‘Not easy but worth it’: Pasig City saves over P150 million in first 5 months of Vico’s term

  • Pasig City was able to save over P150 million during the first five months of Mayor Vico Sotto’s term
  • In a social media post, the mayor disclosed how “open and honest to goodness public bidding” for the city’s goods and services helped them
  • While fighting corruption is never an easy task, it will always be worth it, he said

He might not be posting too much on social media about his daily work in the office, but Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto is definitely doing his best for the city and its people.

Image via Vico Sotto | Facebook

In a recent post on his Facebook page, the young politician surprised a lot of people after disclosing that Pasig City was able to save over P150 million during his first five months as a mayor after he began implementing the “open and honest to goodness public bidding” system for the city’s goods and services.

“For the first five months, we have saved over P150 million because of our open and honest to goodness public bidding for the city’s goods and services,” he said.

“First, I have instructed that across the board, all Approved Budget of Contracts (ABC) be reduced by a MINIMUM of 10 percent. (Puwedeng gawin dahil hindi naman ako tumatanggap ng kickback.) Second, the bidding process is now truly open, rigidly following the correct procedures (naka-FB live pa). As a result, competition is high and prices go down,” he noted.

Sotto added that it is now common to see winning bids that are 10 to 50 percent lower; sharing some example of how the new and improved bidding process takes place.

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While fighting corruption is never an easy task, it will always be worth it, the mayor noted.

“Hindi madali ang ginagawa nating paglilinis pero sulit ang hirap. Dahil sa dulo, ang ordinaryong mamamayan ang makikinabang. Mas maraming pondo para sa iba’t ibang serbisyo, lalo na sa serbisyong pangkalusugan. Tuloy ang pagbabago!” he wrote, adding the hashtags #LabanPasigueño and #IbaNa.

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