Padilla called DPWH to go after those behind substandard public schools
Senator Robin Padilla called on the Department of Public Works and Highways to go after those behind the construction of substandard public schools.
During the Senate hearing, Padilla showed photos of a public school in Gapan, Nueva Ecija which was damaged by Typhoon Karding in September.
Padilla said that nearby houses were not as affected by the typhoon.
“Wala po ba tayong paraan para alamin kung ang material po nito ay substandard? Napaka-imposible na ang bahay sa paligid niya na walang architect o engineer ay ayos. Pero dito lahat na talino nandoon dapat, ang galing, tingnan nyo ang itsura. Yan ang tanong ko. Walang nag-checkup nito kung ito po ba ay substandard,” Padilla asked.
“Tingnan n’yo ang paaralan, ang bubong. Parang hinipan ni Superman. Nawala lahat,” he added.
DPWH Secretary Manuel Bonoan responded that public projects have a one-year warranty.
“We cannot tolerate, di natin pababayaan po na substandard ang ginagamit,” he said.