Duterte orders review of government contracts to ensure they are fair to Filipinos

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Duterte orders review of government contracts to ensure they are fair to Filipinos

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte requested a survey of all administration contracts with organizations and different nations to guarantee they are reasonable for Filipinos, his representative said on Tuesday. 

The survey would "decide if there are burdensome arrangements in the agreement that would put the Filipino individuals in detriment or disregarding the constitution", representative Salvador Panelo told a normal news meeting. 

It was indistinct what number of agreements would be up for survey, or the extent of such examinations which will be completed by the Office of the Solicitor General and the Department of Justice secretary. 


Panelo said the request, which the president gave amid a bureau meeting on Monday, was provoked by a 1997 contract went into by the legislature that permitted a water organization to recuperate imposes by modifying its charges. 

Domingo Yap, leader of a business assembly of thousands of Filipino-Chinese business people, said he respected the declaration. 

"There is nothing amiss with the administration audit. In actuality, we need the legislature to be straightforward. The president currently is exceptionally severe. He needs no defilement. On our part, that is beneficial", Yap told Reuters. 

"We like the administration to be straightforward. Be that as it may, when we affirm an arrangement after investigation and it is observed to be free from defilement, the undertakings ought to be optimized." 

Robert Roces, boss financial specialist at Security Bank in Manila, said the audit should be a positive. 

"Most pessimistic scenario is that this outcomes in wastefulness if and when an unexpected stop is requested to ventures officially took off," he told Reuters.