Leni accused of anomalies in P64-M fish port project
Vice President Leni Robredo in February was accused of anomalies in the use of a P64 million allocation from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) before the Supreme Court proclaimed it as unconstitutional.
A fund of P78.6 million in 2012 was given to the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) for the proposed Calabanga municipal fish port in Robredo's district/
“It is peculiar that the port has remained non-existent despite its P64 million funding which included P14 million for its maintenance and repair,” said Salvador France, vice chairperson of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya)
“Robredo was the proponent of the municipal fish port in Calabanga, the lone fishing municipality of the 3rd District of Camarines Sur. It was given an allocation of P50 million in 2012 by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and P78.6 million by the PFDA, both funds derived from the unconstitutional DAP.” he added.
France said the PFDA released P64 million.
According to the Commission on Audit (COA), “although a significant part of the DAP funds went to PFDA for Calabanga fish port alone, the project has yet to be finished and no report on the allocated budget has ever been made.”
“The PFDA and Robredo should be held accountable for this. " France said.
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