By Maricyn A. De los Santos
THE supplier of the controversial chickens meant for a poverty alleviation initiative of the Iloilo City government insisted that it met the terms of reference (TOR) of the P3.4-million project funded by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC).
Faced by the possibility of not getting paid and, worse, being blacklisted from future City Hall deals, Gaspar Igona of Foodwealth Agrovet Trading said they followed the requirements set in their contract.
“I have a contract signed by our beloved city mayor, I rely on the contract. I have delivered the goods, which the city government received,” said Igona during the Committee of the Whole investigation into the deal at the SP Session Hall, Oct. 12, 2017.
The chicken dispersal project of the city government implemented by the City Agriculture Office is under fire after some beneficiaries complained that the chicks they received are below the 300-gram requirement as stated in the Integrated Community Food Production (ICFP) Project funded by the National Anti-Poverty Commission.