Ex-PSC chair Harry Angping faces graft rap


Harry Angping. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Former Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chair  Harry Angping and a businessman have been  charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan for their alleged connivance in the  hiring of 80 personnel without public bidding and PSC board authority in 2009.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales approved the indictment of Angping, a former representative of Manila, and Edmund Montanes, then president and general manager of Philcare Manpower Services, a company engaged in janitorial services.

The three-page complaint filed by Jose Ronald Bersales, the Ombudsman’s  graft investigation and prosecution officer III,  said the accused allegedly conspired to hire 71 janitors and nine gardeners without the necessary requirements.

A preliminary investigation was conducted and found “sufficient ground to engender a well-founded belief that the crime charged has been committed.”

The complaint said that Angping  “unlawfully and criminally gave unwarranted benefits, advantage and preference” to Philcare Manpower Service by procuring, through an addendum to the Contract of Service dated March 5, 2009, without conducting  a competitive public bidding for the said services.

Based on the contract, the PSC paid P15,324.42  per personnel monthly from March  1,2009, to January 31, 2011, to Philcare Manpower Services.

The Ombudsman said that by entering into the questioned contract, the PSC was deprived of the opportunity to obtain the lowest possible bid or the most advantageous and beneficial contract,  “to the damage and prejudice of the government.”

The complaint likewise said that Angping committed the crime by taking advantage of his public office in relation to his official duties.

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  • boybakal

    Grabe naman si Lola Conching….hiring of personnel, may public bidding pa.
    At least napunta sa janitor at naglinis naman talaga.


      Wala nga public bidding at pinalalabas mo na meyron. Hiring of personnel for example mga janitors, eh napunta sa mga janitor ay wala pang 6,000 a month! Hay naku.

      Ikulong na yan!

    • ed_nique

      what PDI should correctly point out is that this is about a contract entered into between the PSC and a service provider company without a public bidding conducted. those janitors and gardeners are not employees of the PSC but of the service provider.
      this was my initial understanding from the title, what the heck should there be a bidding for hiring personnel!


    Not only that, we are receiving a lot of complaints from District III of Manila about their representative Mrs. Angpin. The PADF of Rep Angpin in most times are awarded to Flores construction with the connivance of DPWH. Yan ang malaki, millions of pesos yan!

    Investigate Mrs.-Rep. Angpin’s PDAF!

  • Jack Bw

    Why the small fry, Ombudsman? This isn’t even 1.5M. There are billion peso scams all over the place and here you are prosecuting someone over a 1M+ project that happened 5 years ago. Nobody here is going to complain about janitors earning a decent 15k/month. Quit wasting our tax money and do something substantial.

    • noelpogi

      Anomalya pa rin yan. lahat na malaking anomalya ay nagumpisa sa maliit.

      • Jack Bw

        Oks lang, I want this too. But I want more. There were dozens of hundred-million projects in the COA special report that didn’t go thru public bidding. They should start with the 300M+ projects rather than the 1M+ projects.

    • ed_nique

      the total cost of the contract for 23 months is a little over 28M, not all of which goes to the indiviual employee. the manpower services company definitely has to earn, so how much is his share per indidual per month?

      • Jack Bw

        Excellent point. Make that a 28M project. I stand corrected.

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