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Bidang ahensya ngayon ang Commission on Audit (COA). Sikat na sikat. Sunod-sunod kasing naglabasan ang audit reports nito para sa taong 2020 at bumulaga sa mata ng publiko ang mga sabit ng maraming ahensyang nababanggit.
Pero bakit nga ba naging bidang bigla ang COA ngayon? Wala namang malalim na paliwanag. Katulad lang ito ng pelikula na ang kinang ng bida ay nakasalalay sa papel ng kontrabida. Ni wala ngang sikat na bida sa tanggapan ng COA.
Dahil wala namang bago sa ginagawa ng COA. Regular lang naman itong naglalabas ng kanyang annual report. At kung hindi man supplied ang media, nakapaskil at accessible din sa publiko ang audit reports nito na makikita sa kanyang website. Ibig sabihin, kahit na manahimik ang ahensya ay nariyan lang din naman ang mga ulat ng COA na maaring makuha ng mamamahayag o ninuman.
COA 2010 audit: P193-M for calamity victims unused, kept in bank
December 30, 2011, GMAnetwork.com
Donations for calamity victims amounting to over P193-M accumulated in a deposit account in an Authorized Government Depository Bank (AGDB), according to the Commission on Audit (COA) annual audit report on the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The COA said that from 2004 to 2010, P193,673,317.98 in donations meant for calamity victims were unused.
In a report by Sandra Aguinaldo on GMA News “24 Oras,” DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman said that the amount has been returned to the National Treasury, but they recently requested to use it for the victims of tropical storm Sendong.
Soliman explained that the donations were left in the bank because the needs of disaster victims had already been met without using the fund.
“Marami po talagang pumasok na pera para po sa Ondoy and other disasters na hindi naman kinakailangang gastusin lahat sapagkat natugunan naman ang mga pangangailangan ng mga nasalanta,” she said in the report.
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Protesters denounce approval of plea bargain deal with Garcia – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News.
Riza Baraquiel. File photo flickr.com
Militants rushed to the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City Tuesday morning to protest its affirmation of the plea bargain deal between former Armed Forces comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia and the Office of the Ombudsman.
But the protesters, who included members of Akbayan, could not get near the area as security was tight for a presidential engagement at the nearby Commission on Audit, radio dzBB reported.
“Kung nagnakaw kayo pero nakipag-plea bargaining kayo, makakatakas kayo sa hustisya. Isa itong sampal sa mamamayan (If you steal from the nation but you enter into a plea bargaining agreement, you escape from justice. This is a slap to the people),” former party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros-Baraquel said.
Read full article and video @ GMAnews.tv
Massacre victims’ kin amend plunder raps vs Ampatuans – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News.
SOPHIA DEDACE, GMA News
Four relatives of journalists killed in the November 2009 Maguindanao massacre amended the plunder complaint they filed last January against members of the Ampatuan clan implicated in what is said to be the worst politically-motivated violence in the country.
In a 10-page supplemental affidavit, the relatives asked the Office of the Ombudsman to take cognizance of a Commission on Audit (COA) report detailing the alleged misuse of funds allotted for the office of Rizaldy “Zaldy” Ampatuan, suspended governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
The COA’s scrutiny of funds covered January 2008 to September 2009, when Zaldy was still in office.
“The COA-SAO Report No. 2010-01 concluded that funds received by the Office of the Regional Governor for its own operation were not properly utilized and managed taking into consideration applicable laws, rules and regulations,” the affidavit said.
The original complaint was filed on Jan. 14, 2011.
Read full article @ GMAnews.tv (link above)