Capiz guv ready to face raps filed by PDP-Laban chair

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ROXAS City – Capiz governor Antonio del Rosario said he has yet to receive a copy of the formal complaint from the Office of the Ombudsman filed against him by PDP-Laban provincial chairman Essex Quintia on an alleged “irregular” security service contract.

Quintia lodged the complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman in Iloilo on Dec. 12.

The complaint stemmed from a contract for security guard services allegedly entered by the provincial government with Perlite Security Agency – purportedly owned by Del Rosario’s sister, Carmen Del Rosario Andrade.

Del Rosario did not deny Quintia’s allegations that he acquired services from the agency owned by his sister.

Ang akon rason ngaa gin islan ta ang security sa governor’s mansion kag sa Capiz Government Business Center bangod may time nga napatay nga bata malapit sa business center nga ara ang security pero wala sia naka tatap sa bata,” Del Rosario told Panay News.

Quintia claimed Del Rosario entered into a contract for security services – for and in behalf of the Province of Capiz – without the required public bidding, in violation of the Government Reform Procurement Act, or Republic Act 9184.

“I sincerely believe in the call of President Rodrigo Duterte that every Filipino must contribute his share in the efforts to eradicate corruption, am malignant disease that destroys our society”, the complaint said.

“Because of that belief in the sincerity of the President, I am requesting the Office of the Ombudsman to please conduct an investigation/s on any criminal law violation/s committed by Governor Antonio Del Rosario,” the complaint stated.

Quintia attached in his complaint a document captioned “Contract of Security Guard Services” with Perlite Security Agency allegedly executed by Governor Antonio Del Rosario and one SPO2 Renato Olac (Retired), Security Staff Director for Administration referred to as “contractor.”

The agreement was made and entered into on Feb. 1, 2018, the contract states./PN

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