DepEd Forms Fact-Finding Committee to Probe Alleged Overpriced Razors Worth P1,900 Apiece During PNoy's Time

The Department of Education (DepEd) under the administration of Pres. Rody Duterte has formed a fact-finding committee to look into the alleged overpriced razors worth P1,900 apiece purchased by DepEd during the Aquino administration.


DepEd's newest committee formed will look into the alleged overpriced razors procured by the concerned regional office and vowed not to tolerate any form or act of irregularity in any of the procurement processes under its Central Office or any of its Regional Offices.



The Education Department under the leadership of Secretary Leonor Briones issued a statement afollowing reports of overpriced razors allegedly procured by its regional office in Northern Mindanao.

Based upon the initial reports posted by various news media outlets, it was reported that the DepEd Region X procured disposable razors priced at around P1,900 apieced to be used by Senior High School (SHS) students.

Citing initial reports gathered by DepEd Central Office from respective field and other units, DepEd said that the items being referred to “were part of various tools and equipment” for Senior High School Technical Vocational and Livelihood (TVL) track.



The Department of Education also noted that these controversial razor items were "procured sometime between April and June 2016 from funds downloaded by the Central Office sometime in February 2016."

Based on factual records from records, it clearly shows that the procurement of razors was made during the Aquino administration.

DepEd added that based on preliminary reports, “payment for the items has not been made since the supplier did not comply with the specifications.” The said incident, DepEd noted, “appears to have occurred prior to the term of the present administration.”

DepEd said that the fact-finding committee is “tasked to carefully but expeditiously examine the relevant facts and documents relating to the transaction.” DepEd, it added, “commits to provide the public with concrete and definite answers at the soonest.”

Source: Manila Bulletin

DepEd Forms Fact-Finding Committee to Probe Alleged Overpriced Razors Worth P1,900 Apiece During PNoy's Time DepEd Forms Fact-Finding Committee to Probe Alleged Overpriced Razors Worth P1,900 Apiece During PNoy's Time Reviewed by Phil Newsome on June 29, 2018 Rating: 5
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