Public Works Bidding Scam

The World Bank has uncovered a major cartel involving local and international firms bidding on a Philippines roads project and it had barred seven companies, three from the Philippines and four from China. These companies are temporarily barred from bidding on its projects due to alleged corruption.

What's new with this news? Nothing! The only difference is that the World Bank initiated it rather than the Philippine government.

Despite the delayed action, it is better late than never. However, I could smell something silly with this. I am 100% sure that some of the banned companies will create a new company to place bids again in Public works project. A new carriage with an old horse.

Anyway, let's just wait and see what will happen.

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Ver Pangonilo

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) – Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) – Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).

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