The city's public information office chief, Jun Salgado, could not immediately provide that information when asked in a phone interview, but said it was no longer Bakerite
, the supplier during Junjun Binay's term.
The boron-bearing mineral bakerite
was found only once, to date, as small (1-2 mm) white sprays on well-crystallized rhodonite, at the Gambatesa mine (Borgo and Palenzona, 1998; Palenzona, 1996).
Documents showed that each cake supplied by Bakerite
cost only P306.
In March last year, Bakerite
replaced Cups and Mugs as the supplier.
Reacting to Pena's announcement to change the cake supplier, Councilor Marie Alethea Casal-Uy said the contract for the cakes had been bid out last month and was set to be awarded to the winning supplier, Bakerite Inc.
Binay's spokesman, Joey Salgado, said Pena cannot simply rescind a valid contract, referring to the earlier bidding in which Bakerite was declared the winner.
It went through open bidding and the supplier, Bakerite
, is a reputable company.
The cakes are now imported from Manila and the supplier is Bakerite
Cups & Mugs was the supplier until February 2014 of the cakes that the Makati local government gives out to its senior citizens on their birthdays.
Although most Bakerites
supported the visitor center, it wasn't welcomed unanimously.
were probably gambling that the distinction would be buried, still embarrassing Gray and shutting him up about Baker's holdings.