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OMBUDSMAN PROBES AQUINO, ABAD OVER DAP

Ombudsman SEPT 1 -Conchita Carpio-Morales, President Benigno Aquino III, DBM Sec. Butch Abad Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, President Benigno Aquino III, DBM Sec. Butch Abad The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the supposed liability of President Aquino and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad over the creation and implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which was declared as illegal by the Supreme Court last year. During the House Committee on Appropriations hearing on their proposed P1.775 billion budget for 2016 yesterday, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said her office has conducted fact-finding investigation on the Aquino government’s economic stimulus initiative with the Chief Executive and Abad as among the respondents. “Yes, there have been motu proprio investigations and investigations conducted on the complaint of several complainants. The respondents include the President, the DBM Secretary, and others who appreared to have been involved in the conception of DAP,” she replied to Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate when asked if the anti-graft court already stepped into the DAP issue that has been hounding the Aquino administration. Carpio-Morales said the report of the fact-finding team–the Field Investigation Office is “now under evaluation” by the anti-graft court. “All of them are pending fact-finding investigation and in fact, an investigating report of the Field Investigation Office is under evaluation by the Ombudsman,” she said. During the hearing, she begged off not to release the report, which may be used as basis to start a preliminary investigation. READ MORE...

ALSO: De Lima: ‘I will not step down’


SEPT 1 -JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima (photo) broke her silence Tuesday over the indignation rally staged by the Iglesia Ni Cristo against her and denied insinuations that the INC agreed to conclude its protests in exchange for her resignation. “I will resign when I’m 100 percent sure that I will join the senatorial race. But as of this time or in the next several days I don’t see any reason to leave my post,” De Lima told reporters. “About the supposed deal as far as I know there is no such deal,” she added.Fighting form. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima strikes a combative pose in keeping with her promise not to resign in this file photo.The INC held protests over five days to demand that De Lima resign for deciding to investigate an illegal detention complaint filed by ousted minister Isaias Samson Jr. against high church officials. Trixie Cruz-Angeles, counsel for Samson, earlier urged the government to reveal the nature of its agreement with the religious group, but the Palace said there was no such deal. De Lima was part of the emergency meeting in Malacañang Sunday evening while thousands of INC members were in Edsa protesting the government’s alleged violation of their religious freedom. She declined to say what transpired during the meeting. “I am back to work. Lots of work to do,” she said. The Palace on Tuesday said it supported De Lima, saying President Benigno Aquino III had full trust and confidence in her. READ MORE...

ALSO: 2 graft cases filed vs Mayor Binay in 1 day


SEPT 2 -JUNJUN BINAY Makati City Hall scam whistleblower Renato Bondal on Tuesday filed two separate graft cases against Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. with the Office of the Ombudsman. In the first case, the suspended mayor was impleaded with his sister, Makati 2nd District Rep. Mar-Len Abigail Binay, along with several others in connection with the use of her Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel allocation. In the other case, graft and plunder complaints were filed against Mayor Binay and his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, over the allegedly anomalous deal between University of Makati (UMak) and the Systems Technology Institute (STI). Also named respondents in the PDAF case were Makati City’s resident auditor Cecilia Cag-anan; Ryan Barcelo, who was identified in the complaint as a City Hall employee; and officers and directors of the non-government organizations (NGOs) Gabay at Pag-Asa ng Masa Foundation Inc. and Kaakbay Buhay Foundation Inc. “This instant case involves the illegal use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund [PDAF for brevity] particularly the PDAF allotment of Congresswoman Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay in the fiscal year 2011 covering only the months January until September 15, 2011,” the complaint filed Bondal read. Bondal, a lawyer, alleged that most of Rep. Binay’s PDAF was coursed through the Makati city government. Citing the Fund Utilization Report as of September 30, 2011, which was downloaded from the city government’s website and attached to the complaint, he said P15 million was released on January 20, 2011 in favor of Gabay at Pag-Asa ng Masa Foundation through Check No. 74328 and Voucher No. 0034 and P10 million was released on March 29, 2011 to Kaakbay Buhay Foundation Inc. through Check No. 74360 and Voucher No. 0116.READ MORE...

ALSO Petition denied: SC upholds election of top 12 senators in 2013
[In its petition, it alleged that the Comelec “prematurely proclaimed the twelve winning senatorial candidates in the 2013 elections based on a ‘projection using grouped canvass reports’ which allegedly has no basis in law.”]


SEPT 1 -Photo screenshot courtesy of philippinesgoforgold YouTube account The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition which sought the nullification of the proclamation of top 12 senators in the 2013 elections, the resort to manual count to determine the winners, and a stop to the use of automated system in future elections. Dismissed by the SC was the petition filed by Bangon Pilipinas, a political party represented by Bishop Leonardo Alconga in behalf of Bro. Eddie Villanueva, a 19th placer among 33 candidates who vied for 12 Senate seats in 2013 elections. In a full court resolution, the SC said: “Considering the proclamation of twelve candidates as the winners of the 2013 senatorial elections, their taking of their oaths, and their assumption of office, petitioner’s remedy was an electoral contest before the SET (Senate Electoral Tribunal).” It pointed out that “the alleged statistical improbability of the result, irregularities in the conduct of the canvass proceedings, perceived glitches in the automated election process, and all other matters which may affect the result of the election should therefore be brought up in an election contest filed before the SET.” The SC also said: “… the petition is replete with factual allegations that must be threshed out in the proper proceedings before the tribunal (SET) with jurisdiction over the same. This is in line with the fundamental principle that this Court is not a trier of facts and is not equipped to receive evidence and determine the truth of factual allegations.” The 12 senatorial candidates who were proclaimed as winners in the 2013 elections and have assumed their posts as senators were Grace Poe Llamanzares, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Nancy Binay, Sonny Angara, Bam Aquino, Aquilino Pimentel, Antonio Trillanes IV, Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito, and Gringo Honasan. READ MORE...

ALSO here we go again and more: Enrile, Revilla, 18 others face new PDAF cases


SEPT 1 -Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is currently out on bail while Sen. Bong Revilla is still detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Both senators have been charged with graft and plunder in connection to the pork barrel scam. AP/File
Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and former Sen. Edgardo Angara and 17 other former and current lawmakers are facing malversation complaints in connection to the alleged misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF). Lawyer Levito Baligod, the former counsel of several pork barrel scam whistleblowers, filed the complaint on Wednesday containing affidavits of four witnesses against the PDAF scam. READ NAMES OF OTHER RESPONDENTS...


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Ombudsman probes Aquino, Abad over DAP


Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, President Benigno Aquino III, DBM Sec. Butch Abad Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, President Benigno Aquino III, DBM Sec. Butch Abad

MANILA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2015,
(MANILA BULLETIN) by Charissa Luci September 1, 2015 (updated) - The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the supposed liability of President Aquino and Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad over the creation and implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which was declared as illegal by the Supreme Court last year.

During the House Committee on Appropriations hearing on their proposed P1.775 billion budget for 2016 yesterday, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales said her office has conducted fact-finding investigation on the Aquino government’s economic stimulus initiative with the Chief Executive and Abad as among the respondents.

“Yes, there have been motu proprio investigations and investigations conducted on the complaint of several complainants. The respondents include the President, the DBM Secretary, and others who appreared to have been involved in the conception of DAP,” she replied to Bayan Muna party-list Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate when asked if the anti-graft court already stepped into the DAP issue that has been hounding the Aquino administration.

Carpio-Morales said the report of the fact-finding team–the Field Investigation Office is “now under evaluation” by the anti-graft court.

“All of them are pending fact-finding investigation and in fact, an investigating report of the Field Investigation Office is under evaluation by the Ombudsman,” she said.

During the hearing, she begged off not to release the report, which may be used as basis to start a preliminary investigation.

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“We don’t release the investigation report. We either approve or disapprove it. If we approve it and we recommend the conduct of a preliminary investigation, then so be it. Now, if we don’t agree with the recommendation to initiate a preliminary investigation, this means the case is deemed close and terminated,” she said after Zarate asked if the public can expect in the coming days or months the release of this investigation.

She said they also need “ample time to review” the jurisprudence and law involved in the DAP complaint “to be very sure that whatever action we will be taking will be in accordance with the law, with the facts, the evidence and the jurisprudence.”

Last February 3, the High Court upheld its July 2014 decision declaring practices under the DAP unconstitutional.

These include the withdrawal of unobligated funds and their declaration as savings, the funding of projects, activities and programs not covered by the General Appropriations Act, the “cross-border” transfer of savings by the Executive Branch, and the use of unprogrammed funds despite the absence of a certification by the National Treasurer that the revenue collections exceeded the revenue targets for non-compliance with the conditions provided in the relevant General Appropriations Act.


MANILA STANDARD

De Lima: ‘I will not step down’ By Rey E. Requejo | Sep. 02, 2015 at 12:01am



JUSTICE Secretary Leila de Lima (photo) broke her silence Tuesday over the indignation rally staged by the Iglesia Ni Cristo against her and denied insinuations that the INC agreed to conclude its protests in exchange for her resignation.

“I will resign when I’m 100 percent sure that I will join the senatorial race. But as of this time or in the next several days I don’t see any reason to leave my post,” De Lima told reporters.

“About the supposed deal as far as I know there is no such deal,” she added.

Fighting form. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima strikes a combative pose in keeping with her promise not to resign in this file photo.
The INC held protests over five days to demand that De Lima resign for deciding to investigate an illegal detention complaint filed by ousted minister Isaias Samson Jr. against high church officials.

Trixie Cruz-Angeles, counsel for Samson, earlier urged the government to reveal the nature of its agreement with the religious group, but the Palace said there was no such deal.

De Lima was part of the emergency meeting in Malacañang Sunday evening while thousands of INC members were in Edsa protesting the government’s alleged violation of their religious freedom.

She declined to say what transpired during the meeting.

“I am back to work. Lots of work to do,” she said.

The Palace on Tuesday said it supported De Lima, saying President Benigno Aquino III had full trust and confidence in her.

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“The situation remains, the rule of law continues to be followed,” said Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., in a statement.

A militant group, Sanlakas, demanded full disclosure of the deal reached between the Palace and the INC leaders.

“The credibility of both the 2016 elections and the case of illegal detention of former INC Minister Isaias Samson are now in jeopardy and will be subjected to speculation and reservation unless the agreement reached is fully disclosed and political deals are untangled,” said Ron Pedrosa, secretary-general of the group.

He said various camps have speculated that part of the Malacañang-initiated deal was the INC’s endorsement of the candidacy of Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II in the 2016 elections. With Sandy Araneta


MANILA TIMES

2 graft cases vs Mayor Binay in 1 day September 1, 2015 10:55 pm by REINA TOLENTINO, REPORTER


JUNJUN BINAY

Makati City Hall scam whistleblower Renato Bondal on Tuesday filed two separate graft cases against Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr. with the Office of the Ombudsman.

In the first case, the suspended mayor was impleaded with his sister, Makati 2nd District Rep. Mar-Len Abigail Binay, along with several others in connection with the use of her Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel allocation.

In the other case, graft and plunder complaints were filed against Mayor Binay and his father, Vice President Jejomar Binay, over the allegedly anomalous deal between University of Makati (UMak) and the Systems Technology Institute (STI).

Also named respondents in the PDAF case were Makati City’s resident auditor Cecilia Cag-anan; Ryan Barcelo, who was identified in the complaint as a City Hall employee; and officers and directors of the non-government organizations (NGOs) Gabay at Pag-Asa ng Masa Foundation Inc. and Kaakbay Buhay Foundation Inc.

“This instant case involves the illegal use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund [PDAF for brevity] particularly the PDAF allotment of Congresswoman Mar-Len Abigail S. Binay in the fiscal year 2011 covering only the months January until September 15, 2011,” the complaint filed Bondal read.

Bondal, a lawyer, alleged that most of Rep. Binay’s PDAF was coursed through the Makati city government.

Citing the Fund Utilization Report as of September 30, 2011, which was downloaded from the city government’s website and attached to the complaint, he said P15 million was released on January 20, 2011 in favor of Gabay at Pag-Asa ng Masa Foundation through Check No. 74328 and Voucher No. 0034 and P10 million was released on March 29, 2011 to Kaakbay Buhay Foundation Inc. through Check No. 74360 and Voucher No. 0116.

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The complaint included Barcelo for allegedly receiving various amounts totaling P895,020.40 that were disbursed from January 20, 2011 to September 2011 as medical assistance in checks and vouchers that were allegedly all in Barcelo’s name.

But, Bondal alleged that a comparison of the Fund Utilization Report and the Department of Budget and Management fund utilization report for Fiscal Year 2011 of Rep. Binay “would show that nowhere in the DBM submission reflect[s] the fund utilization in favor of fraudulent NGOs namely the Gabay at Pag-Asa ng Masa Foundation and Kaakbay Buhay Foundation Inc., which collectively received the amount of P25,000,000.00, which funds came from the PDAF allocation of Rep. Binay.”

Both NGOs “have been found to be dubious and fraudulent by the COA [Commission on Audit]. The NGOs are run by Godofredo Roque with similar modus operandi with that of the infamous [Janet Lim-] Napoles NGOs,” he said.

Janet Lim-Napoles is the alleged brains of the pork barrel scam.
The complaint further alleged that the funds were awarded to the said NGOs without the mandated public bidding by the city government.

“Just as the other lawmakers who were found liable for malversation of public funds by being complicit with the Napoles NGOs, so too must Rep. Binay be found liable and be indicted for malversation of public funds,” Bondal said.

He alleged that Makati Mayor Binay “without whose indispensable cooperation this illegal use of public funds could not have been accomplished” should also be held liable because the city government, where he is local chief executive, acted as the implementing agency for the pork barrel funds in question.

Bondal accused Makati City resident COA auditor Cag-anan of failing to safeguard the use of the public funds thus, she should also be held liable. “[W]ithout said failure, this crime could have been prevented,” he said.

According to Bondal, the Ombudsman should place the respondents under preventive suspension.

“We have culled valuable documents from the Makati government website itself but said website had been changed recently. Hence, in order that the Honorable Ombudsman may be able to have access to other vital documents for the fiscal years not posted by the City Government, and to allow an unfettered investigation into the other uses of said funds, respondents ought to be preventively suspended,” he said.

Umak case

Aside from the Binays, also listed as respondents in the University of Makati case were UMak President Tomas Lopez and four private respondents namely, Eusebio Tangco, lawyer Monico Jacob, Annabelle Bautista and Jack Arroyo Jr.

Bondal said the respondents had committed plunder, malversation of public funds, graft and violation of Republic Act 9784 or the Government Procurement Reform Act.

In December 2003, the government of Makati and STI created Philippine Health Educators Inc. (PHEI) to manage the UMak’s College of Nursing.

Bondal said the creation of PHEI was not necessary, citing it only became a venue for corruption among the respondents.

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RELATED FROM THE TRIBUNE

Complaints vs Binays just replay of Bondal’s Senate powerpoint presentation, says VP camp Written by Tribune Wires Wednesday, 02 September 2015 00:00



The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay yesterday refuted the complaints filed by losing Makati mayoralty candidate lawyer Renato Bondal against the Vice President and his son, suspended Makati City Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay, over the deal between University of Makati (UMak) and the Systems Technology Institute (STI).

“Dahil wala nang nanonood sa kanilang telenovela sa Senado, gumawa kanina ng gimik sina Senator (Antonio) Trillanes at ang kanyang mga kasama. Pero ang sinampa ni Mr. Bondal ay replay lang ng kanyang lumang powerpoint presentation sa Senado. Gaya ng iba pang mga sinabi ni Mr. Bondal, ito ay napatunayan nang walang basehan at hula-hula lang,” Joey Salgado, head of the Office of the Vice President Media Affairs, said in a statement.

According to Salgado, the Joint Venture creating the UMak College of Nursing was created through a series of ordinances approved by the city council when the Vice President was the mayor. Former Vice Mayor Ernesto Mercado was the presiding officer.

“Why was Mayor Junjun Binay included when he was not the mayor at the time of the project? And why was Mercado not included when he was the one who shepherded the said city ordinances? Because this is selective prosecution. Ang kakampi nila, hindi isasama pero basta Binay, kahit walang kinalaman, idadamay,” Salgado pointed out.

Salgado explained that the camp of the Vice President has already answered the issues point by point:

1. The Vice President and the other city government officials are original shareholders because they represent the equity holdings of the city, not in their personal capacities. The shares are nominal shares of 1 percent.

2. The higher fees in the College of Nursing apply only to non-Makati residents. Makati residents who pass the academic qualifications are considered full scholars.

They don’t pay tuition and other fees. They represent around 30 percent of the enrollees.

Those who do not meet the academic scholarship requirements pay the full tuition, which is actually below the median among nursing school tuition fees in Metro Manila.


MANILA BULLETIN

SC upholds election of top 12 senators in 2013 by Rey G. Panaligan September 2, 2015 (updated) Share2 Tweet15 Share0 Email0 Share22

The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition which sought the nullification of the proclamation of top 12 senators in the 2013 elections, the resort to manual count to determine the winners, and a stop to the use of automated system in future elections.

Dismissed by the SC was the petition filed by Bangon Pilipinas, a political party represented by Bishop Leonardo Alconga in behalf of Bro. Eddie Villanueva, a 19th placer among 33 candidates who vied for 12 Senate seats in 2013 elections.

In a full court resolution, the SC said: “Considering the proclamation of twelve candidates as the winners of the 2013 senatorial elections, their taking of their oaths, and their assumption of office, petitioner’s remedy was an electoral contest before the SET (Senate Electoral Tribunal).”

It pointed out that “the alleged statistical improbability of the result, irregularities in the conduct of the canvass proceedings, perceived glitches in the automated election process, and all other matters which may affect the result of the election should therefore be brought up in an election contest filed before the SET.”

The SC also said: “… the petition is replete with factual allegations that must be threshed out in the proper proceedings before the tribunal (SET) with jurisdiction over the same. This is in line with the fundamental principle that this Court is not a trier of facts and is not equipped to receive evidence and determine the truth of factual allegations.”

The 12 senatorial candidates who were proclaimed as winners in the 2013 elections and have assumed their posts as senators were Grace Poe Llamanzares, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Francis Escudero, Nancy Binay, Sonny Angara, Bam Aquino, Aquilino Pimentel, Antonio Trillanes IV, Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito, and Gringo Honasan.

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In its petition, Bangon Pilipinas claimed that “the Commission on Elections (Comelec) practically privatized the electoral process and left it to the control and supervision of private respondents Smartmatic Asia Pacific (Smartmatic) and Dominion Voting System Corporation (Dominion).”

It alleged that the Comelec “prematurely proclaimed the twelve winning senatorial candidates in the 2013 elections based on a ‘projection using grouped canvass reports’ which allegedly has no basis in law.”

It also pointed out that “the canvassed returns were programmed to produce a ‘60-30-1O’ pattern, wherein 60 per cent of the votes favored Team PNoy, 30 per cent of the votes went to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), and the remaining 10 per cent of the votes went to small parties and independent candidates including petitioner Villanueva.”

The petition sought the issuance of a temporary restraining order (TRO) but it was not granted by the SC.

On the alleged privatization of the election process and the unsatisfactory system capabilities of the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) “have already been passed upon by this Court.”

The SC said: “In Roque, Jr. v. Commission on Elections, several petitioners sought the nullification of the Comelec-Smartmatic-TIM Corporation automation contract on the ground that it supposedly constitutes a wholesale abdication of the poll body’s constitutional mandate for election law enforcement.

“After an exhaustive series of oral arguments and deliberations, this Court held that the Comelec’s mandate and responsibility under the Constitution were not abdicated in the employment of an automated election.

“With the view we take of the automation contract, the role of Smartmatic TIM Corporation is basically to supply the goods necessary for the automation project, such as but not limited to the PCOS machines, PCs, electronic transmission devices and related equipment, both hardware and software, and the technical services pertaining to their operation. As lessees of the goods and the back-up equipment, the corporation and its operators would provide assistance with respect to the machines to be used by the Comelec which, at the end of the day, will be conducting the election thru its personnel and whoever it deputizes.

“The Comelec, with its awesome functions as overseer of fair elections, administrator and lead implementor of laws relative to the conduct of elections, should be afforded ample elbow room and enough wherewithal in devising means and initiatives that would enable it to accomplish the great objective for which it was created -to promote free, orderly, honest and peaceful elections.”

On the petition’s plea to stop the use of PCOS machines in the 2016 election, the SC said:

“Evaluating petitioner’s requests for the Court to enjoin the use of the subject PCOS machines in the 2016 Presidential Election or in any future election against the foregoing jurisprudential standard, we are hard put to grant Bangon Pilipinas any injunctive relief in this case now before the Court.

“Quite apart that, as discussed, petitioner should have pursued the proper remedy by filing an election protest, the Court cannot issue an injunction based on factual matters yet to be established and solely on legal arguments already debunked in past case precedents.

“WHEREFORE, the Petition for Certiorari, Prohibition and Mandamus is hereby DISMISSED. The prayers for temporary restraining order and/or petition for injunction in the Petition and in the Urgent Application for Temporary Restraining Order/Preliminary Injunction filed on January 6, 2015 are hereby DENIED.”


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Enrile, Revilla, 18 others face new PDAF cases By Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) | Updated September 2, 2015 - 2:44pm 1 130 googleplus0 0


Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile is currently out on bail while Sen. Bong Revilla is still detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Both senators have been charged with graft and plunder in connection to the pork barrel scam. AP/File

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr. and former Sen. Edgardo Angara and 17 other former and current lawmakers are facing malversation complaints in connection to the alleged misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF).

Lawyer Levito Baligod, the former counsel of several pork barrel scam whistleblowers, filed the complaint on Wednesday containing affidavits of four witnesses against the PDAF scam.

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The other respondents of the case are the following:

former House Speaker Prospero Nograles
former Catanduanes Rep. Joseph Santiago
former Bohol Rep. Roberto Cajes
former Aklan Rep. Florencio Miraflores
Iloilo Rep. Neil Tupas 
Yacap Partylist Rep. Carol Lopez
Laguna Rep. Edgar San Luis
Bulacan Rep. Arturo Robes
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Joel Villanueva
former Nueva Ecija Rep. Rodolfo Antonino
Albay Rep. Reno Lim
Negros Occidental Rep. Julio Ledesma IV
Laguna Rep. Evita Arago
Pangasinan Rep. Rachel Arenas
Oriental Mindoro Rep. Alfonso Umali
Albay Rep. Al Francis Bichara
Misamis Occidental Rep. Marina Clarete

According to the complaint, the National Agri-Business Corporation, which is under the Department of Agriculture, received P1.6 billion of PDAF.

About P500 million from the said fund went to the so-called non-government organizations (NGOs) of alleged pork barrel mastermind Janet Lim Napoles.

Meanwhile, the rest of the funds went to other NGOs with the similar modus operandi as that of Napoles.

The affidavits of the affiants revealed that the PDAF of 20 legislators amounting to P490,685,000 was misused.

RELATED: No more PDAF cases to be filed – De Lima


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