Whiff of corruption continues as COA reports unecessary infinity pool, jacuzzi, etc., at PPA

Wazzup Pilipinas!?

State auditors questioned the Philippine Ports Authority over what they called the unnecessary and wasteful construction of an infinity pool in one of its training centers.

 "The Commission on Audit said the PPA spent around P10.8 million on the project for its training compound in San Fernando, La Union.

Aside from an infinity pool, the project cost also covered a jacuzzi, a guest room, a pergola and a decorative rock wall."

State auditors said that the construction was “unnecessary” as it had caused the demolition of a newly built canopy and perimeter fence, resulting in “improper and wasteful” spending of public funds. 

I'm stressed with all these "whiffs of corruption" headlined by the Department of Health (Philippines). Pwede bang gamitin yung 10 million worth na infinity pool at other lavish installations like jacuzzi, pergola, guest room, etc., ng Philippine Ports Authority sa La Union para ma-relax naman?  It's our tax that paid for these luxury facilities, anyway. 

The COA juggernaut against the Imeldific wastefulness of the Duterte admin continues. 

“Management still pursued the construction of new structures without any supporting feasibility study and, seemingly, without regard for value-for-money.” 

But the PPA management was insistent on the necessity of the improvements in the training center which they said can also be used for local, national and international trainings and conferences.  

PPA GM Jay Daniel Santiago says expanding the amenities will increase the demand and profitability of the venue. He adds that what the auditors also failed to realize and recognize is that part of PPA’s function is to train its personnel to render the services its responsible for.

Syempre hindi papatalo mga taga PPA. Ang DENR nga nag-akssaya ng dolomite sa isang portion ng Manila Bay. Eh di lagyan ng infinity pool Naman para may sariling resort ang PPA.

Ginawan ng infinity pool at jacuzzi para daw makatipid sa mga exit conferences at para parentahan ng mas mahal.

Pero noong 2018 ang revenue ng facilities ay 700k ang electric bill nila ay 750k. Kuryente pa lang yan ha.

So paano nakatipid ang bayan dito?  

Mas maganda nga dati na walang pool. May area for team building games. Maganda na rin rooms nila noon. 

Infinity pool eh pag high tide abot na abot ang lawn ng PPA ng tubig dagat. Kamusta ang pool?

On this issue I agree 100% with COA. The key issue here is not whether PPA should renovate and generate income, but whether you need a P10M infinity pool to do that.  

Kung ang panahon ni Pnoy pagtitipid ang ginawa ito puro paglulustay sa kaban ng bayan ang inatupag. Nakakagalit, ang daming namamatay at nagugutom sa panahon ng pandemic tapos ito ang makikita namin. Nasaan ba ang mga puso niyo, meron pa ba?

Tapos pagdurasahan ng mga susunod na generation. Tagal aabutin bago mabayaran lahat ng winaldas at ninakaw nila.

Sa panahon ni Duterte, ang taong bayan ang tinipid eh.

May pa contest yata sa administrasyon ni Duterte kung sino ang pinaka korupt na ahensya!

The Philippines is now reporting an average of more than 13,000 cases daily in the past week, its highest 7-day average since the start of the pandemic. 

Meantime, testing and contact tracing still nowhere while DOH caught up explaining covid billions funds. And, DepED billions deficiencies, TESDA ume-elcac, PPA’s infinity pool.. *whiff pfft. 

Stay strong COA!

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