What’s this I have been hearing all the way from Laguna that a certain contractor, despite his failure to implement a multi-million peso project in the province, still gets paid by the local government unit?
Rumor has it that a certain “Brostan”, the contractor who won the P300 million asphalt overlay project of the province in 2013 under then Gov. E.R. Ejercito, was first given a P45 million mobilization fund, which is allowed by law.
Surprisingly, for unknown reason, “Brostan” has yet to start the project after winning it two years ago. However, the provincial government, now under Gov. Ramil Hernandez, allegedly paid the contractor P50 million last year and another P50 million this year for the same unfinished project.
Gov. Hernandez’s constituents now wonder why he allows these payments to Mr. Brostan when no road repair was ever undertaken.
Efforts by this writer to reach Hernandez for comments failed as his staff said the governor is out of the office doing some rounds in the province.
Tsk, tsk, tsk . . . this is a serious allegation that the Office of the Ombudsman should take a close look at, and paging also the Department of Justice.
There goes Pnoy’s “matuwid na daan”. It’s really all baloney!!!
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Philweb’s e-games . . . the new national pastime
Ever notice the sudden proliferation of electronic gaming centers operated by Philweb Corp. in the country today?
Gaming industry sources said there are over 200 e-game outlets nationwide now, more commonly known as online casinos, and the number is growing every week as the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) continues to approve licenses for this kind of legalized gambling.
There is no difference really between the land-based casino and Pagcor’s e-game centers run by Philweb Corp., the source explained. The games played in the latter, such as slot machines and table card games, are done in the computers inside each outlet or center.
Some say there is nothing wrong with Philweb’s online gambling centers sprouting all over the country since the operation is sanctioned by Pagcor. However, church officials observed this new type of casino is fast becoming the pastime of individuals because they are conveniently located near homes, work, and even schools.
These online casino centers are popping up like mushrooms in subdivisions and villages. Worse, some are located a few hundred meters away from schools.
My source said Philweb’s e-game outlets are actual casinos too, disguising as entertainment centers so they can be allowed in cities or towns where casinos are not allowed such as in Quezon City, Makati, and Mandaluyong and in many other areas.
Paging Mayors Bautista, Binay, and Abalos!!!