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SC stops COA ruling against DBP’s productivity award


The Supreme Court has granted the bid of the Development Bank of the Philippines to stop the order of the Commission on Audit (COA) to return the P170 million given to the bank’s employees in the form of Governance Forum Productivity Award (GFPA).

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA: P200M pork projects questionable


Roughly P200 million in pork barrel funds of a senator, seven party-list representatives and several allies of the Aquino administration that were coursed through the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council from 2012 to 2013 were awarded to dubious NGOs, the Commission on Audit said.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

COA: ‘Yolanda’ aid wasted, unused

SURVIVORS of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and left-wing groups hold a rally in April to protest what they said was the government’s incompetent response to the tragedy brought by the world’s strongest storm in recent history to people in the Visayas. JOAN BONDOC

A Commission on Audit (COA) report on the government’s “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) relief efforts found thousands of food packs, canned goods, bottled water, body bags and rice spoiled or missing or unused; millions of pesos worth of goods and funds unaccounted for, and close to a billion pesos in funds still unused months after the supertyphoon pummeled Eastern Visayas.

Posted: September 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

NDRRMC uses quick response fund for operations, says Pama

OCD Director Alexander Pama. FILE PHOTO

Clearing the muddled waters, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on Wednesday said they have helped the victims of Super Typhoon “Yolanda,” though not in the way the Commission on Audit perceived.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

COA blames patronage politics

Soldiers unload sacks of rice and other necessities at an evacuation center in Legazpi City, Albay, in anticipation of typhoon Rammasun on July 15, 2014. According to the Commission on Audit, in the DILG’s 2013 preparedness assessment report, “it was evident that coordination between and among LGUs, national government agencies, civil society organizations and the private sector left much to be desired.”  AP

The Commission on Audit (COA) has blamed “patronage politics” for the government’s failure to provide protection and relief from disasters to poor Filipinos in the country’s high-risk zones.

Posted: September 9th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »