I can’t seem to make up my mind on this news from the Inquirer. http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/nation/view/20100807-285379/DOST-deal-nixed.
While it is important that the government plugs leakages in its coffers by eradicating graft, it is also quite normal for scientists to buy highly-specialized equipment which only one company can offer.
Probably it’s because of the price? Not so because highly specialized equipment can also be expensive.
Oh well. Graft and corruption is this bad in our country. Everybody is a suspect.