GROUPS BACK SENATE RECOMMENDATION TO FILE RAPS VS EXECS INVOLVED IN LAPTOP SCAM
THE ALLIANCE of Concerned Teachers supported the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee’s recommendation to file charges against top officials involved in the procurement of overpriced laptops.
“We hope that this will be a start to unearthing more anomalies in the use of public funds so that the more of taxpayers’ money will be utilized for social services, and discourage public officials from engaging in corrupt practices,” Vladimer Quetua, the group’s chairperson, said.
“More importantly, as the Senate hearing had also exposed the dismal support of the government to our teachers, it should prompt them to take sincere efforts in providing for the teaching needs of our teachers, starting with augmenting the funds that will be recovered to provide laptop to every teacher,” Quetua added.
The Teachers’ Dignity Coalition also welcomed the recommendation to file criminal and administrative charges against senior officials of the Department pf Education and Department of Budget and Management- Procurement Service.
“We welcome this development and we actually expected these findings as we all witnessed the public hearings conducted by the Blue Ribbon Committee,” Benjo Basas, the group’s national chairperson, said.
“The officials involved will now have their chance to defend themselves in the proper forum,” Basas added.