Posted by: Jing Lasaleta | November 19, 2008

TIMELINE: The Pagsanga-an – Tigum – Cabugao Norte Road Project

CY 2008

July 17 – Pavia Mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta writes Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias, Action Officer of “Task Force Panay” (Chairman, DOJ Sec. Raul M. Gonzales, Sr.) requesting P28.0 Million Financial Assistance for the Repair and Asphalting of Pagsanga-an – Tigum – Cabugao Norte Provincial Road

July 21 – Presidential Assistant Raul Banias makes 1st Endorsement of Mayor Gorriceta’s letter to Department of Public Works and Highways Regional Director Rolando Asis for validation and inclusion for favorable action.

July 21 – DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis writes DPWH Secretary Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr., thru Assistant Secretary Rafael C. Yabut, recommending inclusion of Pavia Projects in “List of Projects to be Funded”.

July 22 – DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis makes 1st Endorsement to Assistant Secretary Rafael C. Yabut requesting P28 Million funding.

August 8 – Assistant Secretary Rafael C. Yabut makes 2nd Endorsement to Assistant Secretary Maria Catalina Cabral, Planning Service, requesting P28 Million funding.

August 27 – Mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta writes DPWH Regional Director Rolando M. Asis requesting for implementation of P28 Million Project thru a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) offering to construct a CONCRETE ROAD, 6.10 meters wide and 9 inches thick, the whole length of the project, instead of just an asphalt road.

August 28 – Mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta informs Presidential Assistant Raul Banias of his offer to DPWH to construct a CONCRETE ROAD instead of just an asphalt road, following DPWH specifications.

August 28 – Mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta was informed that the P28.0 Million funds will be released in three (3) installments: 1st Initial Release – P10.0 Million; 2nd Initial Release – P10.0 Million; and 3rd Final Release – P8.0 Million.

September 4 – DPWH Assistant Regional Director Joby Cordon calls Mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta informing the mayor that initial P10.5 Million funds for the project was released to DPWH 4th Engineering District, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, as per request of Cong. Judy Syjuco.

September 5 – District Engineer George Suy calls Mayor Arcadio H. Gorriceta informing that his Engineering District Office has already awarded implementation of project to “Patrila Construction Company” thru “Negotiated Contract” and that work has already started with delivery of “boulders” and grading of road. (Upon actual inspection, Contractor has not delivered any materials and has not done any grading of the road.) According to Engr. George Suy, Scope of Work is “Repair and Restoration (Regravelling)” by filling of Item 200 (“dakal-dakal”) and grading only. NOT ASPHALTING, NOT CONCRETING, because they will just “restore” the road to its original form – GRAVEL ROAD.

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