No contractor has come forward yet to claim responsibility for the building of the Negros First Animal Hub without bidding at the Panaad Park in Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City, Assistant Provincial Legal Officer Mary Ann Manayon-Lamis said yesterday.
Manayon-Lamis, who has been tasked by Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. to investigate the building of the hub, said they still did not know who the contractor was, and who gave the go-ahead for its construction.
In so far as the Bids and Award Committee is concerned, the bidding for the animal hub has been cancelled, she said.
Marañon earlier said he stopped the construction of the building, estimated to cost P4 million and about 80 percent complete, when he was informed in March by the Bids and Awards Committee that it was undertaken without bidding.
The governor said he thinks it was miscommunication because when the construction of the hub started, Provincial Veterinarian Renante Decena was on vacation in New Zealand and Ian De Ramos, the Panaad Park and Stadium administrator had died.
On Decena’s Facebook page a photo posted by Venus Jara on Dec. 4, 2017, shows the provincial veterinarian at what was captioned as the groundbreaking of the Negros First Animal Hub at the Panaad Park.*CPG
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