Saturday, November 12, 2016

DPWH RD Tagudando, et al., face criminal, administrative raps

NAGA CITY—“Citizens Crime Watch will endorse and follow-up the complaint filed by Atty. Oliver Rodulfo against DPWH Bicol Regional Director Reynaldo Tagudando, among others,” Secretary General Carlo Batalla told the BICOL STANDARD.



This is in response to Rodulfo’s filing of one criminal and one administrative complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman on October 12, 2016 for Violation of Section 3 (e) and (f) of Republic Act No. 3019; and Violation of Section 5 (a) of Republic Act 6713; Abuse of Authority; Grave Misconduct; Gross Ignorance of the Law; Dishonesty and Conduct Prejudicial To The Best Interest of the Service.

Rodulfo also wrote a letter to DPWH Sec. Mark A. Villar stating that he is willing to testify despite knowledge that Tagudando is “moneyed, armed, and dangerous,” according to the letter-complaint.

“I’m just too willing to be a witness. The corrupt officials from the Bids and Awards (BACS) secretariat and Technical Working Group have virtually resorted to a rigged and fixed bidding pointing to all bidding results with a winning bid price pegged below the 5 percent variance,” he alleged in said letter.

Around four months ago, Rodulfo also filed at the Office of the Ombudsman two administrative and criminal complaints versus Tagudando and Administrative Officer V David Isabelo involving the appointment of Atty. Felix Brazil as one of the DPWH Region V Legal Officers, and the promotion of Engrs. Marilou Sariba and Cornelio Relativo Jr. from Engineer 3 to Engineer 4.

For his part, Atty. Felix Brazil, whose name was dragged into the said complaint, belied the accusation. He made exception to the claim of Rodulfo that there was something irregular with his appointment.

In an interview by the BICOL STANDARD, Brazil said he will confront the issue once he receives a copy of the said complaint. (BICOLSTANDARD.COM)
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