‘DSWD deprived poor of P780M in cash aid’

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/14/2021

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was unable to utilize P780.712 million in funds for the social amelioration program (SAP), which state auditors said could have benefited 139,300 poor beneficiaries. These are among the findings…

Minglanilla officials told to demand refund from 40 ‘ineligible’ SAP beneficiaries

Doris C. Bongcac 07/17/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — At least P240, 000 from Mingalanilla town’s share of the Social Amelioration Program (SAP) funds went to 40 ‘ineligible’ recipients. The Commission Audit (COA) said that the four barangay councilors, a regular employee…

Mendoza, former COA chief: Clean opinion is not proof of no irregularities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A clean audit opinion is not proof that there are no irregularities in transactions of a local government unit (LGU). This was the explanation of Heidi Mendoza, former Commission on Audit (COA) commissioner…

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