NGO with P195-M pork can’t even pay P9,000 rent



The mysterious nongoverment organization (NGO) that was the alleged recipient of millions of pesos in pork barrel funds apparently cannot even afford to pay the monthly rental on its tiny office space in Quezon City.

The Pangkabuhayan Foundation Inc.’s (PFI) 15-square-meter office on the mezzanine floor of D&E Building at the corner of Roces and Quezon Avenues has been padlocked since January for nonpayment of the P9,000 monthly rental, the administrator of the property said.

“We padlocked their office because they were not able to comply with the lease contract,” said Benjie Garcia, administrator of D&E Realty Dev’t Corp.

He said PFI first entered into a one-year contract with D&E in the “latter part of 2011,” which it renewed in 2012.

“They said they were an NGO that was assisting farmers in the provinces. They would often entertain visitors but usually only one staffer or messenger was manning the office,” Garcia said.

“Whenever we would follow up on the rent, they would say they are just a foundation and they don’t have a regular source of funds except donors,” he said.

“Toward the latter part of 2012, they were no longer able to settle their obligations and they stopped showing up at the office altogether,” Garcia said.

10 months unpaid rent

The NGO still owes its landlord some P100,000 for 10 months of unpaid rent, plus interest computed at 2 percent a month.

The PFI has become the center of a burgeoning scandal when it emerged that the little-known NGO was the recipient of some P195 million in pork barrel funds, or the priority development assistance fund (PDAF), from three incumbent senators and a former congressman.

Sources of funds

The Commission on Audit (COA) report identified Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. and former Buhay Rep. Rene Velarde as the sources of the P206 million in pork barrel funds earmarked for the Department of Agriculture that was released in several tranches in 2009 and 2010.

Of the amount, P201 million was turned over by the agriculture department to  ZNAC Rubber Estate Corp., a government-owned and -controlled corporation, which in turn transferred P194.97 million to PFI.

Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap, who was agriculture secretary when the funds were supposedly funneled to PFI, said he was not familiar with the name of the foundation.

But he pointed out that it was the practice of  senators and congressmen, during his time and up to now, to endorse to the agriculture department the entities, whether cooperatives or NGOs, whose projects are to be funded by their pork barrel.

“But the recipient cooperatives must account for their usage and liquidate the funds,” Yap said.

“In this case, the concerned NGO must be called to account for the funds they received,” he said.


The PDAF, a known source of kickbacks for lawmakers, funds pet projects of members of Congress. A senator is entitled to P200 million in PDAF every year while a congressional representative receives P70 million.

Senatorial candidates of the administration’s Team PNoy on Friday expressed support for Enrile’s call for the COA to release in full its audit report on the lawmakers’ use of pork barrel funds to dispel any suspicion of selective disclosure meant to target opposition figures.

“I think it would be good. It should be impartial, complete, transparent,” said former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay Jr., who chaired the Senate committee on agriculture that investigated then Agriculture Undersecretary Jocelyn Bolante and other Arroyo administration officials for the multimillion-peso alleged fertilizer fund scam.

“Anything that has to do with public funds must be made wide open,” Magsaysay told reporters after a campaign rally in Candaba, Pampanga, on Friday.

However, outgoing Sen. Panfilo Lacson, an ally of President Benigno Aquino III, said calling for the release of the full COA report might be superfluous as “all COA reports can be seen on their website,”

Doubtful Senate probe

The administration camp also cast doubt on a Senate inquiry into the lawmakers’ use of pork barrel funds.

Team PNoy campaign manager Sen. Franklin Drilon said the probe could be portrayed as a witch-hunt by the rival United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), as an inquiry can  be conducted only during the congressional recess by the blue ribbon committee, which is chaired by Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, a member of the ruling Liberal Party.

“Only the blue ribbon is authorized to conduct an investigation on its own without a resolution or a bill being filed,” Drilon said.

Reelectionist Sen. Francis Escudero, the chair of the Senate committee on justice and human rights, said an investigation by another body would be better since a Senate inquiry could be viewed as an “investigate yourself situation.”

“It might be better if it is looked into by another or more independent body so that if the Senate and the senators are cleared, it will be more credible,” he said.

Lacson said it might be best that the Office of the Ombudsman conducts a fact-finding investigation and expands its coverage to include all possible anomalies in the use of the PDAF of all members of both houses of Congress, including officials in charge of the implementation of the projects being funded by lawmakers’ pork barrel.

Quiet operations

Asked for a copy of PFI’s lease contract with D&E and the name of the person representing the NGO, Garcia declined, saying he felt his company should still protect its former tenant. But he clarified that D&E’s relationship with PFI was limited to that of lessor and lessee.

Since the tenant had installed its own locks, he said the management had not attempted to enter the premises. And it had padlocked the door to prevent anyone from entering.

Garcia, however, said D&E was willing to open the office to any government investigative body looking for evidence “for as long as it is legal.”

Until the PFI staff stopped going to the office, PFI had operated quietly, usually with only one staff member entertaining any visitors who came calling, said D&E accountant Vicky Monserrat.

“We didn’t really pry into their affairs but we didn’t find anything suspicious in their operations,” she said.

Monserrat said a staff member even gave her brochures and pamphlets detailing the NGO’s activities in providing livelihood to farmers. “I even helped them distribute some of the brochures,” she said.

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  • Pedro_Gil

    A third party investigation would be necessary. Tama si Escudero. Mukhang siya lang ang may utak ah. Pag napatunayang nagkasala, putulin ang dalawang braso. Tutal kaya ng mga magnanakaw na ito ipaayos ang putol na mga kamay at braso sa dami ng mga ninanakaw simula noong sila umupo sa posisyon. Iboto natin ang dapat iboto huwag ang mapagkunwari yun pala magnanakaw. Tanggalin na ang PDAF na source of corruption. Ang tanong paano malalaman na nangungurakot ang isang politiko- pag ang mga gamit,sapatos, damit, jewellery sasakyan ay hindi kapantay ng kanyang sweldo. Pag tinanggal ang PDAF, siguradong wala ng magkakaroon ng planong maging politiko dahil wala nang mananakaw.

    • Juanito Garcia

       sana nga po tanggalin na ni Pnoy ang pork barrel. ito po ang pinakamagaling na paraan para sa matuwid na daan. mr. president, it’s time to listen sa mga boss mo!

    • Martina

       PDAF should be measurably distributed and properly accounted. Huwag na lang yan idaan sa mga senators/congressman, an appropriate government body (eg. DepEd) can be tasked to handle it, para mabawas-bawasan (ideally, maiwasan) ang kickbacks. Para hindi din masyadong mahirapan ang imbistigasyon kung may anomaly. Dapat isang ahensya lang ang mamamahala, at dapat fully accounted. Mas maigi sana kung pinapapagawa na lang nila yan ng mga CRs sa public schools or additional classrooms, yung talagang makikita mo ba at wala kang maitatanong kung saan na ang naibayad mong taxes. So, a genuine reform is needed. Ibagsak ang mga kurakot by not voting for them!

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        PDAF should be abolished. It has no constitutional nor legal basis at all. Legislators make laws and have no business dipping their hands into the job of the Excutive!

  • catmanjohn

    UNA is a comical farce beyond imagination. Can’t make this stuff up… only in Philippine politics would they tolerate such buffoonery.

  • koolkid_inthehouse

    Sa ibang bansa, siguradong nagpakamatay na sa sobrang hiya.  Sa Pinas, sila ang papatay para tumahimik na ang kumanta.

    Dito pakapalan lang ng mukha at walang pakialam sa ikakahiya ng buong pamilya.  Deadma lang basta kawatan.

  • AllinLawisFair

    So Senators Enrile, Estrada ad Revilla, and Rep. Velarde, where did the millions go?

    • RAMONS

       saan pa di sa bulsa !

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Kay Maam Gigi, sa mga kabit at sa bisyo!

  • catmanjohn

    Revilla must be ousted, asap. Cavite is where the Chinese shabu drug dealers have been allowed to set up operation, and market their poison to destroy the Nation internally. It would be no surprise to find politicians like Revilla in cahoots with these scum rats just for the profits. The PNP and the NBI must know this as well, if not, they are clueless and hopeless. Bring back the death penalty, and use it on the Chinese, just as they do to others, for this is warfare of a most dangerous and subtle kind.

  • suburbanmother

    This is getting to be more interesting. Politics aside, i wonder if someone’s secretly siphoning off the money and using PFI’s name as a front without them knowing it. Calling all the fearless investigative journalists, please join in on the search for the truth! But of course, with that much money they could silence the nosy forever or pay them off with part of the loot and then this news would just die down all of a sudden. Pretty soon people will just forget about it.

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      PFI knows it, they are part of the scam. 1 week and its purported head, Ms. Petronilla Balmaceda or any of its staff and officers do not even speak up to clear their names?

  • Dy Pailad

    Nip corruption in the bud do not vote UNA’s babies Nancy, JV and Jack.

  • doncleo

    Ang alam ko bago i-endorse o release-an ng pondo ang mga NGO ay dumadaan muna ito sa accreditation at kasama dito ang pagsubmit ng mga requirements gaya ng registration sa SEC, company profile,track record at business history..bakit nakakuha ito ng malaking pondo sa magagaling na senador natin?  Maliwanag na ginamit lang itong PFI para ilabas ang pera ni Juan dela Cruz at nakawin nitong mga hayup na senador?

  • Guest

    So it’s Arthur Yap vs Enrile-Estrada. Hope we can see this to the end.

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      More likey Arthur Yap, Estrada,Enrile, El Shaddai and Bong Revilla all together in a scam.

  • dan4321

    SIMPLE SOLUTION- ABOLISH the PDAF/Pork Barrel. If the Senators and Representatives are really ture to their words of PUBLIC SERVICE- DONATE THEIR RESOURCES.Sacrifice their Personal Wealth and Talents/Skills/Knowledge for the ADVANCEMENT of the COUNTRY. I bet only One or Two will remain.

  • Ramon San Ramon

    Ang nangyayari nga sa bayan natin ay ganito, ang pagkakaiba nang mga pusakal na magnanakaw sa mga pusakal na pulitiko sa Pilipinas ay ganito, ang mga pusakal na magnanakay ay nagnanakaw muna bago tumakbo samantalang ang mga pusakal na pulitiko ay tumatakbo muna bago magnakaw sa kaban pa nang bayan natin.

    Kaya NO TO UNA, NO, NO, NO TO UNA, NO!!!!!!!

  • kurakut


  • quirinomayer

    Perhaps it’s alright for Bong Revilla to entrust the usage of millions in people’s money to an obviously fly by night NGO because his IQ is very low and does not know any better. But the Harvard-educated Enrile and UP-educated Estrada have no excuse whatsoever.  The intent of dealing with a dubious and unknown NGO to implement their pork barrel was obviously to line their pockets at the expense of the people.


  • Dy Pailad

    What is the difference between this case and Grace Padaca’s case? In Padaca’s case it was a legit NGO and farmers clearly benefited from the grant. In that case Sandigan investigates. In Jinggoy’s and Enrile’s case, apart from their NGO is bogus, they themselves will investigate.

    • Martina

       Funny indeed! I will investigate my own criminal act?

      • mingming2012

        hihihihihihi…sige nga MARTINA maibestigahan na nga rin ang sarili ko. Ako ang imbestigador, ako ang forensic ako ang lawyer pati na rin judge ako na rin yon! hay buhay ng sobrang matatalino…..pati dulo ng daliri may utak na!

  • jeepneydr

    its funny how much money being allocated to a program and the senadors are not following on how their  pdf is being used. If  i send someone to buy me a cup of coffee and provided the money i like to know how much was paid for the coffee and how much is the change.

  • wawa2172

    Hmm..can Santiago politically motivate the official of ZREC and PFI to stand as state witnesses against the four lawmakers: Enrile, Jinggoy, Bong and Velarde. Baka wala ring mangyari sa senate hearing at sayang lang ang pera ang taong bayan. How about the DOJ filing the charges against the four based on the COA report on the bogus NGO. I would also suggest that COA reveal all senators and congressman anomalous PDAF spending para di na namin sila iboto. I guess the installment revelation by COA is aim in aid of election. They exposed Binay first, then Enrile, then si Jinggoy the son of Erap and all are from UNA. How about Dinky of the DSWD, the 4Ps dole out queen during The Pandak and now The Panot admin. She is part of the main machinery of LP in terms of vote buying in favor of LP through the 4Ps and relief distributions. Pumalpak lang siya sa Davao City sa relief distribution, waiting for the government candidates to do a campaign in the city kaya nagutom at nagwala ang biktima nang Typhoon Pablo at Crising.

  • Beng Atibo

    Headline: Philippines, a country of investigations and probes, but nothing happens, after all is forgotten and nobody is charged and convicted!!!

  • Jose

    You know what?  I think the Senators were fully aware that their pork was going to a fake organization, but even IF they weren’t, they should still face punishment.

    I’m sorry, but if I’m doling out millions of pesos in public funds, I make SURE that the money is going to good use.  In any company on the planet, unless you’re the owner, if you lose millions of pesos in an investment in a fake company, you get fired.  These senators need to be held accountable, as frankly I do NOT people who are dumb enough to do things like this handling my taxes.

    And that’s assuming they’re NOT corrupt.

    • mingming2012

      Alam ng mga Senators na iyan na FAKE ang foundation  Mang Jose kaya nga nila ginamit para kunwari dun napunta ang pera (iyon ang ililista nila sa kanilang audit) pero ang totoo sabwatan iyan. Ang pera sa kanila din babalik para magamit naman nila sa pansarili. Yun namang nagpagamit na mga tao na kunwari e foundation sila syempre nagkaroon din yun para wala ng kantahan. O ngayon, tapos na ang trabaho nila kaya DISAPPEAR na sila. Goodbye foundation, goodbye millions of pesos ng taong bayan!

      • Jose

        Naniniwala nga rin ako na alam nila, pero nagkukunwari silang di nila alam.

        Sinasabi ko na kahit na di nila alam, dapat i-prosecute pa rin sila.

  • mabyrik

    It appears, what I said yesterday is correct. Create a NGO under a fictitious name or use a legal NGO without its knowledge, connive with a corrupt government agency, identify a fictitious project from that corrupt government using that NGO, pour hundred of millions, then Kuwarta na in millions, without sweat, without hassle.

    And when a scandal breaks out, tell media this line of gasgas na reasoning, ” My job is to identify the project ONLY and pour government money into that project ONLY. After that, wala na akong pakialam, ke manakaw ang perang inilagay ko o hindi, wala na akong pakialam. Ganyan Dito sa Senado, dahil kung hindi ganyan mabubuko kami. Oh, may reklamo?. Then, sue me.” 

    This is the line of reasoning these corrupt senators have been using. The same reasoning the son of a convicted plunderer has used in wiggling himself out of trouble.

    Based on the above news report, it appears that the money did not even reach that NGO. It’s name was used without its knowledge.

    What then happened to that P195M? Where did it go? Saan pa? 

    Di sa bulsa nina Jinggoy, Enrile, Revilla and Velardo. Tapos, kayo pa ang matapang pag nasita!! Kapal ninyo. Magpakamatay na lang kayo. 

    Ikaw Enrile, ang tanda mo na wala kang pa ring kahiya-hiya!!!

    Ikwa Jinggoy, convicted plunderer na nga ang tatay mo, ginagawa mo pang obvious!!!

    Ikaw Revilla, gusto mong maging presidente? Bakit, Para gayahin si GMA? Go to h…el!!!

    Ikaw Velardo, panay na nga ang nakaw ng tatay mo sa mga tangang naniniwala sa kanya, pati gobyerno, ninakawan niyo pa. Sobra naman kayong mag-ama.

    Hay naku! Pag kurap ang ama, damay pati anak. Sus me.


    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      How do you know that the money did not reach the purported NGO? The article does not say that. How can a “real” NGO not know that money is being deposited in its account when there are so many safeguards by banks before you can open a corporate account. The PFI is a “real”  but corrupt NGO created to steal money from the people.  Most probably the PFI was part of the scam that is why in spite of the huge publicity in the past days, its purported head Ms. Petronila Balmaceda hasn’t even commented or shown up? The PFI, the corrupt legislators and the DA are all part of an elaborate scam to fleece the taxpayers of their money, plain and simple.

      • mabyrik

        Refer to COA report then ask why.

      • 1GeorgeTolentino2

        Staff ka ng PFI?

      • mabyrik

        what about? staff ka ni Jinggoy?

  • Martina

     PDAF should be measurably distributed and properly accounted. Huwag na lang yan idaan sa mga senators/congressman, an appropriate government body (eg. DepEd) can be tasked to handle it, para mabawas-bawasan (ideally, maiwasan) ang kickbacks. Para hindi din masyadong mahirapan ang imbistigasyon kung may anomaly. Dapat isang ahensya lang ang mamamahala, at dapat fully accounted. Mas maigi sana kung pinapapagawa na lang nila yan ng mga CRs sa public schools or additional classrooms, yung talagang makikita mo ba at wala kang maitatanong kung saan na ang naibayad mong taxes. So, a genuine reform is needed. Ibagsak ang mga kurakot by not voting for them!

  • OFW Franklin

    PDAF is well known source of kick back but nobody tried to stop the implementation of it. people’s money is for the people and not for public offical piggy bank. TAMA Na………

  • jeepneydr

    call me stupid, because i don,t understand how can those senadors allocated so much money to a program and not verifying the expenses and now finding that some vouchers was falsified, now only after its being investigated. You only get so much PDF a year won’t it be wise to make sure it goes to a legitimate program, unless the money is funnel back to you less commission

  • iriga1_city1_boy1

    Flash!!! Flash!!
    Oh! ugh!!  Did you guys read that latest Daily Tribune article dated 2 March 2013?
    “COA(Grace Pulido-Tan) clears JPE,Estrada and Revilla from any liability in the alleged misuse
    of their respective pork barrels that ended up in the hands of a spurious foundation”
      Holy Toledo!! napakaaga naman yata ng “exoneration”!!
    Wala pa ngang imbestigasyon,exonerated na kaagad?
    The 200 million pesos is nowhere to be found but these people started the chain of events.They must be accountable ,too.

    • Dy Pailad

      I am not surprised at all. That is Tiglao’s newspaper.

  • John_Galt_II

    Wala rin mangyayari diyan! Yun mga nasa administration takot kay Lolong at Erap. Dapat talaga layasan na ng matinong tao ang Pilipinas. Kung may mapupuntahan lang ang mga taong matino sigurado puro magnanakaw ang matitira sa Pilipinas!

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Another senate investigation at ang iimbestigahan ay sila-sila din……hahaha hayagan na talaga ang lokohan ngayon!

  • GKLer

    Pork barrel disappears = Campaign fund.

    ABOLISH the pork!!

  • gikiness

    Tama sabi ni Mirriam NBI ang mag imbistiga hindi ang Senate dahil sila mismo ang akusado sila ang mag iimbistiga sa sarili nila, ginagawa ng tanga ang mga botante nila.

  • pipsirho


    Remember senators were FIGHTING for CRUMBS in their Christmas Gifts and MOOE courtesy of Enrile!!!

    If the amount of 195 MILLION PESOS REALLY WENT to Pangkabuhayan Foundation, Inc. (PFI) then it could have easily PAID its P9,000 a month rent!! Now, where did the TAX MONEY of Juan de la Cruz go??? 100% KICKBACK??

    • Joel Ramirez Malaran

      100% agree … tingin siguro nila sa mga tao uto-uto!  sinong stupido ang maniniwala sa kanila na di nila alam kung ano na ang nangyari sa perang binigay nila? imposibleng walang monitoring, basta ganun na lang ba pagnagrelease ka ng pera wala na agad, walang monitoring?  mga senador sila, they are not stupid kung totoo man na binigay nila ang pera, but ang malaking problema .. BINULSA NILA ANG PERA, so PURO ALIBI na lang sila .. waaaaaaaa

  • Edward Solilap

    baka naman na misplaced lang hehehe!

  • Qwxyz

    mabuti pa nga magsanib na lang ang NBI at OMBUDSMAN na mag-imbestiga sa animalyang iyan para siguradong may patutunguhan.

  • $14334231

    the game of MONOPOLY….on one of the corners, it says:  GO TO JAIL….so here it is….JUAN (enrile) throws the dice, it landed on…GO TO JAIL;…JINGGOY(estrada) did the same, it landed too on…GO TO JAIL;….RAMON (revilla, jr), same thing, it landed on…GO TO JAIL….RENE (velarde) hoping for the best, it too landed on, where else;…GO TO JAIL….but all were happy at the end when they realized it was just a GAME (and they’re very good at it!!!!!)…..

  • mingming2012

    Ok na ok talaga sa Pilipinas, pati mga multo pwede ng magtayo ng foundation hihihihihi….siyempre nga naman para makalusot ang mga kickbacks nitong mga senaTONGS! Sige imbestigahan at ikulong ang mga MULTO! 

  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    How many more scams before the “Tuwid na Daan” leader acts and abolishes the PADF? The Pork Barrel is illegal and unconstitutional. No amount of justification will make it legal. The Executive Department has the Constitutional mandate to implement development activities, it has the people, the structure and the skills. It is headed by the leader of Tuwid na Daan, has he no confidence and trust in the very organization he himself steers and controls that he needs to distribute national development funds to corrupt politicians?

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Ghost NGOs. Ghost employees. Ghost projects. Ghost claims. Phantom profits. What’s new.

    Time for UNA to play hardball.

    Better watch it Yap. They might make a fall guy out of you.

    • smiley

      maraming magagaling talaga sa gobyerno pagdating sa kurakot. it’s like you-watch-my-back-i-watch-your-back brotherhood. pagnagkabistuhan, kanya kanya silang turuan tapos dahandahang mawawala ang issue dahil ang sa kabila gagawa naman ng isang malaking issue. patong patong hanggang sa matabunan na. 

  • scolexx

    Enrile naman, ang galing mo sa math nung namumudmod ka ng pakrismas mo sa mga kapwa mong aso. pagdating sa PFI na amnesia ka? bakit kulang na ba daliri mo sa pagbilang sa laki ng naporsyento mo dito? Oh kayong mga taga COA humanda yung mga tatay nyo kay enrile maniningil ng pautang yan dead or alive man sila. hayy buhay. 

  • smiley

    it looks to me this is a story of ghost ngo or simply a “fall guy”? if i was a senator, i have to ensure that my pork barrel for the project is spent accordingly, for concern sake. those senators involved are like, wha? kunyari?

  • Yobhtron

    Sanamagan!  Enrile at Jinggonggoy!  Siguradong ghost NGO yan.  Mga kurakot at walang matinong gawain sa bayan. Ang sagot natin sa mga yan,  BASTA UNA, IBASURA!!!!

  • Juan

    Ayon kay daring Lucena Mayor Talaga, Ganyan din daw ginawa ni Agriculture Sec. Alcala ginamit ang PDAF para ibigay sa kooperatiba pero wala nman daw natatangap un mga magsasaka. PDAF ba naman!!

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Despite PDAF or pork barrel being prone to abuse, PNoy has earned the distinction of larding the senate with the biggest amount of pork. His words do not match his actions. PNoy claims to want less corruption and yet he fattens the PDAF of our legislators. Even DSWD is mired in pork, so much pork in fact that Dinky Soliman has lost her moral compass.

    Below is a recent investigative report by PCIJ,org on PNoy’s pork:

    “….. President Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III can already claim at least one historical distinction: he is the country’s first chief executive to purposely fatten the budget for pork, or what is officially called the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).”

    For more details, check this link:



    • fernan107

      wala akong nakikitang mali kung increase man ang pork barrel nila basta ang mahalaga ay ginagamit sa maayos na paraan ang pera ng bayan hindi binulsa ng iilan opisyal ng gobyerno kaya dapat ino-audit ng husto ng COA ang sentimo ng pera ng bayan at kung may patunayan na nagkamali dapat patawan ng kaukulan parusa…maryosep ka naman ka indo…politiko ka ba?kasi halatang namomolitika ka lang….ka indo naman , magbago na tayo para sa bayan..

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Fernan, hindi ko naman mamasamain kung akusahan mo ako na namumulitika. Ang katotohanan nyan, simula pa lang ho ng 2012 lumabas na ang COA report. At annual po ang COA report. Pero bakit ngayon lang nag-ingay ang PDI? Bakit hahayaan natin ang mga katiwalian tuwing hindi eleksyon year?

        Ang sa akin lang Fernan, dapat patas ang batas, at ang COA findings hindi ginagamit tuwing election year lang. Kung 2010 pa lang hinabol na nina PNoy ang mga nagkasala, sana mas konti pa ang nakulimbat nila.

        Hindi ka naman siguro tutol na dapat timely rin ang pag-iimbestiga at pag-ingay ng PDI at ng administrasyon?

      • fernan107

        di nakukuha sa biglaan paglutas ang corruption sa bansa natin dahil talamak na ito, naupo ang bagong administration kalagitnaan na ng 2010, hayaan mo maglalabasan lahat ng mga anomalya ng mga politiko at mga nakaupo na opisyal ng gobyerno,sa palagay ko sa kasalukuyang administration di man mawala ang corruption ay mabawasan naman at sana ang susunod na magiging presidente maipagpatuloy ang naumpisahan ni pnoy…para tuloy ng mawala ang corruption sa bansa natin..

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Pareho naman pala tayo ng hangarin na mailantad ang katiwalian. Ang sa akin lang, hwag lang tuwing election year. Kailangan taon-taon at tuwi’t-tuwina ay mapabatid sa taong bayan kung sino-sino at ano-ano ang gumagawa ng kalokohan. Wag lang gagamitin para sa pulitika tuwing eleksyon.

      • mave

        maganda wag nalang ilabas para masaya kana…

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Dyan po kayo nagkakamali. Gusto ko po taon-taon iniimbestigahan ng Ombudsman ang resulta ng COA report. Hindi lang election year.

      • mave

        Dapat pala wag nalang inilabas, kasalanan pala ito ng Presidente anu kasi bakit inilabas?

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Dapat ilabas at mag-ingay si Presidente every year since 2010.

        Are you against yearly investigations?

      • Ngiping Dilaw

        May bago ba sa style ni PNOY? Nananalo lang sya dahil sa paninira sa kalaban. yan ang tunay na totoo. Pero pag tao nya may anomalya tahimik to the bones sya!

      • tower_of_power

         Marami ang nagsasabi na bobo ang karamihan ng mga botante … yan pinapakita na sa kanila kung sino ang mga dapat hindi eboto. Educating the voters has to start in some ways … somewhere … we should be thankful to PDI that they are taking the initiative to educate the voters … the best way is to show samples. I am sure PDI is taking a lot of risks … kasi kung manalo ang mga kinakalaban nila baka balikan sila … THIS IS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS === FEARLESS REPORTING!!!

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Tama. Iboto ang PDI for senator. Better yet, iboto ang pamilyang Prieto at si Manny Pangilinan sa senado.

        Why not vote Manny Pangilinan for president, so he can have all the PPPs without having to exchange tit for tat with PNoy?

      • Ngiping Dilaw

        Oo na! educate the voters para alam nila kung sino ang di dapat iboto. Bakit ang sample e yung mga di kapartido? Dapat wag iboboto yang si PNOY! billion ang pork barrel nya, saan nya ginagastos ang pork nya? Pinatalsik nila si Corona pero tingnan mo kung sino yung mga humatol ng guilty sinooooo? yung ibang senador na malinis at walang bahid ng corruption.

      • Ngiping Dilaw

        Magbabago lang kami kung wala na sa poder ang hindi mapaghiganting si PNOY. Pag yan ang Presidente puro bintang ang aabutin ng kalaban.

  • TwiggyRamirez

    …simple lang solusyon dito. tanggalin na ang PDAF (Pork Barrel), dahil mismong mga tumatanggap nito napaka iresponsable at hindi alam kung saan napupunta ang pera kapag nabubuking na sila

    • Joel Ramirez Malaran

      hahahaha tumpak, sino ba naman ang tanga na maniniwala sa kanila, kung meron kang sinusuportahang project of course you have to monitor it, mga senador pa naman. eh ang kaso nga, binulsa kaya walang monitoring, kawawang tax payer! waaaaa tsk tsk tsk

  • speedstream2

    Can ghosts pay rent?

    • patrickinca

       nagkakaroon nga ng bank account ang mga ghost (jose vidal) hahahahaha pati nga mga patay ay nakakapag rehistro pa rin as botante at nakakapag boto hahahahaha

  • ben311

    smple lang solution dyan firing squad ang mga magnanakaw sa senado ! hirap na ako magbayad sa tax sa mga hari ng bayan.

  • concern_netizen

    Did this happen under Bolante?

  • Wadav

    Wala nay moangkon kung asa na ang kwarta? Dapat kc nuon pa tinanggal yan PDF na yan! Sayang ang pera ng bayan tlaga! 

  • X44

    COA should explained it that when they got to the bottom of it, they found no records. Dead end. This is actually where the fund went missing. But no need to go very far, after all, it just went back to where it came from. “The more you give, the more you receive.” ‘ika nga !

    Ay naku!, pina paikot lang tayo . . . . your tax is working for you ?

    Why not abolish this PDAF….. then….?%&$$##@@*&(

  • dodong1

    alam na alam ko kung saan napunta yung mga milliones na yan..enrile, estrada,revilla at velarde tanungin ninyo tong apat na mokong na mga ito.. alam na alam nila kung saan talaga napunta yung perang nawawala…

  • Deanmartinstyle

    Sana hindi pa ningas kugon lang ang Imbistigasyun sana hindi lang puro eksena at papogi sana hindi lang gawing gatasan ng politiko ang issue na ito. Ano ba talaga? Sino ba talaga ang magiimbistiga sa kanila? gaano ba sila ka sacred cows? Dapat ba silang ikulong muna habang iniimbistigahan? Sa developed countries Law agent muna ang magiimbistiga tapos iuunder arrest kapag may ebidensyang nagnakaw nga or misuse of fundings. 

  • fernan107

    dapat investigahan lahat sila kung saan napupunta ang mga pork barrels ng senado at congressman…..matagal na kasing gawain ng mga politiko ang ganitong masamang gawain kaya napapanahon na para malaman ng taong bayan kung sino ang karapatdapat na manungkulan ….kaya umpisahan na agad ang investigation di dapat patagalin pa….MABUHAY KA PRESIDENT PNOY..

  • doublecross

    yan pdaf na yan ang magulo, kc puro sila bulsa.

  • Jose Rizal

    Investigation good for media hoopla!
    It has been done and is still continuing under Noynoy’s watch.  Noynoy has proven himself that he can do everything including the carrying out of his vindictiveness using PORK & PERKS.  Now, he’s using the media again, to wash his hands over the anomalies of the PORKS & PERKS…that he is helpless about it.
    Everything that’s is favourable to him that can only survive in media (for political preservation) he would do.  A lot of Senate/Congress Moro-moro in aid of Legislation have been staged but nothing has been done to DISCONTINUE IT.  KKK’s has been immuned.  COA’s report now and it’s purpose is only for MEDIA CIRCUS.  The Office of the Ombudsman has been Noynoy’s lapdog. Sereno’s/Tupas/KKK’s SALN, even if it was questioned, didn’t make it with the MEDIA…
    Hahahahahahahahaha!  CIRCUS NA NAMAN!

    • Othro

      Okay lang ito  kung si GMA  pa ang  presidente.  Tuloy  ang  modus operandi.  Lahat ng pera sa bulsa pupunta … ng mga tauhan ni Gloria

    • mave

      Ah ok so kasalanan na naman ng Presidente?

  • sinful_lustful69


    • tower_of_power

       Ang INTELLIGENCE at ang FUNDS ni LACSON ay ginagamit niya pansarili … kung baga ay mga alas niya na gagamitin lamang kung may mga kumakalaban sa kanya or may gusto siyang kuhanin sa mga kalaban. NAPOLCOM chief siya … inipon niya lahat ng baho ng kung sino sino para meron siyang magamit for his future ….

  • LegalJustice

    Obviously these are bogus operatives of these Senators .

    Hmmm, and they are so CLUELESS on  what happened to their pork barrel funds they allocated to their bogus NGO.

    Now they want to investigate their own self about the anomally before someone else will discover something else or something more – that they don’t want the public to know.

    It is now time to STOP THIS PORK BARREL (PDAF) – its the MAIN ATTRACTION FOR CORRUPTION thats why these crooks are running for offices especially the CELEBRITY POLITICIAN – its their motivating factor to run for office, obviously.

    And now these 3 Senator is in denial their excuse is ” TIMING BECAUSE ITS ELECTION TIME” come to think of it this is in HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS – THIS IS TAXPAYERS MONEY.

    These crooks should be charged by all means and no excuses – we need to get rid of these Senators for sure they know whats going own with the funds.


  • Charles Lynel F. Joven

    ask ENRILE, JINGGOY ESTRADA AND BONG REVILLA where the P200 million went…to their pockets…..!!!!!!!!! 

  • Dy Pailad

    Are you not wondering why reelectionist congressmen or senators do not include in their campaigns what they had accomplished with their pork? Kasi wala o baka meron pero palpak at masilip pa.

  • speedstream2

    Citizenry: Abolish the PDAF. Legislators: You wish. Ending: Business as usual.

  • Jose Rizal

    “Selective justice is no justice at all” and;
    “Partial Morality is no morality, at all”.

  • patrickinca

    Mga Estrada nga ay pahirapan mag bayad sa mga utang nila sa Club Pilipino eh diyan pa kaya sa ninanakaw nila. Mga bitukang aso at demonyo ang mga wala moralidad na ito. Katulad din ni Enrile at Binay.

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    In a report published online by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ,org) in July 2012, they pointed out that PNoy singlehandedly increased PDAF or better known as pork to an all-time high during his presidency.

    “….. President Benigno Simeon ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III can already claim at least one historical distinction: he is the country’s first chief executive to purposely fatten the budget for pork, or what is officially called the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).”

    PNoy has been larding the senate and the congress with more pork while knowing that PDAFs are prone to abuse. For spreading around so much pork, PNoy is actually enabling corruption to proliferate. If blame must be assigned, PNoy is most guilty of aiding and abetting corruption. That’s assuming PNoy did not receive any kickbacks.



    • tagatabas

       Ang galing mong mag isip para ka na rin palang si Enrile.

      • Weder-Weder Lang

        Hindi naman. Ayaw ko lang kasi na ginagamit ang COA report for politics during election year. In case hindi mo alam, ang COA reports ay annual. Dapat timely ang investigation. Kung mas maaga sana naimbistigahan ang mga nagkasala, naiwasan sana ang malawakang pagkulimbat ng salapi ng bayan. Kaso ngayon lang lumabas ang ingay. Ngayong may eleksyon.

        Ikaw, sang-ayon ka ba na every election year lang sineseryoso ang COA reports?

  • Falcon Thony

    Ang baboy nyo!

  • Othro

    Sa tingin ko, nagkapera din  ang may-ari ng building  (D&E)…   Bakit  ayaw i identify  ang  mga nagpirma ng  contrata?  NGOS  are  supposed to be transparent…

  • Othro

    Fly by night na NGO.  Ginamit  ang pera  during the last election. Trademark  ng  mga  tauhan  ni  GMA … remember ZTE, fertilizer scam, scholarships daw ng mga bobo, TESDA, etc

    • popeyee

      Si ENRILE, si Dinggoy, si Revilla at Velarde ang mga pangunahing bida dito. Sila ang nag recommend kung sino ang recipient kuno ng kanilang pork barrel, hindi si GMA.. 

      • Labandera1

        GMA means….Gagong Magnanakaw Association….gets mo popeyee!!!!!

  • Jose Rizal

    Another way of saying, “Indeed, Enrile has the same style and is clearly link to GMA.”
    Hahahahahahaha!  Hindi talaga mabubuhay ang political career ng descendants ni Cory at Ninoy kung di parating ikabit ang issue ni Gloria at ni Macoy.  At ang yellow media ang parating partner sa kabalbalan. “Parasitism” ba ‘ka niyo?
    Hahahahahahaha!  Magaling talaga sila!

    • tunderlulo

      at ikaw naman bistadong pakawala ni GMA. Magkano ba? Bayaran ha ha ha ha

    • mave

      Dapat lang ikabit ang issue para HINDI GAYAHIN NG ILAN…..hindi kagaya mo kapal na ng MUKHA MO!

      • popeyee

        Anong gindi gagayahin ng ilan? Lahat ng kumakamkam ng pork barrel, noong panahon man ni ate Glo at ngayong panahon ni Penoy, ay pere-pareho lang

      • koolkid_inthehouse

        hindi pareho kasi inilabas ng COA.  panahon ni ate Glo mo, ibabasura dahil baka malaman kung saan napunta pork ni kuya Mikey mo.

  • Spike

    bobo lacson hindi lahat ng pilipino may internet

    corrupt ka talaga lacson hunghang matepok ka SANA soon

  • Mr Moonlight

    this is such a simple case of LOKOHAN, kitang kita ang scheme nila enrile jinggoy, bong revilla and velarde, but i bet, nothing good will come out for the taxpayer because these 4 shameless balasubas will use every trick in the book to get themselves off the hook

  • Spike

    ilabas agad baho ng paggamit ng porkbarrell ng mga HAYOP na ITO

    lacson –  seafood city sa californiaestrada  – mga nakaw na pera

    casino – pondo para sa mga rally ng communista

  • Mr Moonlight

    Enrile is pushing into 90, he doesnt believe there is life after death,otherwise he would have been truly remorseful repentant and a change man but he is not

  • tunderlulo

    Without doubt if the court of public opinion decides Enrile, Esrada, Revilla and Velarde. pocketed their PDAF. The evidences now uncovered say so. Wow, madaling magkapera pagpulitiko ka. Bolahin lang ang mga botante at pag nakapasok ka nay milyones and sisip sipin mo na parang masarap na pu–. he he he

  • davidpantad

    eliminate pork barrel

    8 senators from luzon, 8 from visayas and 8 from mindanao

    • popeyee

      paano mangyayari ang 8-8-8 distribution ng senador? 2 na agad sa San Juan, 2 sa Taguig, 2 sa Cagayan, andyan pa si Villar ng LasPinas, 2 magsaysay sa Luzon, meron pang Marcos sa Luzon din, dalawa sa bicol, andyan pa si Loren ng MM, lahat na lag taga Luzon…

      • davidpantad

        kaya kawawa talaga ang mindanao.  lahat na lamang nang mga pork barrel funds napunta sa luzon.

  • luzviminda88

    Kung talagang matuwid na daan ka Aquino at hindi bolero ay dapat ipaimbestiga mo itong kalokohan nina enrile kasi pag hindi ay bulok ka rin pala na kakutsaba nila. Sina GMA at Corona lang ang masama sa iyo.

  • Errol C. Cristales

    It’s very disturbing and ridiculous when the senators would claim that they have no idea about how their pork been spent after they approved the funding for some project through PFI. I think what should have been done by those good senators is to make sure the funds are spent in real projects not just leave to PFI otherwise better let the government agencies carried out those projects. It’s obvious wrong doing has been carried out for very long time already.

  • Harry

    ‘…..The mysterious non-government organization (NGO) that was the alleged recipient of millions of pesos in pork barrel funds apparently cannot even afford to pay the monthly rental on its tiny office space in Quezon City….’

    The senators knew that, sooner or later, it may disappear without a trace after it served its purpose.

  • Reynaldo Quijada

    NGOs as clearing house to launder PDAF and CDF of legislators!!! New faces and names  for senators and congressmen should be considered for a change on May 13 elections!!

    • Roberto Duran

      its hopelesss sir, lahat din naman ng tumatakbo dito sa Pinas isa lang ang pakay…para magnakaw… sobrang nakakahiya….ayaw nila ng charter change, ayaw nila i change ang saligang batas, dahil kung ito lahat at baguhin mahirapan na cla magnakaw… i have no respect for politicians…when i look at them, i felt like vomiting… 

  • Bryan Kevin Tung

    Kasalanan ng mga senador. Cla ang pumili ng ngo na yan. It was during gloria’s time so akala nila lusot! Jingoy mana ka sa ama mong mandarambong.

    • popeyee

      Si aling Gloria na naman ang palusot nyo. Bakit, humuhingi pa ba ang mga Senador at Congressmen ng pahintulot kay aling Gloria kung sino ang kanilang recipient kuno? Pag anomalya si Gloria ang ituturo, pero pag ibang issue sasabihin independent sila sa executive department…

  • Jane Tan

    Hahahahaha nearly 200 mil and they only have 1 staff member and P9000/month rent.

  • vaporub123

    there goes the filipino’s taxpayers money.tsktsktsk.napaka inutile naman ng mga staffs ng mga senador na ito.kasama na sila.

  • ryan andres

    Oooo… bagay naman pala yung pangalan nung NGO eh…Pangkabuhayan Foundation nga… Pangkabuhayan showcase nile Enrile, Revilla, at Velarde. ‘tangna nyong tatlong gunggong kayo!

  • zeroko

    Magnananakao lahat ang mambabatas natin, no exception. Boto ninyo uli sila!

  • LegalJustice


    Majority of them are so FILTHY RICH from CORRUPTION.


    Especially this Mayor of San Juan show off his MANSION.

    How in the world can this person acquire such wealth – when his salary as a Mayor is not enough.

    Same with Senator Lito Lapid – how can they amassed such wealth with a Senator salary.


    M    I    S   E    R    Y   !

  • Roberto Duran

    for a big amount…how can these id1ots not monitor the whereabouts and whatabouts of the millions they released? ganun2 n lng ba yun? eh naghihirap ang mga tao to pay taxes tapos ganito lang? so news lang ba ito? whats next? kalimutan na lang ba ito? sana mamatay na lahat ng corrupt na politiko sa Pilipinas, cgurado walang maiiwan…this part of the world is hopeless… kung di sa eleksyo di rin to lalabas na balita… walang pinagkaiba… Penoy pa rin at balot ang meron tayo, kala ko kaya pamunuan ng maayos ang bansa pero mabuti lng humabol sa personal na kalaban si Penoy. Pero ito na isyu wala akong marinig na clear na stand that wud deliver result…

  • Roberto Duran

    dapat mag boycott na lang lahat ng Pilipino sa show disrespect and lack of trust to the system….wag na tayong bumuto lahat, mainit, gastos lang, marumi sa fingers natin at pipila pa tayo at mapagod…gayong ang mahalal natin wala namang bago…same old faces, puro magnanakaw pa rin….

  • LegalJustice

    If these irresponsible Senators insisting that they don’t know what happened to the money they allocated to their bogus NGO – its baloney !

    These crooks should be charged – I don’t think they are so CLUELESS .

    I can guarantee you they  know where the money went.






  • pabloo6293

    Former Sec. and now Rep. Yap must be telling the truth when he said that it is the practice of the  honorable Senatongs and Tongressmen to endorse  to the DA what projects of the NGOs or cooperatives are funded by their pork barrel.  Mukhang nagsisinungaling ang 3 Senatongs at 1 Tongressman dito. 

    • koolkid_inthehouse

      Investigate Yap too.  Where’s his pork going?

      • pabloo6293

        If there is a reason to investigate him, I am all for it.  Pero it doesn’t remove the fact that there was an anomaly in the release of the PDAF of the 3 senatongs and 1 tongressman..

  • davidpantad

    before marcos was president and aquino was senator.  now aquino is president and marcos is senator.  nothing really changed.  

    • pabloo6293

      What’s your comment got to do with this article?

      • Jerry_SeinfeId

        Nothing, he just wants to be part of something he can be proud of. As to what that is, still here clueless. Talk with sense @davidpantad.

  • JosengSisiw1

    Enrile, Estrada & Revilla can accept as far as being total IDIOTS to hide their corruptions. Filipinos dont need these senators that claimed to be idiots. Lets kick these idiots out of our senate.

    • pabloo6293

      Pagkagagaling sa debate, pero pag nabuking, magmamaang-maangan or better still-maggagagu-gaguhan.  Ang pinakamagandang gawin diyan ay huwag na muling iboto pati na ang mga kaanak na tumatakbo din sa darating na eleksyon.

  • Kokak

    Agree! Dapat hindi senate ang mag-imbestiga sa senate, kasi nga senate ang pinagdududahan dito. Pero eto namang si Jinggoy gusto naman nya sya ang mag-imbestiga samantalang pangalan naman nya ang nakasalang dito. Onli in d pilipins.

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    Estrada, Revilla, Enrile – mga sinungaling ba sila?
    Mga tanga lang maniniwala sa inyo, yun nga lang medyo lamang kayo dahil sa dami ng mangmang dyan sa Pilipinas. You don’t know the meaning of Delicadeza. RESIGN !!!

  • lukecowboy

    Dont let this issue died in vain later wala rin pupuntahan ito .. whoever sana na manalo sa halalan …. GET  this dirty dog out of politics yan Estrada ,revilla enrile nayan put them to jail.and let them pay back the money they stole in a different way . di na naman maniniwala ang taong bayan na di nila alam yan bogus NGO sila ang may gawa niyang perang binigay nila balik sa kanila. so ibalik ninyo ang pera ng taong bayan galing ninyo pinamimigay ninyo ang pera ng pera ng bayan  legal pa. daming nagugutom na tao sa atin bansa yan ang dapat mabigyan ng fork barrel . o christmas gift, tse.

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