Andaya asks AMLC to probe Aremar’s P81M profit from dummies
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
More than P81.1 million have been deposited to the bank account of Aremar Construction Corporation through its alleged dummy corporations, according to House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya Jr.
During Tuesday’s House probe on alleged irregular flood control projects, Andaya disclosed that six deposit slips from Land Bank of the Philippines amounting to P81,107,036. He said these were payments for public work contracts which were made by various dummy firms of Aremar.
“Six deposit slips from Land Bank. A total of P81 million deposited to the bank account of Aremar. Payment for DPWH contracts. Payment made by Aremar’s dummy corporations,” he said.
The House official noted that the rules panel has established an initial paper trail of possible corrupt money transfer from dummy corporations to Aremar involving P81 million—an amount that breaches the P50 million-plunder threshold.
He added that maybe it was time for the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) to look closely into the bank transactions of Aremar Construction.
“We need to know who are the other dummy contractors transferring DPWH funds to Aremar. Gusto rin naming malaman kung sino ang mga personalidad na binibigyan ng pera ng Aremar galing sa pondo ng gobyerno,” said Andaya.
Aremar Construction is owned Maria Minez Hamor, daughter of Casiguran Mayor Edwin Hamor and half-brother of Romeo Sicat Jr. who is the son-in-law of Budget Sec. Benjamin Diokno.