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WATCH | Pagdinig ng Kamara tungkol sa umano'y iregularidad sa pagbili ng mga plaka HIGHLIGHTS: LTO Chief Galvante no show during the hearing According to his counsel, Galvante was advised to rest for 2 weeks after his medical operation Atty. Leo Romero: Any procurement that is not supported by appropriation is unconstitutional Atty. Romero: LTO posted invitation to bid on July 2017 for licensed plates Atty. Romero: There is really no appropriation for the procurement of licensed plates for 2016-2017 Atty. Romeo Vera Cruz: Atty. Romero is also the counsel of the loosing bidder for license cards Atty. Vera Cruz re Romero's allegation that there was no appropriation for license plates for motor vehicles: There is at about P1-B Atty. Vera Cruz: Atty. Romero is correct there was no appropriation for 2015-2016 because the old contract (P15-M license plates contract) that is now being questioned in SC covers the period 2014-2018 Atty. Vera Cruz: When the new admin took over, it was the pronouncement of the President na kapag nabenta na yung vehicle dapat merong license plate Atty. Vera Cruz: Following the directive, Asec. Galvante and Sec. Tugade took action Atty. Vera Cruz: From the NEP of DOTR, the amount of P1-B was transferred to the budget of LTO which was approved by Congress Atty. Vera Cruz: Procurement of license plates from July 2016 to December 2017 is funded Atty. Romero: I am not the counsel of the losing bidder Lorie Pereda, DBM Division handling DOTR: It was allocated during the Congress deliberation/hearing LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: Third bidder lost because it failed to submit the platinum membership document Rep. De Vera: Ano instructions ni Asec. diyan sa purchase ng mga plaka? LTO property officer: Ihanda na documents then ipa-bid, kasama na po yung budget for contract kasama sa pinapa-aprubahan Rep. De Vera: Puwede mo ba ilista kung sino yung mga kinonsulta paano mo nakuha yung estimate ng plaka at mga sticker para maalis na alegasyon na rigged yung bidding? LTO property officer: Yes po Rep. De Vera: May allegations na panay German companies na nag-bid LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: We categorically deny na rigged, kasi kung rigged edi wala sana dumating na ibang bidders LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: German companies ang tatlo kasi nandun yung magagandang gamit, we expected a company from France pero 'di nag-participate LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: Si Asec. Galvante dapat pupunta sa DOTR Urban Mobility conference sa Berlin, hindi nakapunta kaya ako nag-represent dahil may directive from DOTR LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: It is an official trip sponsored by GIZ group in Germany LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: Mga 8-M ang backlog natin sa plates since 2014 Rep. Pimentel: Kahit pala i-award yan, dahil 700,00+ lang ipo-procure niyo, nasa 7-M pa rin backlog Rep. Bordado: So walang plates na ma-expect ang mga motorista? LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: By March 2018 from July 2016 - Dec 2017 magkakaroon na ng plates Rep. Pimentel: Yung mga plates na simula 2014, stuck pa sa kaso sa SC LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz on plate production program: The automated equipment, yung isang plate lang it can produce 750 plates per hour, we intend to operate it to 2 shifts LTO Exec. Dir. Atty. Vera Cruz: From July 2016 onwards we can produce the backlog with this equipment, maybe by Sept. 2018 P75-M will be spent for the machine to produce license plates
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