Rappler's latest stories on intelligence funds
The Commission on Audit lifts the notices of disallowance against Valenzuela City over intel funds spent in 2007 and 2008, and against Pasay City over intel funds spent in 2012
As the Commander-in-Chief, law enforcement and intelligence agencies answer to Duterte
Bakit nga ba lumobo ang confidential funds ng DICT?
The Honasan-Rio scuffle exposes the trend in bloated intelligence funds that support anti-people activities, including spying on private citizens
The DICT, under scrutiny for its questionable release of P300 million in confidential funds in 2019, gets an even bigger sum than the government's anti-drug agency in 2020
'My resignation has not yet been approved by the President. I could not leave my post until my resignation is accepted by him,' Rio tells Rappler in a text message
Former DICT undersecretary Eliseo Rio Jr dares the agency to reveal the results of the P300-million confidential operation that supposedly dealt with cybersecurity threats
The allocation is even higher than what is to be given to the police and the military
(UPDATED) The Duterte administration seeks P4.5 billion for the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds, a P2-billion hike from the previously requested P2.5 billion
These 3 institutions are the Office of the President, the Department of National Defense, and Congress
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says at the House plenary that he hopes the more than P2 billion budget of the Office of the President for confidential and intelligence funds won't be used vs critics
The Office of the Executive Secretary lists down 5 offices likely to make use of President Duterte's large confidential and intelligence funds
Arroyo rises to the position of House Speaker, but she is not entirely in the clear because a pending case remains at the Ombudsman
Senator Panfilo Lacson says Congress can decrease the Office of the President's confidential and intelligence funds for 2019 if the increase is not justified
(UPDATED) Here's what the Office of the President spent on in 2017
The Department of the Interior and Local Government is set to audit the confidential and intelligence funds of mayors to check how they have used this to fight crime in their areas
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'?
(UPDATED) Vice Governor Edward Mark Macias is acting governor of Negros Oriental
A Commission on Audit report says former Anda mayor Paulino Amper has yet to liquidate part of his office's intelligence funds despite repeated COA demands since 2008
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon proposes that the administration's intelligence funds be slashed to boost the 2018 budget of the housing sector
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
Rosario Uriarte being the general and vice chairman of the board at the time is the missing link in the evidence presented by the prosecution says Senate President Franklin Drilon
Here s what happened since a plunder case was filed against the former president in 2012 in relation to the alleged misuse of PCSO funds
Almost the entire amount disbursed over 3 years were advances to officers and employees of the defense department says the Commission on Audit
The Catholic bishops urge people to propose legislation to stop the practice of appropriating of lump sums in the national budget under various pretexts
Holding separate proceedings for former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo s plunder case could delay resolution the graft court says
The Automated Elections Systems Watch wants the Court of Appeals to compel Comelec to reveal the intelligence data it gathered supposedly against the group
Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo faces a P366-million plunder suit in connection with the alleged misuse of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) funds under her administration. In 2011, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee probed allegations that Malacañang diverted PCSO funds for election purposes. In January 2012, it recommended the filing of plunder and technical malversation charges against the former president and former PCSO general manager Rosario Uriarte in connection with the distribution of P325-M in confidential intelligence funds from 2008 until the lead up to the 2010 elections. The Senate committee found that Uriarte was unable to produce receipts and other liquidation documents to justify the use of at least P244-M of funds released to her. The plunder case was filed with the Sandiganbayan after it was approved by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday, July 13. Besides Arroyo, nine other PCSO and Commission on Audit officials were also charged, including Uriarte; former PCSO chair Sergio Valencia; former PCSO board members Manuel Morato, Jose Taruc V, Raymundo Roquero and Ma Fatima Valdes; and former Commission on Audit (COA) chair Reynaldo Villar and former COA officer Nilda Plaras. This is the first plunder case filed against Arroyo.