Beware of people soliciting money in exchange for projects to be funded under the General Appropriations Act of 2022. The warning was issued by Public Works and Highways Secretary Roger Mercado in view of reports reaching his office that some people or groups pose as solicitors for money in exchange for public works projects.
Public Works and Highways Secretary Roger Mercado warned the public against unscrupulous people soliciting money in the name of the officials of the department in exchange for projects.
In an advisory released this morning, Mercado disclosed reports that "some people are peddling DPWH projects under the 2022 General Appropriations Act (GAA)."
"Since I assumed office, I have emphasized time and again that under my watch, I will not tolerate any shenanigan in the Department. This is my personal commitment to the anti-corruption policy of the Duterte administration."
Mercado has urged the public to directly report to his office Tel. (02) 5304-3201 "any person who uses my name, my office or the Department in soliciting money in exchange for projects or any form of transaction at the DPWH."
"Let this also serve as warning to all officials and employees of the DPWH.I shall not spare anybody who engages in any form of corruption, "Mercado said.
Mercado issued the warning as reports reaching his office showed that some individuals and groups, posing as DPWH representatives or even officials, were soliciting money from contractors and businessmen and conducting fund-raising activities for certain candidates this 2022 elections.
"Our office has no campaign fund-raising activity nor has given permission to anyone under the Office of the Secretary, the Regions and Districts, to engage in illegal money solicitation," Mercado said.
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