Celso submits P2.34 billion infra projects for Comelec exemption PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 08 April 2013 11:22

Mayor Celso Lobregat has officially submitted to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) the list of 787 projects worth P2.34 billion for exemption from the ban on government projects during the 45-day election period.

Of the 787 projects submitted for exemption, 314 worth P1.57B are ongoing; 320 projects worth P534.937M are completed but not yet accepted or fully paid while 153 projects worth P239.275M have been awarded and contracted before the ban started on March 29.

Lobregat said preliminary requirements of the projects submitted for exemption have been complied with and that the submission of the list was done through the City Legal Office days before the election ban.

The breakdown of the list of projects—both ongoing, completed but not yet accepted or fully paid and awarded and contracted is as follows: 152 Roads which include concreting, farm to market roads and overlay worth P421.595 million; 163 flood control projects to include drainage, riprap, slope protection worth P264 million; 37 bridges to include hanging, footbridge and box culvert worth P203.61 million; 166 school buildings to include construction, rehabilitation, school fence, gate and stage worth P508.227 million; 83 barangay halls, day care centers, health centers and hospital worth P201.772 million; 10 office buildings, police stations, fire stations/ jail worth P62.482 million; 18 development of parks and gardens/ tourism-related projects worth P87.171 million; 39 water system projects to include water systems, artesian/ deep well/ water tank/ irrigation structures worth P115.732 million; 21 covered court/ shed/ basketball court/ waiting shed/ pathway worth P30.484 million and 98 site development and other structures worth P449.703 million.

Resolution 9385 of the COMELEC sets the calendar of activities and periods of certain prohibited acts in connection with the May 13, 2013 national and local elections.

The prohibition covers the construction of public works, delivery of materials for public works and similar acts effective March 29, 2013. — Sheila Covarrubias