Makabayan wants House to probe DepEd’s ‘pricey’ laptops

MANILA, Philippines — The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives is seeking an investigation in aid of legislation into the purchase of overpriced laptops with outdated processors for teachers holding distance classes.

House Resolution No. 189 — authored by Gabriela Rep. Arlene Brosas, Kabataan Rep. Raoul Manuel, and Alliance of Concerned Teachers Rep. France Castro — wants the House Committee on Good Governance to lead the investigation,

It was the Procurement Service of the Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM) that bought the laptops for the Department of Education (DepEd) in 2021.

The Commission on Audit (COA) flagged the purchase as each unit was wo…

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