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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
Trillanes Attends UN Drug Conference in Vienna, Austria as Fil Am NGO, Not as Senator

Trillanes Attends UN Drug Conference in Vienna, Austria as Fil Am NGO, Not as Senator

Philippines
Senator Antonio Trillanes was spotted in Vienna, Austria while attending a crime and drugs conference via the United Nation (UN). But apparently, the Liberal Party (LP) ally senator identified himself as a member of a Fil-American NGO (Non-governmental organization), and not as one of the elected senators in the Philippines. “According to my reader based in Vienna, Trillanes is currently in UN branch in Vienna, Austria attending a UN drug and crime conference. His ID doesn't say that he's part of the PH Senate but of a Fil-American NGO. Why? Anong Fil-American NGO kaya iyan?” Sass Rogando Sasot wrote on Facebook, Thursday, March 15. “Senator (Senate President Koko) Pimentel, I think it's time to flex some muscle. Galaw, galaw naman diyan. (Make some moves.)” The pro-Duterte blogger a