Revilla decries as ‘false’ DBM report on his pork


MANILA, Philippines—Senator Ramon Bong Revilla, Jr. on Wednesday described as “false” a report by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) that supposedly implied he padded his priority development assistance funds (PDAF) by P110 million.

Sen. Ramon "Bong" Revilla, Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Revilla said the DBM report uploaded on its website on January 3  showed that his office was appropriated P210 million pesos in PDAF, also known as pork barrel, and that he supposedly spent P115 million for 529 Multicabs to be used as patrol vehicles in Cavite.

“The report is false. There was no acquisition of 529 Multicabs for Cavite,” said Revilla in a statement on Tuesday.

Contrary to the website’s data, Revilla said, only 23 Multicabs were acquired through his PDAF which amounted only to P5 million and not P115 million.

“The report reflected that entry 23 times. Kaya iyon P5 million, naging P115 million (So the P5 million has become P115 million),” he pointed out.

“The DBM must clear this. It’s not right that it appears my PDAF was grossly disproportional to those of my colleagues.  They should also correct it because the report implied that my PDAF was padded by P110 million,” said the senator.

“They should be careful with releasing facts. Inaccuracy on sensitive information can damage people,” he added.

Revilla said most of his PDAF went to medical assistance throughout the country and not to the acquisition of patrol vehicle. Other expenditures, he said, went to the improvement of vital infrastructures in the country.

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  • redkinoko

    I never really understood why a development fund is used as a cash reserve for people who approach the Senator’s office for medical financial aid.

    • Guest

      Its for the development of the special effects…

  • Guest

    Over priced pa rin… dati nga eh 3 for PhP100,000.00 lang ang multicab eh… PhP217,390.00/per multicab eh over priced, considering na second hand lang naman lahat yun (kahit saang lugar nagkalat ang show room ng mga second hand multicab, price range is from PhP50,000.00 to PhP140,000.00 only…

  • Guest

    dahil siguro yung mga multicab eh may special effects? mala-hollywood?

  • angimonanay

    money kills

  • zoiloperez

    Another demolition scam by peNoy abNOY and his scumbags to discredit a Senator Judge in the impeachment trial of CJ Corona.

    This dictator peNOY abNOY is resorting to character assassination, now the judges of the impeachment court.


    • thiefjustice


    • INQ_reader

      Ha? COA ang naglabas ng report, hindi sina PNoy.

  • Jonald

    kelan ba naging hindi palpak sa pagbibigay na datos ang mga gabinete ni Pnoy? lagi nalang

  • SadPinoy

    The PDAF is the main reason why Congress won’t enact the FOI or Sunshine Law.

  • WAJ

    Senator must report all his expenses from his Pork Barrel. It is like a Petty Cash Fund. If you are going to manage 100 Pesos per month, all your expenses must equals the amount, and if you have left over, that money must go back to the kitty. Very simple explanation, is it not? Don’t wait for DBM to provide you what they have. You are responsible for your Pork Barrel, so actually it is your duty to provide them your expenditures.  

  • Vincente

    we must practice what we preached. explain hwow much PDF you got and where yoy spent in particular. saying spent for medical for all community is so broad and difficult to audit antil it will reahed to what erap use to say. sa kangkungan na. kay pag sinabi na dedical sa PGH ba? sa mga regional hospital or health center? laking pera non ha? binagay mo ba don sa sendong? sabihin para malaman. kung sa tama na punta or sa pilikula lang.

  • Vincente

    name the projects where you used your pork barrel senator. paging lolit solis to defend nenator panday. this is not a demolition as what other says to defend the senator. if they put GMA on jail and CJ on trial why not the senators too that uses our hard earned taxes.

  • Mark

    Sigurado nang acquit si Corona kay panday.

    Palpak talaga kayong taga DBM.

    Palibahasa, panot din si abad kagaya ni noy.

    Incompetent student council!

    ABnoy, resign now!

  • seekleer

    OOOPPPS!!!! nabisto lang si Senador kaya pumipiyak!!!! O cge, pakibalik na lang po iyong kunwari’y “padded” na pera ng bayan…at hindi na kayo makakasohan…

  • Francisco

    Oh Abad PINAGPALA ANG INYONG FAMILYA  sa panahon ni Pinoy paki ayos ng mga trabaho niyo diyan sa DBM.

  • benthor2


  • big dawg

    bakit hindi isabatas ang pag publicize ng appropriation ng Pork ng mga congressmen at senators. sa tingin ko mabilis uunlad ang pilipinas kc maiiwasan na ang corruption dahil ang taong bayan ang mismong auditor

  • dante841

    paki ayos naman ung trabaho jan s DBM … wak muna magsalita ng mali ah.. gagawa ka naman ng maling impormasyon sa ating bansa…

  • indiosbravos2002

    This how the good senator’s family can afford to provide 300k a month subsidy to the old revillas extended family. Kasama sa pork barrel.

  • jsscaromero07

    DBM be careful sa pagrelease ng mga informative facts. Alam naman natin na konting mali lang lumalaki ang issues agad dahil sa dami ng taong madali at mabilis manghusga. 

  • Melmina

    wala namang tamang info inilabas mga bataan ni pnoy ehh…kaya plaging napapaso…aray

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