COA tinukuran paglusaw sa PS-DBM, PITC
Nagpahayag ng suporta si Commission on Audit (COA) chairperson Michael Aguinaldo sa panukala ng ilang senador na buwagin na ang Procurement Service-Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) at Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC).
“From what I’ve seen, I would join the several bills filed seeking the abolition of PITC and PS-DBM. I would support the measures that have been filed, changing the nature by which we procure common use supplies in particular by making it less susceptible to any kind of alleged corruption of the like,” pahayag ni Aguinaldo nang tanungin ang kaniyang opinyon sa pagdinig ng Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.
Nirekomenda rin ni Aguinaldo na amiyendahan ang umiiral na Government Procurement Reform Act.
“The Philippines’ current procurement law may also have to be amended as “it’s too focused on accountability at the expense of efficiency. Maganda siguro may konting balance in efficiency and accountability. It’s high time we look at the way how we procure,” dagdag ni Aguinaldo. (Dolly Cabreza)