Trillanes wants Senate probe on DPWH projects of Bong Go’s father, half-brother

Trillanes wants Senate probe on DPWH projects of Bong Go’s father, half-brother

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By Xave Gregorio

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has filed a resolution asking the Senate to probe possible conflict of interest in the government projects bagged by construction firms owned by relatives of Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go.

In Senate Resolution No. 889, filed Wednesday (September 12), Trillanes wants the Senate civil service committee, which he chairs, to probe government contracts awarded to Alfrego Builders and CLTG Builders, owned by Go’s half-brother and father, respectively.

“There is an urgent need to look into this matter as conflict of interest or undue influence exerted by government officials and employees in the conduct of government transactions threatens the quality of service the public is receiving,” Trillanes said in his resolution.

The proposed inquiry was triggered by a report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) which said that Alfrego and CLTG were one of the top contractors in the Davao region, having bagged P24.5 billion worth of projects, but were largely unable to accomplish projects on time.

The PCIJ zeroed in on CLTG, which bears the initials of Bong Go, which is a B-listed company unable to take on big-ticket projects on its own. It failed to finish all the projects it as awarded in 2017 on time.

Bong Go dared Trillanes to prove his allegations against him, saying yet again that he would resign if thee are proven true. He also dared Trillanes to resign if he fails to do so.

In the PCIJ report, Go also said he would resign if there was any anomaly involved in his relatives bagging government deals. After its publication, he claimed that he was “once again a victim of fake news and biased reporting” which he suspects to be “politically motivated” as he pops up in the senatorial slates of administration-allied parties.

In response, the PCIJ said that it stands by its story and takes exception to Bong Go’s statement.

“PCIJ had patiently waited for over two months to get the side of Bong Go and his family members before the story ran,” it said in a statement. “We regret, however, that we could not grant a request they made for their companies not to be included anymore in the story.”

On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 10:03 AM Xave Gregorio wrote:
Trillanes wants Senate to probe conflict of interest in Bong Go kin gov’t projects

By Xave Gregorio

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has filed a resolution asking the Senate to probe possible conflict of interest in the government projects bagged by construction firms owned by relatives of Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go.

In Senate Resolution No. 889, filed Wednesday (September 12), Trillanes wants the Senate civil service committee to probe government contracts awarded to Alfrego Builders and CLTG Builders, owned by Go’s half-brother and father, respectively.

“There is an urgent need to look into this matter as conflict of interest or undue influence exerted by government officials and employees in the conduct of government transactions threatens the quality of service the public is receiving,” Trillanes said in his resolution.

The proposed inquiry was triggered by a report by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) which said that Alfrego and CLTG were one of the top contractors in the Davao region, having bagged P24.5 billion worth of projects, but were largely unable to accomplish projects on time.

The PCIJ zeroed in on CLTG, which bears the initials of Bong Go, which is a B-listed company unable to take on big-ticket projects on its own. It failed to finish all the projects it as awarded in 2017 on time.

Bong Go dared Trillanes to prove his allegations against him, saying yet again that he would resign if thee are proven true. He also dared Trillanes to resign if he fails to do so.

In the PCIJ report, Go also said he would resign if there was any anomaly involved in his relatives bagging government deals. After its publication, he claimed that he was “once again a victim of fake news and biased reporting” which he suspects to be “politically motivated” as he pops up in the senatorial slates of administration-allied parties.

In response, the PCIJ said that it stands by its story and takes exception to Bong Go’s statement.

“PCIJ had patiently waited for over two months to get the side of Bong Go and his family members before the story ran,” it said in a statement. “We regret, however, that we could not grant a request they made for their companies not to be included anymore in the story.”

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