Sep 13, 2021 @ 17:21
Neri Colmenares claims contingent funds wrongly allocated, betrayal of public trust
Bayan Muna Chair Neri Colmenares claimed that the 10.3-billion pesos worth of saving in the contingent fund was wrongly appropriated. The abogado said its use in the pork barrel infrastructure fund as health workers grapple for resources is a gross betrayal of public trust.
The misappropriation of P10.3 billion worth of savings from the Contingent Fund to fund non-essential, pork barrel projects by the DPWH while our health frontliners were grappling for resources to address the Covid-19 pandemic is a gross betrayal of the public interest. https://t.co/9YmaIdYAvX
— Neri Colmenares (@ColmenaresPH) September 13, 2021
Colmenares stated that the budget was approved by the President last June 2020 and the frontliners sought urgent action by August due to the impending collapse of the health system. The abogado listed down all the unnecessary projects funded such as sport facilities, port for cruise ships, parks, cafeteria, and even an outrageous bat cave in Davao.
He urged COA and Congress to look into the deplorable misuse of funds.
Nagkaloko loko na!