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Another P51.8 million worth of disbursement vouchers have no receipts
(UPDATED) The Office of the Vice President's lack of a 'clear-cut procedure' in choosing local beneficiaries 'defeats the purpose' of its Angat Buhay program, says the Commission on Audit
P22.6 million of the amount comes from Philhealth which should have been refunded to patients who are also members
The Commission on Audit wants to hold officials liable for the payment of more than P70 million to pensioners who were already dead
(UPDATED) The Commission on Audit flags unauthorized extra pay and excessive reimbursements
State auditors also find that most of the P135.39 million cash donations for victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, which happened in 2013, remain with the OCD
State auditors urge the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to extend the validity of their original agreement to properly use the funding
The Commission on Audit says the Office of the Solicitor General did not present attendance sheets nor complete supporting documents for the fees paid to the trainers and lecturers in 2018
Apart from flagged airplane tickets, state auditors also find violations in the purchase of office supplies
COA's annual audit report finds red flags in the purchase of trauma and first aid kits, and the construction of below-standard buildings
Ex-Baguio City mayor Reinaldo Bautista and 16 others are found liable for the unauthorized release of funds classified as cost of living allowance
Book Craft Publishing says it has yet to receive payment for educational supplies delivered to divisions of the Department of Education's Western Visayas office in 2005
The Commission on Audit maintains that National Food Authority personnel in Cagayan Valley must return P2.3 million in food and grocery incentives given in 2012
Former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel III has the highest spending in 2017, including P3.9 million for foreign travels. But he says it comes with the position.
State auditors doubt the Bureau of Fire Protection can meet its targets by 2020
It involves lease agreements which reportedly caused resignations in 2016. NPO Director Francisco Vales Jr is held liable for the disallowance.
These 3 institutions are the Office of the President, the Department of National Defense, and Congress
Purchases are made without public bidding, bought from a supplier with a higher price, and done with incomplete documents
On top of the millions in penalties, auditors doubt that the 17 projects will be completed within the loan period
President Duterte has vowed to crack down on corruption and unnecessary delays in government projects. The Commission on Audit has released reports on those very issues he wants to fix.
The Commission on Audit says the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources squandered patrol boats acquired from a US grant and loans from Spain
The Commission on Audit hits the National Housing Authority for failing to properly evaluate contractors, which led to the awarding of contracts to companies with limited capacity
State auditors question the lack of manpower, splitting of contracts, and extension of contacts which lead to the delayed completion of projects under the Yolanda Permanent Housing Program
The Commission on Audit says the Senate has removed excess items in its inventory, including rolls of toilet paper
The Commission on Audit flags the purchase in 2017 of the 10 SUVs after finding 10 cars in the court’s inventory listed as 'idle or defective'
The Commission on Audit recommends crafting a law that would impose royalties on mining companies that operate outside of Mineral Reservation Areas or MRAs
(UPDATED) State auditors say the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority failed to verify the identities of 580 scholars supposedly enrolled at the AMA Computer College’s Manila campus and the Technivoc Institute Corporation
The COA report says the students come from the Philippine Science High School campuses in Western Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region
COA says only the Department of Budget and Management 'has the mandate to classify positions, determine the appropriate salaries for specific positions, and review the compensation benefits or programs of agencies'
The Department of Education says it will look into possible legal action regarding the 820,682 grade school learning materials found damaged inside the warehouse of private contractor Lexicon Press, Inc.
The Commission on Audit finds grade school books damaged by water and other textbooks left undistributed
State auditors cast doubt on the validity of the DOH's P8.1 billion project as it failed it comply with government procurement laws
For state auditors, the NFA could actually do away with imports if it just uses the funds to boost and buy local rice
State auditors blame 'inadequate planning' and 'inefficient' performance for the non-completion of 436 irrigation projects in 2017
Montano approves the contracts for Intramuros and a music festival without a go-signal from the board, and in one instance, he disregards approval of the winning bidder and negotiates directly with the losing bidder instead
Auditors say it was costly and unnecessary for Montano to bring along his two assistants in most of his trips. Non-related personnel also got to travel to tourism events.
In its 2017 audit report, the Commission on Audit documents at least 268 Landbank automated teller machines 'continuously out of cash'
Radio dzMM vows to investigate the issue, saying it 'takes allegations of unethical practices by any member of our news organization seriously'
The Commission on Audit (COA) recommends that the Department of Finance come up with a 'more realistic budget proposal'
The PCOO spends P1.3 billion in operating expenses in 2017, compared to P157 million the year before. The increases are mainly in rental and leasing, and travels of PCOO officials for ASEAN events and presidential activities.
The PCOO awards ASEAN contracts to suppliers that went beyond the allocated budget and wastes P2.5 million by not awarding contracts to the lowest bidders, says the COA in its audit report
PAGCOR’s tolerance of offshore gaming operators who do not pay on time contrasts with how strict it is in limiting the amount it remits for the country’s sports programs and other national projects
Among the findings of the Commission on Audit in its 2017 report on the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation is that top PAGCOR officials received transportation allowances on top of car plans
The liquidated damages, however, exceed the 10% limit of the P3.76-billion contract under the law. The Commission on Audit says the DOTr should consider revoking its contract with Dalian.
The 2017 audit report of the Department of Tourism (DOT) is rife with delayed projects, deficient planning and multi-million projects that went unmonitored and cannot be measured for their worth
Ben Tulfo’s Bitag Media gets 75% of the cut or P89.878 million in airing cost for tourism segments, while documents show Bitag is also entitled to production cost
(UPDATED) The department spent P19.2 million on travel allowances alone in 2017, including P863,961 for resigned secretary Wanda Teo
The Commission on Audit demands the documents from the Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA), which passes the buck to the Department of Transportation (DOTr)
The P397-million housing project for informal settlers who will be affected by the LRT-1 Cavite Extension project was awarded without first conducting a feasibility study, says the Commission on Audit
The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency paid P32.5 million for motorycle rentals for surveillance operations in 2017, but the Commission on Audit wants proper documentation on how the vehicles were used