Archive for March 11, 2009

Sta. Barbara mayor builds ‘cheaper but quality’ classrooms

By Mortz C. Ortigoza

STA. BARBARA –- Is there corruption in the construction of government-funded school buildings?

In this town, a privately donated one school classroom complete with toilet and blackboards cost only P250,000 while a classroom built by the Department of Public Works and Highways cost P500,000, without a toilet and blackboards.

Mayor Reynaldo Velasco said classrooms are cheaper here because he the barangay captains whose villages hosted the construction did not take a single centavo as bribe money from private building contractors.

“I told the contractor to lower his profit since he would be building plenty of them,” Velasco said.

March 11, 2009 at 9:13 am 1 comment

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