On Monday, February 27, the International Red Cross published a column on their annual publication about how the Yolanda victims are still suffering after 7 years of tragedy. The publication also cited that three high-ranking Philippine Officials misspent the donated funds resulting to $237 million unliquidated funds.
Red Cross’ report was based on the February 2016 report of Transparency International that $36.5 million (P1.78B) did not reach to the victims of the typhoon.
According to the column, The Rockefeller Foundation, International League of Donors, and Transparency International have filed a joint case against the three officials on February 27, 2017, and the respondents were informed a day after.
Sec. Ernesto Abella said his office was not informed and called the case “a private matter”.