Lacson to admin: Don’t ignore ‘adverse’ COA reports

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.

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.

READ: COA: Charge PCOO execs over P38-M ‘deficient’ Asean 2017 expenses

It also flagged officials of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) for reportedly enjoying excessive perks worth P334.8 million in 2017. /muf

READ: COA questions P334M in Pagcor perks

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