PNP’s procurement remains under DILG’s supervision

Published January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Chito Chavez

Despite the appointment of a permanent Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año on Tuesday said the procurement at the PNP would still be under his supervision.

DILG officer-in-charge Eduardo M. Año (DILG / MANILA BULLETIN)
DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año
(DILG / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

Año said he will still exercise his power to review all procurement contracts and disapprove questionable deals in the PNP.

President Duterte had earlier ordered Año to supervise the procurement process of the PNP after being outraged by the supposed overpricing in the radar speed guns project.

The PNP denied any irregularity, stressing there was an honest mistake in the description of the equipment during the presentation of the project.

Newly-installed PNP Chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa has vowed to abide by the wishes of the President and explained that a complete clarification on the matter was already sent to Malacañang.

 
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