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COA finds irregularities in Abra’s 22 infra projects

Commission On Audit

Commission On Audit

The projects involving roads, bridges and mass housing are worth P135.98 million

MANILA, Philippines – Government auditors have questioned 22 infrastructure projects of the provincial government of Abra worth P135.98 million ($3.2 million), noting the lack of basic documents, lapses in bidding procedures, non-compliance with equipment requirements, and duplication of personnel.

“Twenty-two various infrastructure projects …were not supported with complete documentation. Hence, the bidding process and awards of the contracts …as well as payments thereof were doubtful,” the Commission on Audit said (COA) said in its report.

The projects include bridges, roads, a micro-hydro project, and a housing project, among others.

Payments totaling P90.24 million were approved despite the lack of progress billings, inspection reports and results of test analysis, according to COA.

“The absence of the preceding documents posed doubt on the extent of control and monitoring undertaken by management and thus affected audit review as to veracity of reported accomplishments,” the COA said.

Auditors recommended that Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin be required to complete the documentation requirements, submit justifications and explanations for the deficiencies, and investigate the project contractors for fraud and possible disqualification.

One contractor was found to have cornered 9 contracts worth P41.85 million. Auditors found anomalies in the details including overlapping schedules, similar names of personnel and non-identification of machinery and equipment.

Some of the projects that were audited were the Land Development of Abra Housing Project worth P10.72 million ($238,000); the concreting of Sallapadan-Bucloc Road worth P7.99 million ($178,000), concreting of Pena-Villa Road worth P5.99 million ($133,000); and the concreting of Pena-Villa Junction to Kirmay Fish Farm worth P5.99 million ($133,000).

The 9 projects were all started on March 12 to October 17, 2014 and were scheduled to be finished on May 24 to December 8, 2014. This meant that they were all to be simultaneously done by one team, if the documents are to be scrutinized, COA said.

Auditors pointed out that the projects traversed the municipalities of Bangued, Bucay, Bucloc, Penarrubia, Sallapadan, and San Isidro, which had distances between them stretching from the 6.6 kilometers between Bucay and Bangued to 51.63 kilometers between Bangued and Bucloc.

The project engineer, materials engineer and foreman for the 9 projects were all the same, auditors found out.

“The manpower schedule showed that the project engineer was to be in the Abra Housing project (in Penarrubia) and Banacao-Baac-Langiden Road project (in Bangued), and the foreman was to be in all of the above projects, from start to finish,” COA said. – Rappler.com

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32 thoughts on “COA finds irregularities in Abra’s 22 infra projects

  1. Who is this lucky guy who almost bagged all the contracts that coa found irregularities. It must be dummy or allies that the 30 percent was given to madam x thats why koliglig was lenient in the release and acceptance of the infra priject with out sample test as stated in the report.

    Posted by eric shawn | July 21, 2015, 9:26 pm
    • Peace brothers! Just my opinion!

      Documentation problem lang ba ito? Kung documentation lang, nangangahulugan na ang problema ay sa kontractor? Sa implementation, wala kayang problema?

      I think the news title is misleading. Doubtful lang naman pala, wala pang evidence. Tsaka di pa naOaudit kasi nga, wala pang proper documentation. What’s the cause for panic?

      Mas masahol yaong mga national road natin na defective talaga ang pagkakagawa. Bakit walang action ang COA? May shoulder nga highway natin, kuragrag naman antagal pa matapos. Dapat diyan remove and replace again and again and again hanggang makamit ang karapatdapat para sa mga taxpayers na kagaya ko.

      Malapit na kasi ang eleksyon kaya padami na ng padami ang mga mapanirang press release.

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      Posted by Rustico "Captain Dragon" Reynante | July 22, 2015, 7:15 am
      • Ung audit report is an evidence na un mr internet rustico. They are just waiting the explaination n justification of the good governor to procedural purposes or observance of due process if his xplaination is doubtful again im sure COA will transmit their report to the office i admired most for investigation for violation of graft n corrupt practices. N the governor should ecplsin also to the taxpayer like me the latest adverse report agains him because they keep on claiming that they are onlu politicians in abra who are not criminal n corrupt worst they use verses of the bible and surge of killings to cover up corruotion ti his administration. Amen

        Posted by eric shawn | July 22, 2015, 7:47 am
        • haan a! patpatangem eric shawn? awan pay garod ti coa report ta awan pay garod document nga dawdawaten da. enginir, poorman haan nga tao ni gob no di ketdi tao ti contraktor!

          Posted by eric internet | July 22, 2015, 8:58 am
  2. Tagamasid this is what you are saying that koliglig had done to our province in terms of infra projects yes u are right kokigkig has done so many projects na pinagkakskitaan nya worst irregularites have been noted by the COA.

    Posted by eric shawn | July 21, 2015, 9:29 pm
  3. I didn’t know that our province also has a mass housing project. Ayan na ngata nga lugar dayta?

    Posted by Don | July 21, 2015, 10:17 pm
  4. feeling niyo kasi untouchable kayo

    Posted by reuben kim | July 22, 2015, 2:52 am
    • Now tagamasis and alipores pls dont be shy to post ur comments here now that no other than the COA have released what they perceive to be irrugular in the implimentation of infra projects. Thenk u koliglig sa dami ng projects mo na full of anomalies

      Posted by eric shawn | July 22, 2015, 4:23 am
  5. Ni lapaz mayor deta dummm dummy

    Posted by mokong | July 22, 2015, 8:09 am
  6. It appears that the main problem is documentation – inadequate required papers, not the projects. It’s far better to have projects without all the papers than to have a perfect documentation without the projects. Of course, as taxpayer myself like any other responsible citizen, I support the REQUEST of COA TO REQUIRE the governor to produce the needed papers from people concerned to erase doubts of the veracity of all projects.

    Posted by TAGAMASID | July 22, 2015, 8:43 am
    • Tagamasid u cant set right the start of wrongdoings. Sa bidfing process pa lng meron ng dummy contractor anyway let me congratulate u for being true that kokiglig have done to our brloved province among thos yuo mentioned are the 22 infra projects subject for explaination hopefully invrsrigation to the office of ombudsman include na din natin mga latest shooting incidents.let me remind you documents are strong evidence for graft practices. Likewise im waiting also the coareport that dpwh’s infra projects.

      Posted by eric shawn | July 22, 2015, 9:04 am
  7. Apay ,masapul koma dayta nga plinano da nga project ket maipaay amin iti taga Abra tapno iti kasta ket awan complain ken nasayaat nga papanana dayta nga kiddaw u apo nga project awan tse tse borete na san apo nga iti bulsa ti papanan na tapno san nga bad record ti province nga Abra,bassit la ngaruden ti Abra awan nasayaat nga damag na

    Posted by Myr | July 22, 2015, 4:30 pm
  8. Urayentau dyay coa report ti dpwh infra project bka mkigtot kau pay,isu metlng ah nga puro mansyon ti babbalay dgita corrupt nga politiko ti abra pti bodyguard mansion pay ti balayna

    Posted by Hans | July 22, 2015, 6:30 pm
  9. Suuuuuu,,,,,,,.. dpay mairaman ni joylibee ken pader nan, kontratista karetista, artista, rakista kdpy

    Posted by mokong | July 22, 2015, 6:39 pm
  10. Ngem patiek awan mabalod kanyada, ngamin adda magic da, he, he,

    Posted by mokong | July 22, 2015, 6:42 pm
    • No mokong il cross my finger with daang tuwid ni pinoy and whoever mgtuloy sa tuwid na daan one by one those corrupt politicians like koliglig n others will have the same fate with the three senators n governors who were indicted by the office i admired most.

      Posted by eric shawn | July 22, 2015, 9:07 pm
  11. kas kunak,masapol nga ag paaramid ti Pinas ti ado nga pag baludan,agasem amin nga politico ti Pinas ket adda tinakaw da ti gobyerno. ultimo barangay kapitan ken dagiti buyot da ket nakaraman da pay.

    Posted by turkak | July 23, 2015, 4:39 pm
  12. kas kuna ni mokong,matay dan ton sakbay adda ma iyuli nga darum.

    Posted by turkak | July 23, 2015, 4:40 pm
  13. Ti la pakpakaringuran nyo. M

    Posted by Taks | July 25, 2015, 6:26 am
  14. Apay nga awan met ti written complaint nga mabasa para kada Demonic…..ni met KOLIGLIG Bulsa amin and friends ti umati perper ti complain na ti COA kayat na a sawen nga ni KOLIGLIG TI DEMONYO
    ABRA NETIZEN unmask the true devil after all

    Posted by 2016 LAZER STAG BAKBAKAN | July 25, 2015, 11:48 pm
    • Si dominic ang demonyo kc marami sya pinapatay si koliglig e santong kabayo kc he let them happens for him to be saint. Evil triumph if a good men do nothing corrupt na nga sya d pa nya mapatigil patayan he just send flowers.

      Posted by eric shawn | July 26, 2015, 2:42 am
      • HEY ERIC SHAWN IT COULD BE VERY NICE IF YOU COULD PROVE YOUR ALLEGATION

        Posted by PHILIP AND PINES AWARDS | July 26, 2015, 9:10 am
        • Wait that another victim of shooting incident n il show you the flowers that koliglig will send and the culprit if not frm lingtan it could be henchmen og demonic

          Posted by eric shawn | July 26, 2015, 9:42 pm
        • MAHIRAP ANG MAGBINTANG SA KAPWA ERIC SHAWN MASAMA YAN ..
          HUWAG NAMANG GANYAN NA MAY HAKA HAKA PERO PERO AT TEKA TEKA
          SIGURADUHIN MO LANG SANA ANG IYONG SINASABI PARA NAMAN AY MAINTINDIHAN NANG NAKAKABASA
          Pati ako eh hindi kuna ma intidihan..baguhin mo sana iho

          Posted by REHAS NANG KABIHASNAN | July 28, 2015, 11:16 pm
        • D mo pala naintindihan bkt alam mong ipinionated aking post lahat yan substantiated with facts and evidences iha

          Posted by eric shawn | July 29, 2015, 2:40 pm
        • ANG IYONG SINASABIMO AY SUBSTANDARD EREIC SHAWN DIYAN KA TALAGANG MAGALING HAKAHAKA TEKA TEKA PERO PERO WALA PA NAMANG NAKOKOLONG SA KANILA HANGGANG NGAYUN IHO

          Posted by ROMEO AND JULIET | July 29, 2015, 6:37 pm
  15. AYON SA CAMP JUAN VILLAMOR, ESP. PO2 BRITOS, ALL POINT TO DOMINIC ALL KILLINGS SHA MASTERMIND

    Posted by dante | July 28, 2015, 11:55 pm
    • ayun kay PO1BRITOS SI KOLIGLIG ANG MASTERMIND SA KASALOKOYAN PATAYAN NANG MGA MANOK DITO SA LAKANDULA NANG ABRA AT NGAYUN AY PINAGHAHANAP SI MASTERMINED KOLIGLIG NANG MGA PULIS PARA MAKUNAN NANG PAHAYAG AT MAKIPAG INUMAN NA RIN SA KANYA
      CES TRINITY PARA SA BALITANG CIZMOSO SA ILOKOS

      Posted by CES TRINITY | July 29, 2015, 2:42 am

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