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Singson denies overpriced bunkhouses

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DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson PHOTO VIA DPWH.GOV.PH

Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singon on Monday slammed reports that the construction of bunkhouses which are temporary shelters for victims of typhoon Yolanda are overpriced and even offered his resignation if proven the shelters as “overpriced.”

“Overpriced means that… the unit prices of these bunkhouses are above what normally would be in the marketplace,” Singson said in a television press briefing in Malacañang.

“I can tell you there is no overpricing here.”

With confidence, Singson wants to emulate Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla by offering his resignation if the reports are proven the bunkhouses are overpriced.

“If it is overpriced, the following day I will submit my resignation to President Aquino,” Singson declared.

He also hinted that politics may be behind the allegations of overpricing.

Singson on Tuesday will visit typhoon-devastated areas to check the construction of bunkhouses.

However, the DPWH chief said there is a possibility that some contractors did not follow the specifications set by the agency regarding the construction of bunkhouses.

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