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Unfair treatment?

The Commission on Audit (CoA) has accused the Camarines Norte provincial government of unfairly treating taxpayers by imposing penalties and other surcharges that were computed erroneously.

A former Bulacan provincial official has asked the Commission on Audit (CoA) to conduct a special audit of the reportedly misspent calamity fund expenditures of the province. In a letter to CoA Chairwoman Maria Gracia Pulido Tan, former board member Teofilo Rivera said the appeal for the conduct of a special audit was triggered by calls from various local and barangay groups that received reports of irregularities in the expenditures.

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Manila, Philippines – The Commission on Audit (CoA) has directed the National Police Commission to end its contract with gasoline stations that have been charging “evaporation fees” for petroleum products sold to the agency. Describing the deal as “irregular and disadvantageous to the government”, CoA said Napolcom paid over P845,000 to two gasoline stations that […]

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Manila, Philippines – Where did the P1.8-billion fund allocated for the rehabilitation of farms hit by typhoons “Ondoy” and “Pepeng” go? This question was raised yesterday by Randall Echanis, deputy secretary general of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), upon learning that P5.8 billion from the Malampaya Fund was coursed through the Department of Agriculture […]

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MANILA, Philippines (Tempo) – The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that local governments are not allowed to grant monetary awards to mayors, vice mayors, and councilors who have been elected for three consecutive terms to the same position. In a decision written by Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, the SC ruled that the monetary award as […]

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