Category Archives: Ororama

Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1. Price check: Hygiene kit items cost more than DTI, retail chain rates

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism THE top three suppliers of the billion-peso food, hygiene, and various other kits for the displaced residents of the Islamic City of Marawi supposedly offered “the lowest and most responsive bids” but a price check with the Trade department and retail grocery chains show […]

Project Bangon Marawi, Year 1: DSWD-Region 12 blows a billion pesos on food packs, various kits for Marawi

By Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism NEARLY EVERY month in the last half of 2017, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in Region XII (Central Mindanao) went on a shopping binge and ended up splurging over a billion pesos. It spent the sum — courtesy of taxpayers […]