Buy of P5-million auto for Sereno unlawful, says COA

Buy of P5-million auto for Sereno unlawful, says COABuy of P5-million auto for Sereno unlawful, says COA

The purchase of a car worth about P5 million for ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes

Sereno was contrary to procurement laws, the Commission on Audit told the Supreme Court.

The price of the Land Cruiser (P5,110,500) was use as Approved Budget for the Contract

Besides without market analysis or basis to determine if it was the most advantageous prevailing

price,” contrary to the Government Procurement Reform Act, said COA.

Favoring the sum as the financial plan for the agreement “kept different providers from

partaking, along these lines invalidating the point of open offering,” it included.

In its 4-page Audit Observation Memorandum, COA said the agreement for buy of Sereno’s administration vehicle was additionally submitt a half year late to the examiner and it did not have a few supporting reports.

Hence Sereno has restored the vehicle to the SC in front of the June 30 due date.

The buy of the slug evidence vehicle was among assertions in the reprimand dissension that legal counselor Lorenzo Gadon recorded against Sereno, however the previous best justice’s camp kept up that the Supreme Court en banc affirmed the obtaining and it was anything but an impeachable offense.

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