Risa to Sara on P125M spent in 11 days: ‘Saan niyo dinala ang pera?’
MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros once again chided Vice President Sara Duterte after it was revealed that her office spent its confidential allocation of P125 million in just 11 days.
In a statement on Tuesday, Hontiveros pointed out that confidential funds can only be spent on expenditures supporting surveillance activities of civilian agencies.
“Anong uri na naman ng magic ang ginamit nila para ubusin ang P125M sa loob ng 11 araw? Hindi na lang yan spending spree. Yan ay paglapastangan sa mamamayan,” said Hontiveros.
(What kind of magic did they employ to use up P125 million in just 11 days? That’s not a spending spree. That is an insult to the people.)
Hontiveros said that if the P125 million fund was indeed spent in 11 days, then the Office of the Vice President maxed out the funds by spending P11 million per day.
“Babalik lang tayo sa paulit-ulit na tanong: Saan niyo dinala ang pera? Naghihintay ng resibo ang buong Pilipinas,” she added.
(We’ll just go back to the same question: Where did you take the money? The entire nation is waiting for an explanation.)
It was Marikina 2nd District Representative Stella Quimbo who initially disclosed and confirmed that the P125 million confidential allocation was spent in just 11 days, contrary to previous reports of 19 days.