Pinakyaw na! Calida’s security agency bags multimillion-peso contract from House
Solicitor General Jose Calida is reportedly slowly building a business empire out of his and his wife’s security agency by snapping up contracts in government offices one by one.
A source told Politiko that Vigilant Investigative and Security Agency, Inc. (VISAI), a company chaired by Mrs. Milagros Calida, has taken over as the security provider of the House of Representatives.
VISAI’s multimillion-peso contract with the House is on top of the deals it allegedly got to provide security guards and closed circuit television (CCTV) operators at Luneta and Paco Park.
Documents obtained by Politiko showed VISAI bagged contracts worth P40 million from the National Parks Development Committee (NPDC) over the past 18 months. Calida assumed office in June 2016.
NPDC, an agency attached to the Department of Tourism, is tasked to beautify, preserve and maintain Luneta and the smaller but historic Paco Park, both in Manila.
VISAI’s first contract with NPDC, which was worth P10 million, was signed on June 29, 2017. It covered a period six months from July 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.
The second contract, worth P30 million, was bagged by the Calida-owned agency last January.