Whistle blower: Indelible ink bidding should also be probed
Posted by akosistella on April 10, 2010
First were the ballot secrecy folders, next the UV lamps, now the indelible ink?
The whistleblower in the scrapped P690-million ballot folder contract on Friday said that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should also investigate the “irregularities” in the bidding of the indelible ink that will be used in the May polls.
Dr. Arwin Serrano, who represents the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) in the Comelec Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), said he wants the poll body to look into alleged irregularities in the procurement of 720,000 bottles of indelible ink.
Ballot folder supplier wants out of UV lamp bidding
Amid the controversies, the supplier that was supposed to supply the controversial 380-peso ballot secrecy folders on Friday said they want to withdraw its bid for the procurement of ultraviolet (UV) lamps as well.
In an interview with reporters, OTC (One Time Carbon) Paper Supply manager Henry Young said they want to withdraw their bid for the supply and delivery of UV lamps to be used in the May polls.
“If it will generate more controversy then we will request the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to allow us to withdraw without any sanctions or penalty on our side,” Young said.