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Leni backs plans vs ‘Yolanda’ housing contractor



By: Vince F. Nonato - Reporter / @VinceNonatoINQPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 06:02 PM September 27, 2017

Vice President Leni Robredo has thrown her support to moves that will bring to court the alleged erring contractor of an Eastern Samar housing project for the victims of typhoon Yolanda.

“For me, it’s the right thing to do,” Robredo said in an interview with reporters in Pili, Camarines Sur, a transcript of which was furnished by her office.

Robredo backs charges vs. ‘Yolanda’ housing contractor over substandard materials



BY THE MANILA TIMES ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

VICE President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo favors the lawmakers’ proposal to file perjury and syndicated estafa against the contractor of the housing project in Samar and Leyte for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda”.

“[To file charges vs. the contractors] is the order of the day. When I was with HUDCC, I have repeatedly pointed out problems on the Yolanda housing project. There are flaws in the policy,” Robredo, a lawyer, said in an interview during her visit to Pili, Camarines Sur.

House leaders want government to terminate substandard Yolanda housing projects




By Jovee Marie de la Cruz - September 27, 2017

Leaders of the House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the national government to terminate all contracts it signed with JC Tayag, who won the bidding for the Yolanda housing project, after the committee’s recent inspection validated that substandard materials were used in the construction of housing units in Eastern Samar for victims of Supertyphoon Yolanda.

With this, House Committee on Housing and Urban Development Chairman Alfredo B. Benitez of Negros Occidental, said perjury, syndicated estafa and plunder cases may be filed against JC Tayag, while officials of the National Housing Authority (NHA) may be held liable for the delayed implementation of the projects.

NHA contractor in ‘Yolanda’ housing faces perjury raps



By: Tonette Orejas, Vince F. Nonato - @inquirerdotnetPhilippine Daily Inquirer / 07:23 AM September 27, 2017

Perjury and even possible syndicated estafa charges may be filed by lawmakers against a contractor in housing projects for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) in Eastern Samar, after an inspection last week showed the steel bars used by the contractor fell short of government specifications.

Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez, chair of the House of Representatives’ housing and urban development committee, said at a press briefing on Tuesday that contractor Juanito Tayag of JC Tayag Builders Inc., “definitely committed perjury” when he denied in a Sept. 18 hearing that substandard materials were used in the resettlement sites.

Yolanda housing contractor faces plunder, perjury charges




Published September 27, 2017, 12:08 AM
By Ben R. Rosario

The contractor of the P892 million housing project for “Yolanda” victims faces plunder and a string of criminal cases after lawmakers confirmed that the houses he built could jeopardize the lives of people for containing substandard construction materials.

Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, chairman of the House Committee on Housing and Urban Development, said an inspection team sent by the House panel to verify the contractor’s denials to the said accusations confirmed that he had perjured himself.

Raps eyed vs ‘Yolanda’ housing contractor over substandard materials



By: Vince F. Nonato - Philippine Daily Inquirer / 01:14 PM September 26, 2017

Perjury and even possible syndicated estafa charges may be filed by lawmakers against a contractor of housing projects for victims of typhoon “Yolanda” in Eastern Samar, after an inspection last week showed the steel bars fell short of the government’s specification.



Housing and urban development committee chair Rep. Albee Benitez (Negros Occidental, 3rd Dist.) is flanked by Reps. Deogracias Victor Savellano (Ilocos Sur, 1st Dist.) and Ben Evardone (Eastern Samar) during a Tuesday press briefing. VINCE F. NONATO/INQUIRER.net

Negros Occidental 3rd Dist. Rep. Albee Benitez, chair of the House of Representatives’ housing and urban development committee, said contractor Juanito Tayag of J.C. Tayag Builders, Inc., “definitely committed perjury” when he denied in a Sept. 18 hearing that substandard materials were used in its resettlement sites.

Rep. Benitez to sue Yolanda contractor in Eastern Samar project for perjury



By News5-InterAksyon | September 26, 2017, 8:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Negros Occidental Representative Alfredo Benitez is readying perjury charges against one of the contractors of housing projects in Eastern Samar for victims of typhoon Yolanda for using substandard materials.



Inspection of substandard construction in Typhoon Yolanda housing project.

Benitez said he will sue contractor Juanito Tayag of J.C. Tayag Builders, Inc. for denying in a committee hearing on September 18 that the materials used in the resettlement houses were not based on the specified requirements.

Solons to file charges vs. contractor of Yolanda housing project




Published September 26, 2017 4:06pm
By ERWIN COLCOL, GMA News

Lawmakers are poised to file charges against the contractor of a Yolanda housing project for allegedly making false statements over the supposedly snail-paced implementation of housing relocation and resettlement for typhoon victims in Eastern Visayas.

In a press conference, House Committee on Housing and Urban Development Alfredo Benitez said Juanito Tayag, the owner of J.C. Tayag Builders Inc., committed perjury when he stated under oath that his company used 10-millimeter steel bars instead of 8-mm steel bars in the construction of the houses.

Kaso vs contractor ng Yolanda housing sa Samar, ihihirit ng ilang kongresista



ABS-CBN News
Posted at Sep 26 2017 12:24 PM | Updated as of Sep 26 2017 12:25 PM

MANILA - Dapat sampahan ng kasong kriminal ang JC Tayag Builders, contractor ng 2,000 pabahay para sa mga nasalanta ng Bagyong Yolanda, iginiit Martes ng ilang miyembro ng House Committee on Housing and Urban Development.

Una nang ibinulgar ng ilang whistleblower sa pagdinig ng Kamara na substandard umano ang mga materyales na ginamit ng JC Tayag Builders.

Sa isang press conference, ipinakita nina congressmen Albee Benitez, Ben Evardone at DV Savellano ang mga litratong nakuha sa site inspection ng mga pabahay.

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