What’s this I have been hearing over there at the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) that the wife Philippine National Railways (PNR) General manager Joseph Allan Dilay is one of the main contractors of the said department’s projects?
Gina Dilay reportedly supply’s the electronics, office equipment, and construction needs of the agency allegedly using various private corporations.
But an employee of the DOTC, who requested anonymity, said Dilay is not actually a contractor but only acts as an agent or broker of the suppliers or contractors.
“Mrs. Dilay would look for huge projects inside DOTC. Once a multi-million project is identified, she would then contact a company, mostly owned by her friends, who would supply or deliver the services needed by the agency,” the employee explained.
The same source said that for acting as a middleman or broker, “Ma’am Gina” charges 40 percent commission from the company which would definitely corner the targeted DOTC juicy project.
“Usap-usapan sa loob na 20 percent ng commission kay Maam Gina napupunta at yung 20 percent naman para sa mga bossing namin dito sa loob,” my DOTC source added.
Veteran lawyer Nelson Borja said if the report is true, Dilay is not only violating the government procurement act but the Civil Service Code as well since her husband not only works for the government but also heads an agency that is directly under the DOTC.
Legal experts agree that Mrs. Dilay’s business dealings with the DOTC is a perfect example of conflict of interests since her husband works for the same department.
This is not the first time that the PNR boss’ wife was linked to a government transaction. In a news report in 2012, Gina Dilay is said to have brokered for the no-bid proposal for the construction of the LRT 1 expansion to Cavite.
Using the family business, the JAD Group of Companies (short for Joseph Allan Dilay), the Dilays allegedly made its fortune on its transactions with the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), according to the same report.
My mole at the DOTC suggests that the Senate should invite Mrs. Dilay to its next hearing to shed light on her reported participation in tapping the Autre Porte Technique Global Inc. (APT Global) for the continued maintenance of MRT 3 despite its contract having already expired in September last year.
The Senate definitely should summon Mrs/ Dilay to its next hearing. I’m sure she has a lot to say when it comes to DOTC needs, and the LRT and MRT operations.
Right, Sen. Grace Poe?
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Another nasty DOTC rumor going around
Aside from the story that the wife of PNR Boss Joseph Allan Dilay is a contractor at the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), a nastier rumor is circulating among its employees.
The gossip that is going around these days over at the DOTC, is that Mrs. Gina Dilay had a hand in getting Autre Porte Technique Global Inc (APT Global) to be the current maintenance provider of the MRT 3,
The DOTC admitted that it is paying P57 million a month to APT Global for the upkeep of MRT 3. But MRT 3 always has a breakdown that endangers the lives of passengers.
Rumormongers claim the reason the MRT continues to break down almost everyday is that APT Global does not purchase new parts for the train but merely hammers or glues unserviceable parts.
And where does the monthly P57 million-maintenance budget go? According to them, P15 million goes to the broker or middleman; P30 million is divided between two cabinet members, while the rest to pay for its CEO, Mario Dela Cruz, the consultants, engineers, and technicians who laboriously try to fix these trains with hammers, screws drivers, and glue every night.
Tsk,tsk,tsk…good thing this is just a rumor. Or is it???