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Corruption in Bicol DPWH? ‘Whistleblower’ claims so

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Is there corruption hounding the Department of Public Works and Highways regional office in Bicol?

DPWH legal officer Oliver Rodulfo accused regional director Reynaldo Tangudando of corruption on bidding and implementation of projects, Bicol Today reported.

Rodulfo also linked Tangudando to irregularities in appointments and selections of officials in the regional office.

Bicol Today said it could not immediately reach Tangudando for comment.

He lodged administrative and criminal complaints against Tangudando before the Ombudsman.

Also, he lodged a complaint against DPWH administrative officer David Isabelo Alvarez over the appointment of an outsider lawyer Felix Brazil, and two engineers, Marilou Sariba and Cornelio Relativo Jr.

On the other hand, he claimed corrupt officials from the Bids and Awards secretariat and Technical Working Group have resorted to a rigged bidding.

He urged DPWH Secretary Mark Villar to order an immediate audit of the fees received by the Quality Assurance and Hydraulic Division from contractors for material testing by the Internal Audit System.