192 solons linked to P6-B pork misuse


Special Audits Office Report: Government-wide Performance Audit

The Commission on Audit (COA)’s special audit on the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), or pork barrel, found 12 senators and 180 representatives channeling their PDAF to nongovernment organizations (NGOs), which misused the funds, if not totally left them unaccounted for. COA chairperson Grace Pulido-Tan said this shocked her. “Ako ay napahagulgol (I bawled).” The years covered the last 3 full years under the administration of President Gloria Arroyo – from 2007, when the mid-term elections were conducted, to 2009, before the presidential elections that Benigno Aquino III won. Ten of the dubious NGOs are linked to fugitive Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind.

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