The Supreme Court was asked to act promptly on a petition searching for to stop the allegedly irregular deal of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to purchase P3 billion price of fire vehicles from Austria, which value Ismael Sueno, a detailed pal of President Duterte, his job as DILG head.
In a 17-page movement, former Abakada consultant Jonathan Dela Cruz instructed the excessive court docket that red flags on the deal had already been raised when Mr. Duterte fired Sueno due to it.
“But it appears that nothing will deter, prevent and stop the culpable parties from fleecing money from public coffers,” his pressing movement to the excessive court docket mentioned.
Dela Cruz had petitioned the tribunal in June 2016 to subject a brief restraining order in opposition to the fire truck deal, saying the 2 contracts overlaying the deal had been unconstitutional.
Despite Mr. Duterte’s suspicion that the deal was tainted with corruption, Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III mentioned the deal would proceed because it was already a “perfected contract.”
Densing additionally mentioned there was no authorized obstacle because the excessive court docket has but to grant Dela Cruz’s petition.
Dela Cruz mentioned the DILG resolution confirmed “evil human nature at work when colossal amounts involved in these supply contracts serve as magnetic attractions to people in government.”
The petition mentioned until the excessive court docket stopped the deal, the contracts “will cause grave and irreparable damage” to taxpayers and the general public.
In an interview, Romero mentioned the order of Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Director Bobby Baruelo to examine 14 of the fire vehicles that arrived on the Batangas City port on Wednesday was a sign for DILG and BFP officers to “unlawfully proceed with the payment.”
“This despite a pending case before the Supreme Court for nullification of the contract,” Romero mentioned.
He mentioned the DILG had additionally issued a authorized opinion barring Sueno from continuing with the deal till the excessive court docket dominated on Dela Cruz’s petition.
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