By Eugene Y. Adiong
The public should report substandard infrastructures constructed by private contractors.
This is the call of Atty. Alejandria Gomez, officer in charge of the Philippine Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) recently.
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella (center) with Negros Press Club’s Henry James Toga, John Elmer Ubaldo and Rico “Babes” Gantalao (Board of Directors), Vice President Chrysee Samillano, President Dolores Epacta, Auditor Mae Singuay, Ex-Officio Carla Cañet, Hernan Garciniego and Mae Marañon. The NPC will be holding its 79th Induction Ceremony on March 7, 2015 with the theme, “NPC: Reaffirming Responsibility and Commitment to Public Service”.*(CMO-PIO photo)
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Gomez told Negros Daily Bulletin that PCAB, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), said they can conduct an investigation
Gomez told Negros Daily Bulletin that PCAB, an attached agency of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), said they can conduct an investigation against erring contractors but there should be a formal complaint.
“We cannot monitor what is happening all over the Philippines. We only have the DTI’s local offices and the local contractors associations,” she said.
She said the mandate of PCAB is to issue or deny licenses based on qualifications, to suspend or revoke licences of erring contractors and issue rules and regulations governing the construction industry.
Under R.A. 4566 as amended by P.D. No. 1746 provides that no contractor (including sub-contractor and specialty contractor) shall engage in the business of contracting without first having secured a PCAB license to conduct business.