A standard penalty clause appears in these contracts: "In case of failure to make the full delivery within the time specified above, a penalty of one/tenth (1/10) of one percent for every day of delay shall be imposed on the undelivered items." A few other contracts, however, did not state the delivery period required of the suppliers, or even where the supplies should be delivered.
This set of contracts stated only that the "Place of Delivery" would be the "RRMS" or the Risk Reduction and Management Service, an agency unit, but not an exact location or place.
The amount covered financial assistance, cash for work or temporary employment, livelihood assistance, and balik-probinsya or transportation allowance for those who want to return to their homes.
In recent months, however, several incidents have been reported in the news media about the delayed or incomplete distribution of hygiene, family kits, and food packs among beneficiary families.
But 13 of the 14 supply contracts that DSWD-FO XII awarded from June 5 to Nov. The three, malls with grocery stores, are Tacurong Fitmart, Ororama Supercenter, and Ace Centerpoint.
Altogether, the three malls collected P1.09 billion from DSWD-FO XII alone in government supply contracts variably for delivery of hygiene kits, "family kits," kitchen kits, food packs, and groceries.
At a press briefing last April 20, DSWD-FO XII Director Bai Zorahayda Taha said that relief assistance amounting to over P1.26 billion had been extended to the displaced families.These same malls and store chains took on the contracts even though they were required to deliver the huge quantities of goods within a tight timeframe: "within seven days" upon receipt of notice to proceed.BAC, signatories Most of the purchase orders for the contracts stipulated the delivery of the supplies direct to multiple evacuation or temporary shelter sites across Marawi City and other parts of Mindanao.So far away Marawi City is a part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), and not of Region XII, or SOCCSKSARGEN, the central Mindanao region that includes the four provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and Sarangani, as well as General Santos City.The top three supply contract winners of DSWD-FO XII came from its own area of operations and offices in Koronadal City, even though the bases of these suppliers are located quite a distance away from Marawi itself.NEARLY EVERY month in the last half of 2017, the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office in Region XII (Central Mindanao) went on a shopping binge and ended up splurging over a billion pesos.