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 otherwise.
Instead of diving down, the price quotations that these suppliers submitted to the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in Region XII were even higher than prevailing retail prices then and now.
Author Malou Mangahas and Karol Ilagan
News Site Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism
Date Published May 28, 2018
Article Link PROJECT BANGON MARAWI, YEAR 1 Price check: Hygiene kit items cost more than DTI, retail chain rates
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