In rant vs COA, Duterte overlooks key element in war on graft—transparency

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines—If corruption is a disease, U2 lead and activist Bono once said, the cure should be transparency. It has not been sufficiently explained, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rant against the Commission on Audit (COA), the…

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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