Turning a blind eye to corruption

Malacañang has said it is support-ing a proposed Senate investigation of anomalies in bidding for road projects which prompted the World Bank to blacklist seven companies, mostly foreign-owned, which allegedly colluded in submitting rigged bids.

What kind of a reaction is that? There was an attempt to steal from a government project (the money may have come from the World Bank but that is a loan that the people will eventually have to pay). Instead of conducting its own investigation and going after the officials on top of the project who allowed the rigging to happen, the Palace is now fobbing off the responsibility of going to the bottom of the anomaly to the Senate.

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