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By Prince Golez

An audit of the funds and the special powers given to President Rodrigo Duterte under the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act is no longer needed, according to Malacañang.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the comment after Senator Risa Hontiveros sought an audit to look in detail at how funds are being used to address the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

“Kinakailangan lang siguro basahin ni Senator Risa Hontiveros yung weekly report ng Pangulo sa Kongreso kada lingo,” Roque said during his virtual presser Thursday.

“Hindi na kailangan yan (audit) dahil meron na nga pong weekly report at meron din po tayong COA post-audit,” he also said.

The weekly report is part of the checks and balances measure under Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan law that grants the President additional powers to combat the coronavirus.

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