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Pacquiao’s P5M pork to DA dubious – COA


While Secretary Proceso Alcala’s alleged misuse of some P14 billion in the Department of Agriculture’s funds hogged the headlines on Wednesday, not much thought was given to the politikos who gave the Cabinet official money to burn by allocating their pork barrel fund to the agency.

Buried deep in the Commission on Audit’s report on Department of Agriculture are the names of the senators and House members who were given Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) from 2010 to 2013. The appearance of some politikos’ names might surprise you considering the blemish-free reputation they project.
The COA identified more than P1 billion in graft-ridden Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) projects by congressmen and senators coursed through the DA and its attached agencies..

Among the lawmakers are Saranggani Rep. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao who funneled P5 million of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to the DA’s pork-funded programs. This  paled in comparison to the P95 million of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile and P90 million of Senator Jinggoy Estrada.

The other 70 representatives who poured their PDAF in the  DA’s P1.08 pork funded projects were:

Abigail Faye Ferriol P34,660,000
Acmad M. Tomawis P445,000
Al Francis Bichara P5,000,000
Anthony T. Golez P8,400,000
Antonio Lagdameo P3,000,000
Arnulfo P. Fuentebella P17,500,000
Arnulfo F. Go P15,000,000
Sharon S. Garin, (AAMBIS-Owa Party List) P1,000,000
Baby Aline Vargas Alfonso P11,000,000
Bai Sandra Sinsuat A. Sema P16,563,988

Carlos B. Mendoza P5,000,000
Carlos M. Padilla P785,037
Carmelo F. Lazatin P2,630,000
Catalina C. Bagasina  P1,500,000
Edgar S. San Luis P5,000,000

Emmeline Y. Aglipay (DIWA Party-List) P2,176,600
Florencio Flores Jr. P11,000,000
Francisco Matugas P9,000,000
Eduardo R. Gullas P20,000,000

Gabriel Quisumbing P11,000,000
George P. Arnaiz P1,000,000
Irvin M. Alcala P10,000,000
Irwin C. Tieng P2,000,000
Isidro T. Ungab P8,000,000

Jeci A. Lapus P16,500,000
Jesus N. Sacdalan P5,000,000

Joel R. Duavit P9,875,000
Jose Carlos V. Lacson P1,000,000

Julieta Cortuna (A Teacher Partylist) P17,000,000
Julio A. Ledesma P9,000,000
Francis N. Pangilinan P10,000,000
Leonardo Q. Montemayor (ABA Party List) P11,200,000

Leopoldo Bataoil P21,625,000
Lorenzo R. Tañada III P2,500,000
Loreto Leo Ocampos P23,000,000
Manuel S. Agyao  P7,100,000
Marc Douglas C. Cagas IV P4,000,000

Maria Velintina G. Plaza P5,000,000
Mariano U. Piamonte, Jr. (A Teacher Party List) P20,000,000
Mark Llandro L. Mendoza P5,000,000
Mark M. Enverga P1,400,000
Maximo Rodriguez P5,000,000

Mohammed Hussein Pangandaman P30,000,000
Monique Yazmin Lagdameo P8,000,000
Nasser C. Pangandaman P15,600,000
Neil Benedict A. Montejo P14,200,000
Nelson “Sonny” P. Collantes P6,600,000

Pangalian M. Balindong P20,000,000
Pastor Alcover, Jr.P15,000,000
Peter Unabia P10,000,000
Pryde Henry A. Teves P500,000
Renato Unico, Jr. P37,500,000

Reynaldo Umali P4,400,000
Risa Hontiveros  (AKBAYAN-Party List) P5,000,000
Robert Raymond M. Estrella P2,000,000
Rodante Marcoleta, Alagad Partylist P31,000,000
Rodel M. Batocabe  P7,500,000

Salvador P. Cabaluna III P14,000,000
Scott Davies Lanete P60,000,000
Sherwin N. Tugna, (CIBAC Party List) P8,000,000
Simeon A. Datumanong P15,600,000
Teddy A. Casiño (Bayan Muna) P2,800,000

V. Dennis M. Socrates P4,700,000
Zenaida De Castro P2,500,000
Agapito H. Guanlao (BUTIL Party-list) P3,000,000
Arnel M. Cerafica P3,600,000
Deogracias B. Ramos, Jr. P1,000,000

Salvio B. Fortuno P1,495,250
Nur-Ana Sahidulla P10,000,000
Cong. Teodorico T. Haresco Jr. (Kasangga Party List) P5,000,000

In its 2013 annual audit report for DA, the COA said these projects were marked by “ineffective and inadequate system of implementation.”

The COA these P1.18 billion pork funded projects transferred by Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala to NGO’s, local government units and other government agencies were not liquidated nearly three years after they were released.

“It could not be assured if the benefits could have been derived therefrom by the intended beneficiaries fully benefited from the use of said funds due to non-submission of the physical status of the projects by the implementing partners and the monitoring reports on the progress of the projects by the DA representatives,” COA said.


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