Posted on October 3, 2020 by iwano@_84
The Commission on Audit has demanded the blacklisting of contractors who have caused the continued delay in the implementation of the Bureau of Fire Protection’s modernization program that guarantees the establishment of one operational fire station in every municipality and city in the country.
COA revealed in its 2019 BFP annual audit report that was released days ago that 170 fire stations remained unfinished in 2019, or have been abandoned by the contractor due to various reasons.
In the same audit report submitted to BFP Director Jose S. Embang Jr., COA Director Michael R. Bacani also revealed that the firefighting agency has transferred P4.309 billion to two procurement service agencies of the government for the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment and to finance various infrastructure projects.
Despite receiving the allocation from the BFP, the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management and the Philippine International Trading Corporation