Tuesday, January 8, 2008

COA probes P71M People's Park

The Commission on Audit is set to probe the P71 million People's Park, which according to some people has been overpriced. COA is about to form a technical committee to take charge of the investigation.

This came after some sectors hinted that the death of broadcaster Ferdi "Batman" Lintuan was linked to his rants against the alleged overpricing of the park. The park has playground facilities for children, lots of stone sculptures by Kublai lighting fixtures, benches and several waterfalls.

The park already sparked a controversy after most Dabawenyos (and even outsiders) signified their disenchantment with the choice of name as it does not at all signify any unique characteristic of the City of Davao.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will take a leave of absence in line with COA's investigation. he has also irrevocably resigned as chair of the Regional Peace and Order Council, a post he has held for the past 12 years. Dabawenyos would not miss the name Duterte though as Davao's political scene is awash with Dutertes---his daughter Sara is Vice Mayor while his son Paulo is president of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC)

Have you visited the Park? Do you agree that it is worth P71 million?

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