It’s already one thing that our government supplied outdated equipment for its employees, but apparently these books and computers were bought at ludicrously expensive prices.

According to a report by News5, a DepEd supplier charged Php400,000 per computer package, which consists of some educational software, instructional materials, 1-day technical support, accessories, and a desktop unit computer that’s powered by obsolete components—Intel Pentium IV, 128MB RAM, 40GB internal storage, Nvidia GeForce 4 graphics, and Windows 98 SE. Such a package should only cost around Php15,000 today (and I’m even being generous on that estimate). And even when they were bought in the early 2000s, the Php400,000 price per package would still be completely outrageous.

Other suppliers had also billed the government for books at Php200-300 each, when they should only be priced less than Php100 because of their cheap materials. Worse, these suppliers are apparently still in business with the government.

To put everything in one word: corruption. Two DepEd officials (who still remain in office) are allegedly in collaboration with these suppliers. They’re apparently receiving some kickbacks for buying overpriced equipment.

See the whole video report at the source link below.

[Source: Interaksyon, Via: Unbox]



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  1. baka walang alam sa Pc yan bumili nyan akala nya galing pa sa IBM – CIA – KGB nabili niya … ;)

  2. Tanginang yan kung 400k each PC’s dapat Gaming PC na yan na imba ang specs which was 15k or maybe up at that time period but not as much as that ridiculous amount. I mean, puwede kanang makabili ng pang gamot/maintenance ng mga may sakit na mahihirap na mas nangangailangan sa halagang yan.

    Nakakainis lang isiping napaka walang hiya kung sino mang nag-bubugdet ng ganito ka-BOBO at ka WALANG UTAK na dapat yung pera eh napupunta sa mas nangangailangan tulad nalang ng mga may KAPANSANAN. Nerbyusin naman kayo mga sir/ma’am! F!@# Y!@#

  3. Wag kasi kayo magmarunong. Di nyo ba alam na ang hirap na makahanap ng 128 MB RAM, 40GB hard drive, etc, NA BRAND NEW. DDR2 ram nga lang kailangan halughugin mo pa Pilipinas. Tas second hand lang mabibili mo (from Korea or Japan naman daw).

    Kaya wag na kayo magtaka at umabot ng ganyan presyo nyan. Nahirapan sila maghukay sa bodega ng mga supplier.

    :))

    1. kaya po mahirap makahanap nyan kasi almost totally phased out na ang mga gnyang model… :)

      ung 400,000 na yan eh HIGH PERFORMANCE GAMING PC na yan eh…. >.<

  4. The Philippine government even supports Islamic terrorists in the name of money. The real God of the Philippines is money. Everything can be bought, including justice.

  5. So ano nalang pala ang solusyon na ginagawa natin? WALA. magLIKE nalang ng post na ito… hehehe