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Trillanes Wants Probe on “COA Report” on PCOO’s Alleged Misuse of Funds Based on Tabloid News Report

Trillanes Wants Probe on “COA Report” on PCOO’s Alleged Misuse of Funds Based on Tabloid News Report

Philippines
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday, May 16 wants a probe on the alleged misused of millions of pesos funds by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) related to the hosting of the 50th Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit last year, based on a tabloid report. However, the Commission on Audit (COA) reacted. “There is an immediate need to look into the alleged irregularities in the disposition of PCOO’s budget and its irregular expenditures for the aforementioned information caravan in order to ensure that government funds are legally and properly allocated.” Sen. Trillanes said in his proposed Senate resolution No. 735 that day. For his source of information, Trillanes cited a May 9 news report by Hataw tabloid which claimed that COA supposedly fo