Press Release
April 3, 2019

Statement of Senator Win Gatchalian on the President's order to review all government contracts

The thorough and systematic review of all contracts made by the government with companies and other countries is the first step towards ensuring that the sovereign and fiscal interests of the Filipino people are preserved and protected. It is also a good exercise to know whether the country is benefiting from past contracts and loans entered into by previous administrations. We should never repeat onerous provisions moving forward.

Buwis ng taumbayan ang pinambabayad natin sa mga utang ng bansa kaya dapat ding maging malinaw sa publiko ang anumang kontrata ng gobyerno na magiging pasanin nila. I trust that the Office of the Solicitor General and the Department of Justice will make this review as transparent to the public as possible. However, the review should not be meant to rescind live contacts. Reneging on contracts will tarnish the reputation of the country in terms of attracting potential investors and the much needed FDIs.

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