Funds totaling P6.2 billion were transferred to 82 nongovernment organizations (NGOs) “in clear violation of the law” from 2007 to 2009, all of which were either unknown or cannot be located at their given addresses, according to the Special Audit of the Commission on Audit (COA) released Thursday.
The COA report said 10 NGOs linked to Janet Lim-Napoles are on the list. Of this 10, six are among the Top 19 NGOs that received the bulk of the pork barrel funds, officially called the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
These funds were sourced from the PDAFs of Senators Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. (P413.29 million), Juan Ponce Enrile (P332.7 million), Jinggoy Estrada (P191.58 million) and Gregorio Honasan (P14.55 million).
Among the Napoles-linked NGOs were the Social Development Program for Farmers Foundations Inc. (SDPFFI), which received P585.359 million in projects; Masaganang Ani Para sa Magsasaka Foundation Inc. (MAMFI), P477.033 million; Countrywide Agri and Rural Economic Development Foundation Inc. (CARED), P246.74 million; Agri & Economic Program for Farmers Foundation (AEPFFI), P145.25 million; Philippine Social Development Foundation Inc. (PSDFI), P121.61 million; and Agricultura Para sa Magbubukid Foundation (APMFI), P104.95 million.
These NGOs received close to P1.7 billion in PDAF funds, almost a third of the total P6.2 billion.
Other Napoles-linked NGOs that also received funds, according to the report, were Bukirin Tanglaw Livelihood Foundation Inc. (BTLFI), P19.2 million; People’s Organization for Progress and Development Foundation Inc. (POPDFI), P50.35 million; and Philippine Agri & Social Economic Development Foundation Inc. (PASEDF), P10.57 million.
The breakdown of the total P413.29 million released by Revilla to Napoles-linked NGOs is as follows: P97 million to SDPFFI, P31.5 million to PSDFI, P106.45 million to AEPFFI, P58.2 million to APMFI and P120.14 million to MAMFI.
Enrile’s P332.7 million was broken down as follows: P24.25 million to AEPFFI, P46.75 million to APMFI, P96.8 million to CARED, P77.6 million to MAMFI, P24.25 million to POPDFI and P63.05 million to SDPFFI.
The breakdown of Estrada’s P191.58 million was: P172.18 million to MAMFI and P19.4 million to SDPFFI.
Honasan gave P14.55 million to AEPFFI.
Other senators who endorsed their PDAF to NGOs (not identified with Napoles) were Manuel Lapid (Dr. Rodolfo A. Ignacio Sr. Foundation Inc., P22 million), Edgardo Angara (Kagandahan ng Kapaligiran Foundation, P19.4 million; Serbisyong Pagmamahal Foundation Inc., P500,000; Kalusugan ng Bata, Karunungan ng Bayan Inc., P14 million; Manila Seedling Bank Foundation, P1 million; Molugan Foundation Inc. P9.6 million), Mar Roxas (Kaloocan Assistance Council Inc., P5 million), Ralph Recto (Masaganang mga Bukirin Foundation, Inc., P28.4 million), Juan Miguel Zubiri (Nagkakaisang Manggagawa ng Pelikulang Pilipino, P6.5 million), Richard Gordon (Philippine National Red Cross, P52.1 million), Ramon Magsaysay Jr. (Quezon City Performing Arts Development Foundation, P500,000) and Loren Legarda (Serbisyong Pagmamahal Foundation Inc., P200,000).
The COA report said 119 projects were implemented through the Zamboanga del Norte Agricultural College Rubber Estate Corp. (ZREC), National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor), National Livelihood Development Corp. (NLDC) and Technology Resource Center (TRC).
Other NGOs that also received huge infusions from the pork barrel funds were Kabuhayan at Kalusugan Alay sa Masa Foundation Inc. (KKAMFI), P526.679 million; Aaron Foundation Phils. Inc. (AFPI), P524.91 million; Pangkabuhayan Foundation Inc. (Pang-FI), P396.128 million; Farmerbusiness Dev’t Corp (FDC), P248.4 million; Dr. Rodolfo A. Ignacio Sr. Foundation Inc. (DRAISFI), P164.622 million; Masaganang mga Bukirin Foundation Inc. (MBFI), P163.958 million; Kaloocan Assistance Council, Inc. (KACI), P133.6 million; ITO NA Movement Foundation, Inc. (ITO NA MI), P124.86; Kagandahan ng Kapaligiran Foundation Inc. (KKFI), P109.062 million; Gabay at Pag-asa ng Masa Foundations Inc. (GPMFI), Gabay sa Magandang Bukas Foundation Inc. (GMBFI) and Ikaw at Ako Foundation Inc. (IAFI), P108.015 million; and Kapuso’t Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (KapKFI), P107.54 million.
Source: COA Special Audit Report