Rappler's latest stories on confidential funds
Are President Rodrigo Duterte's large confidential and intelligence funds being used to target his critics? ask progressive lawmakers in the House of Representatives
The allocation is even higher than what is to be given to the police and the military
Binay and 3 other former city officials are held liable by the auditors
The Office of the Executive Secretary lists down 5 offices likely to make use of President Duterte's large confidential and intelligence funds
The figures listed in a graphic posted by the Facebook page "Oras Na, Roxas Na" make it appear they cover Aquino's entire 6-year term and Duterte's first two years. The amounts are from the 2016 and 2017 national budgets only.
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In an ideal situation, it is Congress that should exercise oversight of intelligence funds
Confidential and intelligence funds, by their nature, are difficult to audit. Given significant increases in level of spending on these items, should taxpayers simply trust that President Duterte is 'a good man'?
The Office of the President breezes through a House committee hearing on its proposed P6 billion budget for 2018
With a P5 billion intelligence budget Senator Panfilo Lacson asks why there is a failure of intelligence on the part of the military and the police
If the Office of the President is unable to justify the need for the huge funds Trillanes says he will ask that the funds to be transferred to law enforcement agencies
With the Duterte administration's ongoing war against illegal drugs, how will these funds come into play?
The Commission on Audit relies on reports and submissions by government agencies to check the use of confidential funds, says former COA chair Grace Pulido Tan
Almost the entire amount disbursed over 3 years were advances to officers and employees of the defense department says the Commission on Audit