CORTES, Bohol, Cement supply intended for earthquake victims housing through government funds have been ?expired? and may not be used anymore.
In a check with Bohol News Today, it was found that some of the cement supplies hoarded at this town?s sports center have been compacted by the passage of time as confirmed by caretaker Dennis Tolop. Tolop said that they utilized those cement that may still be used by repacking since some of the sacks are worn out. But some cement may not be utilized anymore since they’re already expired, he said, adding the cement supply have been there for a couple of months.
He said that delay in delivery of the materials to the intended beneficiaries has something to do with the expired cement supplies. He said that the materials that include G.I sheets, glasses for jealousies, are being kept here by Habitat for Humanity Foundation, an entity implementing the core housing for quake victims. The municipalities of Maribojoc, Antequera and this town are the beneficiaries of the government funded project, Mayor Roberto Tabanera said
in an exclusive interview. Asked why the materials intended to other towns, he said he did not know. What he knew is that Habitat asked his permission to store the materials and he consented but without formal agreement.
In recent separate interview, barangay chairman Ismaelito Aniscal of
Bayacabac, Maribojoc town lamented that some of his constituents who are
also beneficiaries of the project have a hard time in transporting the
supplies/materials from this town. This added burden on the part of the
beneficiaries, he said.
He said that he received reports that some of the iron bars for the housing
construction are substandard. This added to the sky-high prices of
construction materials as a result of the construction boom, an official,
Bohol is a beneficiary of P2.3 billion from national government earmarked
for public infrastructure rehabilitation. This fund is coursed through the
Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
To benefit this fund are the following ?badly damaged towns? public
buildings: Sagbayan, PhP242.71 million; Loon, PhP196.06M; Inabanga,
PhP185.03M; Catigbian, PhP131.25M; Tagbilaran City, PhP114.47M; Calape,
PhP98.74M; Tubigon, PhP95.72M; Cortes, P98.53M; Buenavista, P91.42M;
Sevilla, P90.35M; Blailihan, P89.90M; San Isidro, P85.18M; Antequera,
PhP76.89M; Maribojoc, PhP75.60M; Clarin, P62.37M; Danao, P53.21M; and Loay,
P48.79M, the DILG reportedly said.
The towns with ?not so badly damaged? are Pilar, Php46.09million; San
Miguel, Php46.02M; Sikatuna, Php44.56M; Jagna, Php31.14M; Trinidad,
PhP23.66M; Loboc, P21.29M; Batuan, P21.14M; Dimiao, P12.35M; Alicia,
P11.08M; S-Bullones, P10.92M; Carmen, P10.61M; Corella, Php10.55M;
Valencia, P10.27M; G-Hernandez, P10.21M; Candijay, P 7.8M; Dahohoy, P7.49M;
Talibon, P6.44M; Baclayon, P4.51M; Guindulman, P4.10M; Ubay, P1.95M; Albur,
P1.89M; Panglao, P1.37M; Lila, P1.24M; Duero, P0.81M; Dauis, P0.31M; and
Mabini, P0.13M. The towns of Bien-Unido, Getafe, Bilar, and Anda did not
ask for their share for they were not affected by the tremor, the DILG