MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has advised the public not to reelect lawmakers who are taking advantage of their position as the 2022 elections draw near.“Ang hinihingi ko sa taumbayan, ‘yung lahat na senador — ito kung pagbigyan lang ninyo ako — ‘yung lahat ng senador… Read More
The Commission on Audit (COA) on Thursday said it had no intention to malign the Department of Health (DOH) in publishing its 2020 annual audit report regarding the “deficiencies” in the department’s management of PHP67 billion worth Covid-19 funds.
During the virtual hearing of the House Committee on Public Accounts, COA chairman Michael Aguinaldo reiterated that the report did not mention any finding that funds were lost due to corruption.
“The auditors did not say that there were any lost funds and that any such lost funds would have been lost to corruption. Wala pong finding na ganun (There’s no such finding). so that’s why we issued that and I think that’s proof that there was really no intent to malign the DOH,” Aguinaldo said. READ MORE
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has vouched for the integrity of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III even after the latter has earned criticisms due to the supposed deficiencies in handling the PHP67.32 billion worth of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response funds.Duterte, in his… Read More
“Imagine a country without state auditors… kanya kanyang kupit, kanya kanyang kurakot.”
By ROGER M. BALANZA
Senator Panfilo acson said corruption in government will become rampant if there are no auditors checking the financial transactions in its agencies.
Lacson said the Commission on Audit (COA) should watch against corruption in government as Congress probes the Department of Health for alleged anomalous handling by the agency of the multi-billion peso Covid-19 funds .
The House of Representatives is now probing Health Secretary Francisco Duque.
Lacson made the comment as COA red-flagged several state agencies over questionable use of government funds on health care, education, transportation, among others.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Lacson said: “Imagine a country without state auditors… kanya kanyang kupit, kanya kanyang kurakot.”
Lacson posted the brutally cruel line as President Duterte defended the DOH after its use of COVID-19 funds was questioned by the COA.
Duterte also directed Cabinet members not to follow the audit agency.
He told also COA to stop flagging and publishing preliminary inquiry reports to avoid any premature accusations against government agencies.
MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night said he would not accept Health Secretary Francisco Duque III’s offer to resign over “deficiencies” in his department’s handling of the PHP67.32 billion funds for Covid-19 response.In a prerecorded public address, Duterte recalled how Duque… Read More