Unexpectedly, Sen. Leila De Lima blamed President Rodrigo Duterte for endeavoring to “mislead” analysis of his own administration by uncovering Commission on Audit provides details regarding the inside and equity offices under the past organization.
In view of this, Duterte during a pre-recorded location broadcasted late Tuesday night resuscitated claims that the Department of Justice under De Lima in 2013 had unliquidated loans adding up to P617.44 million. A similar charge was conveyed by media sources a very long time earlier and was questioned by the DOJ at that point, which said virtually all loans had effectively been sold starting at 2014.
The president additionally raised that state inspectors hailed reserve moves worth P7 billion that were not exchanged by the Department of the Interior and Local Government drove by Mar Roxas in 2013. Roxas’ camp at the time is cited in a few news reports as saying the assets were unliquidated on the grounds that the DILG’s undertakings were all the while being executed.
For somebody who can’t even freely reveal and deliver his own SALN, Duterte’s allegation against me and Sec. Blemish Roxas in regards to COA’s past covers our organizations is outright wealthy in incongruity and deception. This is what De Lima said in a written by hand dispatch from Camp Crame where she is right now confined.
She further called Duterte’s comments a reasonable instance of confusion, moving the president to record cases with the Ombudsman emerging from a similar COA reports. “[Duterte] can’t [file a case] on the grounds that those records have for some time been settled and shut.
That is the reason no further cases were made out of those reports, and that is the reason Duterte, with all his propensity for documenting created arguments against me, couldn’t manufacture a case out of those COA reports.”
De Lima further said that she, alongside different individuals from the late President Benigno Aquino III’s Cabinet, “consistently treated COA reports in a serious way, revised whatever insufficiencies were distinguished in those reports, and acted likewise to agree with COA proposals.”
Duterte as of late has again confronted examination over his choice to hold Duque as wellbeing secretary notwithstanding COA hailing “insufficiencies” in the Department of Health’s expenditure of basic pandemic assets.
Morever, the president emphasized his help for Duque who he said was “painted dark” by COA’s review report, and said he could never fire the wellbeing secretary yet would acknowledge a deliberate renunciation