The National Museum in the Philippines has violated to submit any progress despite the allotted amount of Php 323.019 Million budget. Five projects all assigned from all over the Philippines has been questioned by the Commission of Audit for not submitting copies of contracts and supporting documents of their given projects.
National Museum in the Philippines
Back in 2017, government auditors noted the delay of the five areas where a National Museum was supposing to be built or modified. The report also stated the delay in submitting contracts and supporting documents to the government authorities.
The five projects of the National Museum are the Bohol /Guiuan Heritage Site Restoration: Restoration of the Early 18th Century La Immaculada Concepcion Church, development of National Museum Batanes Branch, rehabilitation of National Museum Fine Arts Building, Tabon Cave Museum and Site Development and the establishment of Museum in Dumaguete City.
The validity of the contracts executed by the NM for the five infrastructure projects with an aggregate cost of P332,019,722.83 and the efficient/effective implementation thereof cannot be fully ascertained/established due to delay in submission of documentary requirements and absence of necessary information on the documents submitted,” Commission of Audi said.
Here are the Projects with the Amount given a Budget:
- La Immaculada restoration- P 111.997 million
- National Museum Batanes- P 8.857 million
- National Museum Fine Arts- P 62.980 million
- Tabon Cave Museum- P 99.202 million
- Museum in Dumaguete– P 48.981 million
National Museum in Dumaguete “Honest Errors”
According to the National Museum, the dates on the NTP’s were an “honest error” as the date was mistaken for dates of preparation and not of submission. Authorities from the National Museum confirmed to the Commission of Audit and their non-compliance of the five-day rule for the submission of supporting documents has already committed to strictly follow the rule after the submission of the said documents.