MINDANAO – If you’ve recently tried a Bukidnon-Cagayan de Oro City road trip or a Davao City-Bukidnon-Cagayan de Oro City road trip, then you’ve most likely noticed the bottleneck of traffic at the Mangima Road section of Sayre Highway, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Mindanao.
There’s currently a road and rehabilitation project there and I absolutely dread that section. I was once stuck there for 5 hours (!) during a Malaybalay City to Cagayan de Oro City trip. It usually just takes me 2 hours. You could just imagine the amount of time I’ve wasted!
That Mangima Canyon Road repair project has been a cause of delays and loads of inconvenience for the riding public for months now. In fact, in an effort to ease the traffic somehow, the Provincial Government of Bukidnon has requested that no 10-wheeler trucks be allowed to pass that section from 6am to 8pm. Of course, in the many times that I’ve traversed that area, I’ve noticed that the trucks have already started to pass even as early as 6:30pm…which is something that I could perfectly understand because the owners of these trucks also have businesses to run. I mean, really, is it their fault (and the riding public’s fault) that the project contractor, Henry S. Oaminal Construction and General Merchandise, allegedly doesn’t have enough equipment to finish the project on time?
So when I received a copy of a Bukidnon Provincial Council resolution alerting the Provincial Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the various contractors recently suspended by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), I was no longer surprised. Henry S. Oaminal Construction and General Merchandise, along with 57 others, is among the contractors suspended by the DPWH from participating in construction projects for reportedly violating government procurement laws.
DPWH Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane has reportedly requested other government agencies to also ban the same 58 erring contractors from participating in their own projects.
Here is the full list of the 58 contractors suspended by the DPWH for a period of one year:
1. A.C. Rivero Development Corp.
2. ADP construction and Supply
3. AFG Construction and Supply
4. Allencon Development Corp.
5. Annasor Construction and Trading
6. BMK Construction
7. Big Bertha Construction and Development
8. CBN Construction and supply
9. Chiara Construction
10. Cofe Jok Construction and Supply
11. Davao concrete products
12. E.M.L. Construction and Trading
13. F. Guerrea Construction
14. Good Fortune International Inc.
15. Henry S. Oaminal Construction and General Merchandise
16. Hi-Tri Development corp.
17. IBC International Builders Corp.
18. J Cordon Construction and Supply
19. J. Lee Construction
20.J.M Morales Construction and Supply
21. J.S. Layson & Co., Inc.
22. Jhall Marketing & Services
23. JHJ Construction
24. LMG Construction
25. LSD Construction and Supply
26. Muana Development Corp.
27. Palmares General Merchandise
28. Patrila builders, Performance Builders and Developers Corp.
29. R.B. Uriarte Construction
30. R.G. Erillo Construction Inc.
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31. Roprim Construction
32. Shak Construction
33. Shen Construction
34. Topmost Development Marketing Corp.
35. TSD Builders Construction and Supply
36. Waterton Construction and Realty Development Corp.
37. Werr Corporation International
38. Welex Construction
39. A.D. Construction
40. ACES Trafcon Exponents, Inc.
41. ALRAF Construction and Enterprises
42. ARN Builders
43. B.E Construction
44. CVAP Construction
45. ECDA Construction
46.Gampik Construction and Development Inc.
47. IHZA Construction
48.J&S Cuadra Construction and Supply
49. JECEL Construction and Supply
50. JLA Construction and supplies
51. KIRSKAT Venture
52. MBD General Construction
53. NFH Construction and Supply
54. NVF Construction
55. Rockworld Industries
56. Unayan Builders Construction and Supply
57. Villa Veronica construction
58. VNKC Construction
These 58 firms reportedly violated R.A. 9184 and Dep’t Order 35, series of 2008, for coming up with several excuses to hinder the bidding and the completion of the projects, and what is more, the most popular excuse given was that the projects were not profitable!
Moreover, the other reasons were that the Approved Budget Cost (ABC) is much lower than the proposed projects, and still, some cited as reason traffic jam problems.
Are you pissed as I am after reading those?
Wish ko lang matuman ning suspension!
Erring contractors should really be taught a lesson.
Oaminal Construction, according to DPWH, would have to finish the Mangima Road project (*groan*) but cannot get involved in any new bidding for a period of one year.