BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The Central Philippines State University and its Bids and Awards Committee strongly debunked claims of alleged bidding anomaly, in connection with the construction of its College of Engineering annex building in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental.
The Kabankalan City-based CPSU and its BAC issued a statement on Jan. 13 that the actions they had taken is “within the legal bounds”, with strict adherence to the provisions of Republic Act 9184, or the Government Procurement Reform Act.
“It is a total lie to impute that CPSU BAC failed to post the scheduled Public Bidding at the PhilGEPS portal as maliciously highlighted in the subject (social media) posting,” it said.
“CPSU and its BAC assert that the negligent and irresponsible posting and sharing the same online, including the irresponsible broadcasting thereof using terminologies that invite and insinuate corruptions, are malicious public imputation that tends to cause dishonor, discredit, or contempt of person named therein and the CPSU community, which act is sanctioned by existing laws”, the statement added. CPSU also maintained its stand not to tolerate any and all forms of destructive actions under the cloak of journalism and shall avail of legal remedies allowed and provided for by laws to protect its name.*