

    DOH-CAR delivers equipment to new Abra Provincial Hospital
    January 11, 2012 at 6:00pm
    BANGUED, Abra -– The Department of Health–Center for Health Development – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CHD-CAR) had delivered last week the first set of hospital equipment to the new Abra Provincial Hospital.
    Provincial Health Officer Godofredo Gasa announced that delivered equipment costing P10 million include: bio safety laboratory cabinet, two units of laboratory water bath, laryngoscopes, blood pressure monitors, suction machine, electro-cardiograph machine and anesthesia machine.
    More medical equipment are expected to be delivered soon. The provincial health office ad proposed to the DOH-CHD hospital equipment worth around P40 million.
    In an interview with Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin, who is instrumental in the construction of the new hospital building, said the new APH building will be opened hopefully within the mid year. This is to make sure the structure is finished and furnished properly and adequately.
    The construction of the new APH building was supposed to be finished within the first quarter of this year as earlier projected and programmed, but the completion is delayed due to the damage incurred last year.
    Besides, the Governor said they will have to procure the needed facilities and equipments that are needed in the operation of the new hospital.
    The existing old APH building will be maintained to accommodate more patients in the future and hopefully the in-patients and out-patients will not have to be occupying the same building and using the same facilities. (JDP/MTBB-PIA CAR,Abra)
    ———————
    Now the Coup De Grace, “right from the horse’s mouth” – This new release was taken from the Governor’s Official website. Note here, the Governor is saying that the construction only took 14 months from February 2010. This is not possible considering the cronology of stories above. Is this a typo? or the Provincial Government can’t do math? Also note about the amount of P20 Million and it does include the repairing of the wall.
    Lastly, despite all the money that was poured into this Hospital, The first Lady is going around the U.S. asking for money from Expats for the hospital rooms.
    Better health services seen with opening of Abra’s new provincial hospital
    BANGUED, Abra—In support of the government’s health agenda called “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan,” Abra’s new provincial hospital finally opened its doors to the public.
    Aiming to improve access to quality health-care services in hospitals and other health facilities by the poor and marginalized sectors in the community, the hospital is located at Barangay Calaba in the capital town of Bangued adjacent to the old hospital.
    The new provincial hospital is a two-story structure with a floor area of 5,498 square meters and a 170-bed capacity, an improvement from the existing hospital. Aside from new equipment, the new hospital will also receive state-of-the-art CT scan, digital x-ray, x-ray machine and a C-arm.
    The construction of the new hospital is funded by a P180-million loan obtained from the LandBank to cover the infrastructure, auxiliary system, taxes and allowable mark. The construction was commenced in February 2010 and completed in 14 months.
    Aside from the loan, an additional P20 million was appropriated to cover the completion of the civil works which includes the cementing of the parking lot and access roads, the strengthening of the retaining wall, and the land escape.
    To assure continuous service and provision for potable water, the additional amount was able to add up for the installation of a high-tech ultra-filtration water system and a 500-KVA generator including a sewerage-treatment plant, compliant with the waste-management law.
    With its soft opening and pending the acquisition of new equipment, the new hospital temporarily serves as extension of the old hospital, housing the private rooms and the wards.
    With the support of Abrenian expatriates under the adopt-a-room project initiated by Abra First Lady Ruby Bersamin, each private room has a television set, a refrigerator, and an air-conditioning unit.
    Re-elected Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin said the new hospital is in support of the “Aquino Administration’s Health Agenda,” also called “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” in partnership with the Department of Health to improve access to quality health-care services in hospitals and other health facilities for the poor and marginalized sectors in the community.
    The Department of Health approved a grant in the form of brand-new medical equipment for the hospital. –Liza T. Agoot / Correspondent http://www.abra.gov.ph/index.php/art-opener/107-better-health-services
    ——————-
    In addition, there were reports that the PCSO also donated equipment to the New APH. Prompting an inquiry by Carmelita Omli Tagorda on the veracity of the report. Ms. Omli shared us her letter.
    Letter to Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office re APH cc DOH

    Posted by aphpasyente | November 8, 2014, 5:01 am

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