DAP: THE CONTROVERSIAL Disbursement Acceleration Program OF PRESIDENT NOY AQUINO

MORE ON DAP: JV EJERCITO SLAMMED SENATE FOR INACTION ON DAP

Sen. JV Ejercito is bewailing the fact that the bill he filed calling for an inquiry into the DAP is
gathering dust at the Senate. OPPOSITION lawmakers on Thursday questioned the Senate’s reluctance to investigate the use of funds released under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Senator Joseph Victor (JV) Ejercito bewailed the Senate leadership’s lack of interest to verify reports that millions of pesos released through DAP were used to bribe lawmakers and fund ghost projects. Last year, Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada claimed that several lawmakers who voted to impeach former Chief Justice Renato Corona received additional allocations from DAP, whose existence was little known. Ejercito said the bill he filed last year calling for an investigation is gathering dust at the Senate. “It’s a legitimate issue. How come it is not being acted upon? I filed the resolution last year,” he told reporters. Ejercito was referring to Senate Resolution 287, which he filed on October 14, 2013, calling on the Senate to scrutinize the use of DAP funds. The acceleration program was introduced by Malacañang supposedly to fast-track public spending and push economic growth. The DAP was approved by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on October 12, 2011, on the recommendation of the Development Budget Coordination Committee and the Cabinet Clusters.   read readers replies below report MANILA TIMES.

ALSO: De Lima points to special ops in pork scam cases

A grand scheme may be underway to spoil government’s prosecution of the pork barrel scam cases, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. De Lima, who heads the fact-finding investigation on the alleged misuse of the pork barrel funds by several lawmakers in cahoots with businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, said she was informed about efforts to destroy the credibility of their new witnesses – Ruby Tuason and outgoing Technology Resource Center (TRC) head Dennis Cunanan. De Lima said there are also efforts to try to muddle up the probe by instigating conflicts between her and lawyers of whistle-blowers led by Benhur Luy now under the coverage of Witness Protection Program. “There are special operations now. We’re being muddled up,” she said. De Lima cited reports that she said were obviously aimed at destroying the credibility of Tuason and Cunanan. “The worst demolition job is against Cunanan. But he’s ready. He braced himself for this, and he prepared himself psychologically,” she said. De Lima took exception to an ABS-CBN report showing alleged millions worth of properties of Cunanan. She believes the report pointing to Cunanan as the real owner of a P40-million house at a posh Quezon City subdivision and a luxury vehicle that were supposedly not declared in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth is “part of the demolition job against him.” The report said Cunanan owned the property even if it was registered to his brother.

By RAMON TULFO: Karma, good and bad

The government is making a VIP out of a suspected thief, Janet Lim Napoles. It spends so much on her stay at a police commando training camp when she should be confined in an ordinary jail. Because of Napoles, activities at the Camp Crame General Hospital virtually came to a standstill while her ovary was being examined. Normalcy returned only when Napoles had left. * * * All the money Napoles stole from the poor cannot be used to pay for special medical treatment in a private hospital because she’s in jail. Her only consolation is that she’s being guarded 24 hours a day by police commandos, which an ordinary citizen doesn’t enjoy. She can’t pay off any judge who will hear the cases to be filed in court against her even if she has billions of pesos stashed away somewhere, because the public is watching. All her friends have abandoned her, treating her like a woman with a highly infectious disease. That’s bad karma....more below

ALSO: Cunanan faces credibility test TRC chief told: Come clean on kickbacks

Given his knowledge of the pork barrel scam, Dennis Cunanan should expect his credibility to be
questioned, otherwise, he should be allowed to tell his story, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.
Cunanan, the latest provisional witness of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to accuse senators of funneling their pork barrel funds to dubious nongovernment organizations, is testifying before the Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday. But ahead of his testimony, the head of the government corporation Technology Resource Center (TRC), who is on leave, has gotten calls that he come clean on his possible kickbacks from the P10-billion scam, if not on his lifestyle. “The witness should be credible. I’m sure the preliminary questions for Mr. Cunanan would be focused on his credibility,” Pimentel said in an interview over radio station dzBB. To test Cunanan’s credibility, the veracity of his sworn statement—including his claim that he didn’t pocket kickbacks from the scam—could be checked against that of the lawmakers and records of public and private entities, Pimentel said. The senator said the earlier whistle-blowers, Benhur Luy and Ruby Tuason, were subjected to the same questioning. “But once cleared, let him tell his story. Let’s give him time. That’s the importance of the hearing on Thursday,” Pimentel said. Cunanan, 42, said at least P600 million in lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations was coursed through the TRC when he was its deputy head. The funds were funneled to the TRC by Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. from their PDAF allocations from 2007 to early 2009, he said.


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Senate slammed for inaction on DAP


Sen. JV Ejercito is bewailing the fact that the bill he filed calling for an inquiry into the DAP is gathering dust at the Senate

MANILA, MARCH 3, 2014
(MANILA TIMES) by Jefferson Antiporda Reporter - Sen. JV Ejercito is bewailing the fact that the bill he filed calling for an inquiry into the DAP is gathering dust at the Senate.

OPPOSITION lawmakers on Thursday questioned the Senate’s reluctance to investigate the use of funds released under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

Senator Joseph Victor (JV) Ejercito bewailed the Senate leadership’s lack of interest to verify reports that millions of pesos released through DAP were used to bribe lawmakers and fund ghost projects.

Last year, Sen. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada claimed that several lawmakers who voted to impeach former Chief Justice Renato Corona received additional allocations from DAP, whose existence was little known.

Ejercito said the bill he filed last year calling for an investigation is gathering dust at the Senate.

“It’s a legitimate issue. How come it is not being acted upon? I filed the resolution last year,” he told reporters.

Ejercito was referring to Senate Resolution 287, which he filed on October 14, 2013, calling on the Senate to scrutinize the use of DAP funds.

The acceleration program was introduced by Malacañang supposedly to fast-track public spending and push economic growth.

The DAP was approved by President Benigno Aquino 3rd on October 12, 2011, on the recommendation of the Development Budget Coordination Committee and the Cabinet Clusters.

Malacañang only admitted DAP’s existence after Estrada mentioned it in his privileged speech last September 25.

According to Estrada, senators who convicted Corona got P50 million more in discretionary fund.

At least 20 members of the Senate received additional allocations in 2012 ranging from P50 million to P100 million.

Senate President Franklin Drilon admitted receiving P100 million, which he said financed projects in his home province of Iloilo.

Ejercito cited allegations that funds from DAP were used to bribe senators and congressmen who helped ensure Corona’s impeachment.

But instead of referring it to the Blue Ribbon committee, the Senate leadership referred the bill to the committee on finance chaired by Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero.

The panel has not acted on the bill.

Ejercito said the fact that his request for a DAP inquiry has been pending for more than four months proves the administration is being selective and will focus only on cases where the members of the opposition are being implicated.

He said the controversy involves allies of the President such as Budget Secretary Florencio Abad.

At the House of Representatives, Rep. Toby Tiangco, secretary general of the United Nationalist Alliance, said he has no plans to file a bill similar to Ejercito’s because it will only be blocked by the House leadership.

“I’m worried that they will not take jurisdiction on it because they will say that it is already in the court,” Tiangco said.

He said it would be better if the Budget department or the office of the Speaker make public the list of lawmakers who received DAP, for the sake of transparency and accountability.

Tiangco pointed out that if Abad believes that there is nothing wrong with DAP, he should disclose to the public names of lawmakers who benefited from the program.

“Are they hiding something about DAP? We just want to know how Malacanang and its allies used it. The people have the right to know,” he added.

The Senate Blue Ribbon committee will resume its inquiry into the pork barrel scam on March 6 and has invited former Technology Resource Center general manager Dennis Cunanan to testify.

Escudero, in a text message to The Manila Times, assured that all bills and resolutions referred to the committee on finance would be heard in March.

Congress will go on a break starting March 15, which means the finance panel only has two weeks to act on all the measures referred to it.

6 Responses to Senate slammed for inaction on DAP
ed says:
February 28, 2014 at 8:00 am
ganyan., at dapat magkaroon ng senate hearing para dyan. At tama na muna yang kaso sa PDAF e forward na yan sa Sandigan bayan total kompleto naman kaya ang mga testigo against Jinggoy and company. So DAP na naman. ( Nginig ang malacanang nyan).

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Noel says:
February 28, 2014 at 6:38 am
Let DOJ De Lima go after those who received bribes from Malacanang in that Corona impeachment. If not she should also be slammed for not saying “Slam Dunk” to those senators.

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apo3kr says:
February 28, 2014 at 6:28 am
‘” POLITICIANS ARE TOUGH NEEDLES TO THREAD. WHAT THEY DESIRES ARE MORE AND MORE WEALTH. THEY ARE NEVER SATISFIED WITH WHAT WHEALTH THEY HAVE. THEY ARE THE GREATEST KNOWN LIARS AND MOST GREEDIEST MEN ON EARTH “. THIS IS TRUE NOT ONLY IN US WHO WROTE THE ABOVE BUT MORE SO IN THE PHILIPPINES.
DO YOU THINK SEN. ESTRADA WILL EXPOSE THE P50M DAP AS A REWARD ( SUHOL ) FOR THOSE WHO IMPEACHED CJ CORONA IF HE WAS NOT IMPLICATED IN THE PDAF SCAM AS ESTRADA WAS ONE OF THE SENATORS WHO CASTIGATED DEAN ROY WHEN HE EXPOSED THIS BRIBE DURING THE IMPEACHMENT?
WILL WE BELIEVE SEN. ESCUDERO WILL INVESTIGATE THE DAP REWARDS WHEN HE HIMSELF RECEIVED EVEN MORE DAP ( SUHOL ) REWARDS THAN SEN. ESTRADA AS REPORTED?
I WILL NEVER BELIEVE OUR PRESENT POLITICIANS SPECIALLY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, SENATONGS AND TONGRESSMEN.

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David says:
February 28, 2014 at 5:01 am
Obviously Abnoy, Abad and yellow cabal are all hiding their corruption. It will take loud, unrelenting demands to reveal the truth. This has not happened, so as far as the corrupt KKK’s, lusot na sila.

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Vik says:
February 28, 2014 at 1:49 am
A very clear manifestation of the WEATHER – WHETHER syndrome, the reign of Impunity casting its mesmerizing spell-binding action on whether these Aquino Admin lackeys and hacks will act upon their own kind involved in this magical DAP of thing, that of course will depend upon the weather – a weather condition that will probably lasts till June 30, 2016 – then when these corruptors-collaborators in cahoots leave office, scampering for their own safety net, otherwise the wheels of wheelchairs will be on hand as their refuge, neck collars slung on their necks as props to escape judicial prosecution…

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Signs on the wall says:
February 28, 2014 at 1:03 am
I believe that FRANKLIN DRILON should be the center of investigation on DAP. He admitted that he received additional P100M for convicting Corona. I believe he is covering up his ass and the ass of PNoy. Former Sen. Panfilo Lacson had spoken in an TV intevriew that he was always being cut or interpellated with other ‘subjects’ by Drilon when the former kept on questioning the legality of giving out Pork. Or the session is always ‘adjourned’ whenever he (Lacson) bugs again the senate with questions on the legality of Pork. These crooks (as in crocodiles) should be made accountable to the people. Public office is a public trust.

FROM PHILSTAR

De Lima points to special ops in pork scam cases By Edu Punay (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 3, 2014 - 12:00am 0 1 googleplus0 0

MANILA, Philippines - A grand scheme may be underway to spoil government’s prosecution of the pork barrel scam cases, according to Justice Secretary Leila de Lima.

De Lima, who heads the fact-finding investigation on the alleged misuse of the pork barrel funds by several lawmakers in cahoots with businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, said she was informed about efforts to destroy the credibility of their new witnesses – Ruby Tuason and outgoing Technology Resource Center (TRC) head Dennis Cunanan.

De Lima said there are also efforts to try to muddle up the probe by instigating conflicts between her and lawyers of whistle-blowers led by Benhur Luy now under the coverage of Witness Protection Program.

“There are special operations now. We’re being muddled up,” she said.

De Lima cited reports that she said were obviously aimed at destroying the credibility of Tuason and Cunanan.

“The worst demolition job is against Cunanan. But he’s ready. He braced himself for this, and he prepared himself psychologically,” she said.

De Lima took exception to an ABS-CBN report showing alleged millions worth of properties of Cunanan.

She believes the report pointing to Cunanan as the real owner of a P40-million house at a posh Quezon City subdivision and a luxury vehicle that were supposedly not declared in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth is “part of the demolition job against him.”

The report said Cunanan owned the property even if it was registered to his brother.

Apart from attacks on the witnesses, De Lima bared there are also efforts to destroy her relationship with lawyers of whistle-blowers, particularly Levito Baligod and Stephen Cascolan.

De Lima cited a report about two new witnesses who supposedly surfaced and were presented to the Office of the Ombudsman by Baligod.

The report quoted the lawyer as saying he brought the witnesses straight to the Ombudsman’s office and not to the DOJ to avoid too much noise and the possibility of prematurely revealing their identities.

De Lima found the report offensive: “If that is true, why would he say such things? I don’t think that’s a fair comment.”

She added that if there were indeed new witnesses, Baligod should have cleared it with her.

This is why she stated she would clarify the matter with Baligod.

De Lima recalled an earlier report attributed to Cascolan, who supposedly opposed Cunanan’s WPP coverage.

“I checked it with him (Cascolan) and he said the report was out of context. I think that was also part of special ops,” she said.

Discrediting the witness

Cunanan, who has been placed under provisional coverage of WPP pending approval of the ombudsman’s office on his bid to become state witness, was earlier questioned for not admitting pocketing kickbacks in the scam.

De Lima, however, explained Cunanan does not need to make such admission to be able to qualify for WPP coverage simply since it is not among the requirements under the law.

“When Benhur Luy first surfaced, there were also efforts to discredit him – that he pointed to (Janet Lim) Napoles when he was the one behind the dealings himself. A similar thing happened with Ruby Tuason,” she recalled.

Cunanan earlier insisted he did not pocket kickbacks from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam allegedly masterminded by Napoles. He vowed to submit himself to a lifestyle check as proposed by Sen. Grace Poe.

In his 36-page sworn statement, Cunanan corroborated the testimonies of the whistle-blowers implicating Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in the PDAF scam.

He said Revilla and Estrada personally endorsed and lobbied for the bogus non-government organizations (NGO) of Napoles tagged in the pork barrel scam.

He claimed he even talked to the two lawmakers over the phone in some instances when Luy, representing Napoles, was dealing with their office.

As to the alleged involvement of Enrile, Cunanan said the transactions were made through the senator’s former chief-of-staff Gigi Reyes. But there was no instance when he personally communicated with Enrile.

All three senators have vehemently denied the charges linking them to the pork barrel scam.

Revilla, for his part, has filed a motion for voluntary inhibition against the special panel of investigators of the ombudsman, saying they showed bias in connection with the plunder complaint filed against him in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Joel Bodegon, Revilla’s counsel, said the special team of investigators of the ombudsman lost the “cold impartiality of an impartial judge” when they dismissed outright the counter-charges.

The motion for inhibition was filed as Revilla decried anew the apparent hand of Malacañang and presidential allies in ensuring he, along with the other opposition senators, will be pinned down on the scam.

No politics involved

Malacañang said the DOJ has been tasked to find out whether political allies of President Aquino can be charged with either graft or plunder in connection with the pork barrel fund scam.

“Studying these cases is not under the jurisdiction of Malacañang – that is the job of the DOJ. From the very start, the President’s statement is very clear – we will go where the evidence goes,” Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office said.

Coloma issued the statement in the wake of statements by Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco, spokesman of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), that only opposition lawmakers have been charged in the scandal.

Coloma stressed it is the DOJ’s mandate to scrutinize relevant information and evidence on the matter.

“They (DOJ) have already filed complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman and perhaps it’s best for us to let the wheels of justice take its natural course,” Coloma said.

The findings of the Commission on Audit (COA) actually formed part of what the DOJ is investigating, he said.

Coloma also clarified that not all who have been subjected to audit findings need to be charged. – With Delon Porcalla, Christina Mendez, Cecille Suerte Felipe

FROM THE INQUIRER

PORK SCAM: Karma, good and bad By Ramon Tulfo Philippine Daily Inquirer 1:02 am | Thursday, February 27th, 2014


By Ramon Tulfo


Good OLE DAYS: Senate President Franklin Drilon with wife Mila (in yellow) and couple Jaime and Janet ([both] in red) Napoles." Caption and image source: Rappler

The government is making a VIP out of a suspected thief, Janet Lim Napoles.

It spends so much on her stay at a police commando training camp when she should be confined in an ordinary jail.

Because of Napoles, activities at the Camp Crame General Hospital virtually came to a standstill while her ovary was being examined.

Normalcy returned only when Napoles had left.

* * *

All the money Napoles stole from the poor cannot be used to pay for special medical treatment in a private hospital because she’s in jail.

Her only consolation is that she’s being guarded 24 hours a day by police commandos, which an ordinary citizen doesn’t enjoy.

She can’t pay off any judge who will hear the cases to be filed in court against her even if she has billions of pesos stashed away somewhere, because the public is watching.

All her friends have abandoned her, treating her like a woman with a highly infectious disease.

That’s bad karma.

* * *

When Mike Arroyo was in power because his wife Gloria was the President, he was harsh toward his critics, especially journalists who wrote unfavorable stories about him.

He filed cases left and right against journalists, and had no qualms filing trumped-up charges against some of them.

Mike Arroyo used the resources and power of the government to go against his journalist-critics, which President Marcos and Imelda did at the height of their power.

Today, the former First Gentleman is a beaten man: He faces several criminal cases and can’t leave the country without permission from the courts.

Karmic justice has come upon Mike.

Mike’s wife Gloria is also serving out the law of cause and effect or karma.

She never prevented her husband from abusing his power because she was party to his shenanigans.

* * *

One of the big companies actively—but secretly—helping the victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” is San Miguel Corp. (SMC).

I learned about this from a government official who is involved in rehabilitating Tacloban City and other towns in Leyte and Samar provinces devastated by Yolanda.

The official didn’t want to be quoted.

This official said SMC’s Ramon Ang had pledged to build 5,000 houses in different places in Leyte and Samar, costing P200,000 each.

That’s a total of P1 billion.

Ang also pledged to build 200 school buildings.

Ang visited Tacloban City recently on his private jet but went incognito, the official said.

Last December, Ang told this columnist he would deploy SMC’s heavy equipment to Samar and Leyte to help in the rehabilitation effort, which he did without fanfare.

Now, do you still wonder why SMC under Ramon Ang is becoming bigger and bigger?

Cunanan faces credibility test TRC chief told: Come clean on kickbacks By TJ A. Burgonio Philippine Daily Inquirer 2:23 am | Monday, March 3rd, 2014


Technology Resource Center Director General Dennis Cunanan PHOTO FROM www.dost.gov.ph

MANILA, Philippines—Given his knowledge of the pork barrel scam, Dennis Cunanan should expect his credibility to be questioned, otherwise, he should be allowed to tell his story, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III said on Sunday.

Cunanan, the latest provisional witness of the Department of Justice (DOJ) to accuse senators of funneling their pork barrel funds to dubious nongovernment organizations, is testifying before the Senate blue ribbon committee on Thursday.

But ahead of his testimony, the head of the government corporation Technology Resource Center (TRC), who is on leave, has gotten calls that he come clean on his possible kickbacks from the P10-billion scam, if not on his lifestyle.

“The witness should be credible. I’m sure the preliminary questions for Mr. Cunanan would be focused on his credibility,” Pimentel said in an interview over radio station dzBB.

To test Cunanan’s credibility, the veracity of his sworn statement—including his claim that he didn’t pocket kickbacks from the scam—could be checked against that of the lawmakers and records of public and private entities, Pimentel said.

The senator said the earlier whistle-blowers, Benhur Luy and Ruby Tuason, were subjected to the same questioning.

“But once cleared, let him tell his story. Let’s give him time. That’s the importance of the hearing on Thursday,” Pimentel said.

Cunanan, 42, said at least P600 million in lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations was coursed through the TRC when he was its deputy head.

The funds were funneled to the TRC by Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. from their PDAF allocations from 2007 to early 2009, he said.

The TRC was used as an implementing agency for PDAF-funded ghost projects proposed by dummy organizations set up by Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the pork barrel scam.

The senators have denied wrongdoing.

Lifestyle checks

Cunanan said he had personally talked with Estrada, Revilla and Enrile’s chief of staff, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes, to verify the authorization for the use of their PDAF allocations.

While he didn’t know how much kickbacks they got, Cunanan said the lawmakers exerted pressure on him to release their PDAF funds to preselected organizations.

And contrary to the claims of Revilla and others, Cunanan said their signatures on their letters of endorsement submitted to the TRC were genuine.

At the time, the TRC was headed by Antonio Ortiz. Both Ortiz and Cunanan are respondents in the plunder complaints filed by the National Bureau of Investigation in the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the scam.

In response to calls for a lifestyle check on him, Cunanan authorized his lawyer to disclose his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth.

“If there’s no other witness, whistle-blower or storyteller with a better story, it’s time to stop the hearing on the alleged PDAF scam so that the blue ribbon committee could write a report or make a recommendation,” Pimentel said.

And given its many witnesses, it is time the DOJ make a pronouncement that it is “confident about its evidence,” the senator said. “So far, there’s no such categorical statement from the DOJ. Haven’t they built up a strong case?”

Proposed daily trial

Pimentel deferred to the Sandiganbayan to decide whether to hold a daily trial on the case should the Ombudsman file plunder charges against the three senators, Napoles and 34 others implicated in the racket.

“The Sandiganbayan is already a special court. Let’s leave the Sandiganbayan alone; otherwise it would just confuse the system. If we go ahead with that, it’s as if we’re saying we don’t trust the Sandiganbayan,” he said. “It’s a special court mentioned in the Constitution specifically for cases like this.”

Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Grace Poe agreed that Cunanan would face more scrutiny.

“I believe everyone would be more scrutinizing of the incoming witnesses after Ruby Tuason’s testimony,” Trillanes said in a text message, referring to the former Malacañang social secretary who said last month she delivered kickbacks to Estrada personally and to Enrile’s top aide.

Poe said it was the role of any senator “to listen to all resource persons’ sworn statements and check for possible inconsistencies to be able to objectively decide on the validity of their assertions.”

De Venecia connection

On Sunday, Karina Constantino-David, a former chair of the Civil Service Commission, said Cunanan’s appointment as executive director of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) under the Arroyo administration after the May 2004 election raised a ruckus because he allegedly passed himself off as a graduate of the University of the Philippines.

“I received a complaint from the agency’s top officials and union about how a college undergraduate was able to get appointed as a top official of the CHEd,” David said in a phone interview.

“We investigated and true enough, he did not graduate from college, a basic requirement for almost all government posts. He was told to leave,” she added.

Cunanan, who hails from Magalang town, Pampanga province, was not out of a job for long. In December 2004, Cunanan was appointed by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as deputy director general of the TRC.

In both the CHEd and the TRC, David said, Cunanan was endorsed by former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, for whom Cunanan worked as House executive assistant between 2001 and 2003.

Cunanan’s lawyer, Odessa Bernabe, denied her client misrepresented himself but admitted he did not have a college degree when he was appointed to the CHEd and that he resigned after this was pointed out to him.

“He was not kicked out. He was even thankful then because he found out his educational status and started attending to it accordingly,” Bernabe said.

Cunanan received a diploma from Lacson College in 2005, she said.—With reports from Gil C. Cabacungan and Nancy C. Carvajal


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