Senator Panfilo Lacson on Saturday urged the administration not to ignore “adverse” reports from the Commission on Audit (COA), after the agency raised questions over funds used by some government agencies lately.
“Any administration that says it is serious in fighting corruption must treat an adverse COA report as a good initial source of motive power to take positive action,” he said in a tweet.
“Ignoring the report is to pay lip service,” Lacson said.
Any administration that says it is serious in fighting corruption must treat an adverse COA report as a good initial source of motive power to take positive action. Ignoring the report is to pay lip service.
— PING LACSON (@iampinglacson) July 21, 2018
COA has recently recommended filing of charges against officials of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) over its alleged P38 million “deficient” disbursements for the 2017 Asean Summit held in the country.
It also flagged officials of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) for reportedly enjoying excessive perks worth P334.8 million in 2017. /muf
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