by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Department of Education may be in the clear from having its federally-funded projects go through a lengthy procurement process with the Attorney General's Office, however DOE Deputy Superintendent of Finance Taling Taitano says that may soon change for some projects.
Taitano says she has learned Adelup has proposed moving federal project funding under the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund towards the agency's personnel cost. She says they have to expend the $75 million under the Fund by the end of the year. The good news, she says, is that reallocating the money would alleviate the strict timeline; however, she admits they would have to revert to following local procurement review laws in order to spend that money.
Said Taitano, "My understanding and this is something the Governor's Office is working with Senator (Ben) Pangelinan's office. What would need to happen is we put the revision application in place and USDOE is going to require a dollar-for-dollar replacement. If we are going to take a dollar out of SFSF to spend on personnel cost, then we need to appropriate that same dollar out of local funds."
An inmate is found dead at the Department of Correction prison overnight. Corrections officers reported inmate Luis Hocog was found unresponsive inside his Post 16 cell around 11 pm on Friday. The officer contacted the platoon commander of the situation and requested for medical assistance, a news release stated.More >>
An inmate is found dead at the Department of Correction prison overnight. Corrections officers reported inmate Luis Hocog was found unresponsive inside his Post 16 cell around 11 pm on Friday. The officer contacted the platooMore >>