By: Elena Grace Flores
CoA-TAS or Technical Audit Specialist reported that the contract cost of Makati City Parking Building was considered reasonable based on CoA Resolution No. 91-52 dated September 17, 1991. However, the Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales asked COA not to release the said report until the May 9, 2016 election is over. Now that the political sabotage already worked against Outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay and incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is about to be inaugurated, the truth has come out on who the real thief is.
Former DILG Secretary and Liberal Party standard bearer Mar Roxas is now very much in troubele when the latest annual audit report of the CoA uncovered fund transfers during Roxas’ term amounting to 7.040 billion that are still unliquidated up to now. The total budget was the rovision for Potable Water program or Salintubig, Payapa at Masaganang Pamayana or Pamana, Bottom-Up Budgeting or BUB, Rehabilitation Assistance on Yolanda or RAY, and the Public Transport Assistance Program or PTAP.
The DILG’s failure to monitor the implementation of the projects is an indication that perhaps the projects were not done contrary to CoA Circular No. 94-013,” CoA noted. Aside from this huge outstanding amount, P17 million in cash advances also remains unliquidated, according to CoA. Roxas’ difficulty incoming up with actual receipts of these expenses concides with his failure to submit his SOCE on time which is illegal under the constitution. No wonder that he is one of the three things that President-elect Duterte detests most and will be dealt with accordingly as soon as he assumes office.