PINAIIMBESTIGAHAN ni Dasmariñas city Rep. Elpidio Barzaga ang Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) matapos mabuyangyang ang malawakang korupsiyon sa ahensiya.
Ayon kay Barzaga, nararapat imbestigahan ng National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) ang ahensiya matapos sabihin ng Pangulong Duterte na sobra na ang katiwalian sa ahensiyang pinamumunuan ng anak ni Senator Cynthia Villar na si Secretary Mark Villar.
Ani Barzaga, ang NBI at and Senado ay nasa mas magandang posisyon upang imbestigahan ang ahensiya.
“Let the axe fall where it may. The NBI can pursue a case build up against people behind the systemic and systematic corruption at the DPWH. Some senators who have been talking about the huge lump sum appropriations in the DPWH budget for next year could help shed light into the President’s complaint by conducting a probe on the matter,” ani Barzaga.
“This may serve as an opportunity for the senators to exercise its legislative function and draw inputs from possible investigation on the matter similar to PhilHealth investigation,” paliwanag niya.
Nauna nang binatikos nina Sens. Franklin Drilon at Panflio “Ping” Lacson ang DPWH, sa umano’y, sobra sa P300 bilyon lump sum appropriations na isiningit sa panukalang pambansang budget para sa 2021 na nagkakahalagang P667.3 bilyon.
“We need to help the President on his campaign to stamp out the deep-rooted corruption in all levels of governance. It’s really frustrating that this is continuing even in the middle of our pandemic battle,” ayon kay Barzaga.
“The continued web of corruption at DPWH has been jeopardizing the President’s Build, Build, Build programs with alleged substandard infrastructure projects. No less than President Duterte had stated that no construction will proceed without money changing hands,” aniya.
Anang kongresista, talamak ang korupsiyon sa contractors at project engineers sa DPWH.
Ngunit sinabi ni Barzaga na labas si Villar sa katiwalian.
“I have not heard of any irregularity on the DPWH secretary’s projects during his stint as congressman of Las Piñas City.”
“Despite the President’s statement on the brazen corruption in the department, Sec. Villar still enjoys the trust and confidence of the Chief Executive,” ayon kay Barzaga.