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Saturday, April 30, 2016

CoA unearths P7-billion unliquidated fund transfers under Mar’s DILG

Team Daang Matuwid spokesman, Akbayan Rep. Barry Gutierrez, along with its standard bearer Manuel  “Mar” Roxas has been demanding  Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay to explain the billions of pesos allegedly obtained for the Makati Buildings I and II in kickbacks.

His political foes, including Rodrigo Duterte and his tag along VP bet, Alan Cayateno, who have pounced on the outdated and false report of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) as reported in the Inquirer for two days running, alleging that the Binay funds were transferred to alleged dummies and even used Philrem, the same remittance firm used in the money laundering scam in the  the Bangladesh central bank cyber heist of $81 million fund transfers to the RCBC. (See banner story.)
But the Liberal Party spokesman and Binay’s other political foes, have not said anything about the Commission on Audit (CoA) on the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) during Roxas’ term.
The United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) has chided former DILG Secretary and Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Roxas after the latest annual audit report of the CoA uncovered fund transfers during Roxas’ term amounting to a whopping ?7.040 billion that remain unliquidated “due to non-monitoring of liquidations and submission of financial reports.”
The unliquidated fund transfers covered such projects as the Provision of Potable Water program (Salintubig), Payapa at Masaganang Pamayana (Pamana), Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB), Rehabilitation Assistance on Yolanda (RAY), and the Public Transport Assistance Program (PTAP).
“This is an indication that the DILG failed to monitor the implementation of the projects,” the report said.
“The Receivables accounts accumulated to a huge amount of P7.040 billion because management failed to monitor the liquidations of the fund transfers and submission of the corresponding financial reports contrary to CoA Circular No. 94-013,” CoA further noted.
Aside from the unliquidated fund transfers, some P17 million in cash advances also remains unliquidated, the same report revealed.
In its 2013 Annual Financial Report, CoA said Roxas’ DILG also accrued a whopping P1.1 billion in unliquidated cash advances “granted for local and foreign travels and for special purpose/time-bound undertakings.”
“Mar Roxas’ track record as Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Transportation and Communication speaks volumes of his executive abilities,” UNA spokesman Mon Ilagan said.
“Even in projects where he and the DILG have no technical expertise,  DILG, they get the projects. Now, they have difficulty in monitoring and liquidating,” he said.
Ilagan said a Binay presidency will focus on the proper implementation and monitoring of government projects and programs.
“When investors see that projects are properly implemented, this will help attract more capital, generate more jobs, and provide additional revenues to enable the state to take better care of our poor and marginalized countrymen,” he said.
“The Vice President has vowed to appoint people with proven track record and experience to cabinet positions so that they can hit the ground running and there will be no more learning curve,” he added.
CoA said its Circular No. 94-013 provides that within 10 days after the end of each month/end of the agreed period for the Project, the Implementing Agency (IA) shall submit the Report of Checks Issued (RCI) and the Report of Disbursement (RD) to report the utilization of the funds approved by the Head of IA.
“The Source Agency (SA) shall draw a JEV (Journal Entry Voucher) to take up the reports and the IA shall return to the SA any unused balance upon completion of the project,” the report added.
CoA also noted in its 2014 audit report that “cash advances granted to officers and employees totaling ?17.097 million were not liquidated within the prescribed period, contrary to CoA Circular Nos. 2012-001 and 2012-004.”
Of the P17 million, P5.54 million was from the DILG’s Central Office, which also houses the Office of the Secretary.
“We recommended and Management agreed to require the immediate liquidation and settlement of all the cash advances and initiate the filing of criminal and administrative charges against the Accountable Officers (AOs) with unliquidated cash advances granted before December 31, 2011 pursuant to CoA Circular No. 2012-004,” the CoA auditors said in the report.
The unliquidated cash advances of Roxas’ DILG in 2013 represented 10.85 percent of the total P10.14 billion unliquidated that year.



John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
for 6 am .. 

While his 

was perking, he shaved with his 

electric razor

He put on a 
dress shirt 

designer jeans 


tennis shoes 

After cooking his breakfast in his new 
electric skillet


he sat down with his 

to see how much he could spend today. After setting his 

to the radio 

he got in his car 

filled it with GAS
(from Saudi Arabia) 

and continued his search
for a good paying AMERICAN JOB. 

At the end of yet another discouraging
and fruitless day 
checking his 
(made in MALAYSIA),

John decided to relax for a while.
He put on his sandals 

poured himself a glass of

and turned on his

and then wondered why he can't 

find a good paying job




You gotta keep this one circulating!

Duterte BPI bank scandal a trap set for Trillanes?

There are now papers floating around that the BPI account in Julia Vargas has a running balance of around Php22,000xx from March 2015 to March 2016. It's peanuts, and Trillanes makes a big fuzz about it? Sonamagan, even call center agents would have this kind of bank accounts; definitely does not show a corrupt DU30.

And then, Trillanes talks of 42 real estate properties, but mostly owned by the children of DU30. Yet, the first one that media checks is a unit in P Guevarra, which is only valued at 2.3 million. Even ordinary employees could buy such unit. That could hardly buy just the main door, an imported antique, in the house of Binay, which has been valued at 15 million, yes just the freaking door by itself.

What is this, they are again using trial by publicity, which they effectively used on CJ Corona whom they accused him of having 80 properties. In the end, it comes out Corona had only four properties, three of which was purchased for investment purposes only. I don't think this black propaganda will work this time — sawa na ang publiko sa style ng dilaw. ….. Why don't they investigate this cabinet secretary, who is part of the inner circle of PNoy, who gifted his mistress with Php400m house — yes, his mistress, not his wife? The grapevine has been talking about this for quite some time already.

How stupid, Trillanes took the bait. He said he got his info from his network of informants. I have a feeling the DU30 camp fed the info thru the ISAFP hoping it would end up in the hands of one of the candidates. Trillanes who must still have some connections in the military was of course the first to get into the trap. Thinking he got the scoop, he immediately called a press conference, also baiting Roxas in just after a couple of hours. Poor Roxas, I think he will be cursing at Trillanes on Monday.

The two have to realize DU30 has been in more tight spots than what he is facing today. Just look at the map. Going south, from Digos going to Gen San or Makilala/ Kidapawan, or east, starting from Panabo/Tagum, or north, all the way to Valencia and Malaybalay, Davao City is surrounded by some of the most dangerous places. You are talking of private armies, small groups of bandits, and all sort of rebels, organised or not. They can say whatever they want about Davao City, but no one will deny it is an oasis in that general area which is so dangerous. This could not be if DU30 has not become a world class expert in negotiation.

This is where I think Manila underestimates him. Indeed, DU30 keeps his cards very, very close to his chest. He probably learned that the best way to negotiate with dangerous people is to allow the other party to see him as weak. They will always be mistaken if they underestimate him. Crass, uncouth, probably, but he is more sophisticated than anybody in Manila, and it will surprise many. He is the face of Sun Tzu in politics.

I think Monday we will see the election as over; a Senator resigning and a candidate withdrawing. Abangan natin. This is getting to be interesting; we might learn a lesson or two in playing high stake games.
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Great toons!

There's just too many good ones here NOT to pass on!!!


If you put a buzzard in a pen that is 6 feet by 8 feet and is entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of its ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner.
The reason is that a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of 10 to 12 feet Without space to run, as is its habit, it will not even attempt to fly,but will remain a prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.
The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkable nimble creature in the air,cannot take off from a level place.
If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle about helplessly and,no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself into the air.
Then, at once, it takes off like a flash.

A bumblebee, if dropped into an open tumbler, will be there until it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.
cid:4.4068681944@web181003.mail.ne1.yahoo.comIn many ways, we are like the buzzard, the bat, and the bumblebee. We struggle about with all our problems and frustrations, never realizing that all we have to do is look up!
That's the answer, the escape route and the solution to any problem....
just look up!
Sorrow looks back,
Worry looks around,
But faith looks up!
Live simply,
love generously,
care deeply,
speak kindly, and
trust in our Creator,
who loves us.
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