Fake NGOs misuse social welfare funds

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Dubious non-government organizations siphoning lawmakers’ pork barrel and misusing them extended their reach to the Department of Social Welfare and Development. The recently released Commission on Audit report on the 2007-2009 PDAF releases showed that P751 million of pork barrel that went through the social welfare department was misused by organizations outside of government. The amount in question was released to at least 20 NGOs. Most of them had dubious backgrounds, doubtful documents, questionable projects, and unverifiable beneficiaries. The special audit conducted by COA covered only the last 3 years of the past administration.

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