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CoA seeks probe of officials in P38-B Malampaya fund releases

The Commission on Audit has recommended the conduct of criminal investigation on former and incumbent officials of the Department of Budget and Management and other government agencies after State auditors found serious irregularities in the release of P38.807 billion in Malampaya funds from 2004 to 2012.

For years before 2013, members of Congress allocated for themselves funds for their special projects, such as medical assistance to needy constituents, barangay halls, farm roads, health centers, even basketball courts.

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Rank-and-file employees of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) pushing for a substantial increase in their salaries called yesterday for the restoration of the P215.5 million slashed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the poll body’s proposed budget for 2012.

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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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