Sona 2015 Sona 2015 Sona 2015

Ombudsman creates special team to probe P10-B pork barrel scam

SHARES:

05:16 PM July 16th, 2013

Recommended
July 16th, 2013 05:16 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Tuesday created a special team of investigators to look into the alleged “ghost projects” funded by the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of members of Congress.

Morales said the panel will be composed of six graft investigators and will conduct a parallel investigation in coordination with the National Bureau of Investigation.

The Ombudsman initiated the findings following reports on the misuse of P10-billion pork barrel funds.

Under the Ombudsman Act of 1989, the Ombudsman may on its own, even without complaint, initiate any investigation against erring government employees.

Whistle-blower Benhur Luy and JLN Corporation owners Janet Lim-Napoles and Reynald Lim, who has been tagged in the scam, are all facing complaints before the Ombudsman regarding the fertilizer fund scam.

FOLLOW INQUIRER ON:
Disclaimer: Comments do not represent the views of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments which are inconsistent with our editorial standards. FULL DISCLAIMER
TAGS:
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.