Archive for the ‘World Bank projects’ Category

Lacierda:WB report on JRSP genuine

Statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on the World Bank report on the Judiciary Contrary to the excitable—but utterly wrong—conclusions of an opposition lawmaker, the World Bank report on Judicial Reform Support Program (JRSP) is genuine. It seems that what the World Bank has done is clarify that it did not release the report to […]

January 17, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Supreme Court, World Bank projects  22 Comments

WB: Mike part of syndicate

Please see official statement of World Bank on the meeting with senators below. by JP Lopez Malaya The World Bank had named presidential spouse Jose Miguel Arroyo as a participant in the rigging of biddings for WB-funded road projects and this information was relayed to the Ombudsman 15 months ago. This surfaced after a briefing […]

February 24, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, World Bank projects  33 Comments

Miriam ‘loses’ road rigging contract probe

Blue Ribbon likely to take over investigation by JP Lopez Malaya The Senate economic affairs panel chaired by Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago will no longer investigate the criminal side of the World Bank report on alleged collusion and bribery in government infrastructure projects and will instead focus on the report’s economic implications. Santiago said this […]

February 17, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: World Bank projects  88 Comments

The people’s fury

Never mind Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and Sen. Miriam Santiago. We know them to be allies of Gloria Arroyo (or whoever will serve their interest). But it was painful to see Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, who fought the Marcos tyranny and was a victim of electoral cheating, spouting the same line as Enrile and Santiago […]

February 16, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, World Bank projects  61 Comments

Palitan ang liderato sa Senado

Dapat siguro palitan na ang liderato sa Senado.Mukha ngang naisahan ng Malacañang sina Senador Ping Lacson, Mar Roxas, Jamby Madrigal nang tinanggal nila si Senate President Manny Villar at ipinalit si Senador Juan Ponce Enrile. Para kasi makuha ang suporta ng mga kaalyado ni Gloria Arroyo sa pagtanggal kay Villar, pumayag sina Lacson na ibigay […]

February 14, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Web Links, World Bank projects  202 Comments

Election stimulus

At a forum sponsored by the Catholic Media Network and the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines at Ilustrado yesterday Bertie Lim, executive director of the Makati Business Club and Vince Lazatin of the Transparency and Accountability Network expressed concern that despite the damning revelations in the World Bank report, corruption in the Arroyo government […]

February 11, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Governance, World Bank projects  34 Comments

World Bank has documentary proof of corrupt road deals

The World Bank has in its possession documents of bribe payments to politicians in connection with public works projects it is funding in the Philippines. A report of the bank’s Department of Institutional Integrity (INT) on the collusion among contractors who bidded for the National Roads Improvement and Management Project (NRIMP) said that “a winner […]

February 9, 2009  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Vera Files, World Bank projects  61 Comments

World Bank tags ‘key corruption risks’ in RP road projects

By Yvonne T. Chua VERA Files THE World Bank has identified at least a dozen stages in the country’s road projects, from procurement to payment, that are prone to corruption. The “key corruption risks” in infrastructure contracts are listed in the bank’s project appraisal document on the $232 million loan it gave last year to […]

February 9, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: Vera Files, World Bank projects  14 Comments