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Trillanes files raps vs PSC, POC over release of funds to bogus sports groups

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 11:35 AM October 30, 2013

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV EDWIN BACASMAS

MANILA, Philippines –  Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV  on Wednesday  filed a malversation case before the Office of the Ombudsman  against the heads of  the Philippine Sports  Commission  (PSC) and the  Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and  others for the release of PSC funds to alleged bogus   National Sports Associations.

Trillanes himself announced this during the hearing  of the  Senate sub-finance committee  on  the PSC’s budget proposal for 2014.


He said the case was filed  against POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr., uncle of  President Benigno Aquino III,  and PSC chairman Richie Garcia, among others.

“I’d like to   inform  the committee, just this morning, I filed a malversation case in the Ombudsman   against chairman Richie Garcia, Mr. Peping Cojuangco and some other people  in relation to the release of PSC funds to bogus  NSAs,”  Trillanes said.


“So  that’s my main issue against the PSC. You have become a rubberstamp of Mr. Peping Cojuangco and we have to put a stop to that…” he said.

Despite  this, Trillanes promised not to block the “legitimate  support” to other  NSAs.

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