FOR TODAY’S Data a Day, a simple question:
What is the most expensive civil-works contract implemented by the government in the last 15 years?
The naughtier ones would probably start digging up pork barrel projects linked either to Janet Lim Napoles or to certain congressmen and senators. However, the one we refer to here is the above-board cost of the project, not the project cost plus the commissions and the ghost projects and the wastage and the cost of a Senate investigation. You get the drift.
Just a clue: The project involves the “improvement” of a highway to the southeast of Manila. An additional clue: The contractor was linked to anomalies and charges of contractor collusion. No major surprises there.