SC acquits former Laguna mayor of malversation raps

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on SC acquits former Laguna mayor of malversation raps 

By Perfecto T. Paymundo

MANILA, Jan. 21 (PNA) — The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that withholding salaries of government employees to liquidate cash advance is allowed under the rules of the Commission on Audit (COA).

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“It’s about strengthening procedures” — OPAPP on COA Report

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on “It’s about strengthening procedures” — OPAPP on COA Report 

MANILA, Dec. 22 — “Actually, it is misleading,” said Undersecretary Luisito G. Montalbo, Executive Director of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, about the Commission on Audit report.

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DSWD ready for Senate probe on “Yolanda donations”

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on DSWD ready for Senate probe on “Yolanda donations” 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Sept. 19 (PNA)–The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) said Saturday that it welcomes the senate probe on relief goods and ‘Yolanda’ donations that will be initiated by Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

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Statement of DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya on VP Binay's speech

August 4, 2015 by · Comments Off on Statement of DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya on VP Binay's speech 

MANILA, Aug. 3 — Two things are clear from the Vice President’s speech: first, he does not have any solutions at all to MRT-3’s problems; and second, he does not even understand the root of the problem, which is the onerous BLT contract.

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Malacanang: Lawmakers named in COA report should explain

May 13, 2015 by · Comments Off on Malacanang: Lawmakers named in COA report should explain 

By Joann Santiago

MANILA, May 12 (PNA) — A Palace official on Tuesday said lawmakers identified in the recent Commission on Audit (COA) report as involved in the disbursement of funds from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) should explain their side.

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Alcala denies allegations DA misused Php14.4-B funds

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Alcala denies allegations DA misused Php14.4-B funds 

By Ceilito M. Reganit

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala on Wednesday denied allegations that his department squandered more than Php 14.4 billion in 2013 in questionable projects and stressed that ever since taking over the helm of the DA, the agency has always ensured the prudent use of public funds entrusted to it to benefit farmers and fishers and the Filipino people.

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Comelec ready for liquidation of 2013 cash advances

April 17, 2015 by · Comments Off on Comelec ready for liquidation of 2013 cash advances 

By Ferdinand G. Patinio

MANILA, April 16 (PNA) — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is prepared to liquidate the Php 3.2 billion cash advances in 2013 to the Commission on Audit (COA).

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