Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The BCDA and Its President #OnlineBizniz
What really happened to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) and Camp John Hay Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) at this moment in time? The BCDA’s moving forward or just twisting the truth for the good of all concerned or few individuals only?
By the way, the BCDA President Arnel Casanova has every resources and antics to elude the case against CJHDevCo? The recent Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) of sixty (60) days received by CJHDevCo gave them much time to stay at the camp and wait for BCDA to fulfill its legal obligation in payment of 1.42B pesos.
Let’s wait and see if BCDA will pay this huge amount to CJHDevCo.
Why the BCDA President's corrupt government officer:
Mr. Arnel Casanova’s poverty did not hinder his ambition to finish his studies. He got an excellent academic background served him in good stead. Having earned degrees in Law and Public Administration, as well as post-graduate studies in English and Urban Planning, Casanova effectively proved he was worthy of the tasks assigned to him in various capacities. Included in his curriculum vitae was his Master’s degree in Public Administration obtained from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government as a World Bank scholar.
He proved his worth when taking the government job at BCDA in which the Aquino Administration trusted his ability and skills. But favouring contracts got him involved in corruption; accepting bribery from large corporation like Ayala Corporation that has an interest in Camp John Hay.
The endeavour of CJHDevCo inside the Camp John Hay was tainted because of Ayala Corporation. Until at this moment, he wanted the Sobrepena group and its lessees to vacate the camp. Corruption was showing on his action. Likewise, the 50% of the BCDA funds for AFP modernization was not explained well by him.
His humble beginnings and ambition are totally ruined by this bribery through favouring contracts and BCDA didn’t give the share of Baguio local government from the earnings they collected for rental payment in Camp John Hay. Likewise, his excellent academic background changed when he favoured corruption at BCDA.
Right now, the BCDA’s planning for its expansion in Clark Green City, north of the capital, will be bigger at 288 hectares (1.11 square miles), twice the size of London's Hyde Park, to make it more attractive to investors. Bidding will begin soon. But, another facet of the BCDA, that corruption in accepting selected contracts is rampant. Likewise, maybe, this is like what happened to CJHDevCo in the future.
Mr Arnel Casanova has different personality in dealing with businessmen. He has the eye of a tiger and claws of the eagle when it comes to contracts. But, these traits are making him the bad element in twisting the truth. Moreover, he pinned-down an opponent with his propaganda and nothing will ever be suspended.