Only 26% of P39M in cash donations for Marawi evacuees used in 2017

  • Page Views 663
  • ONLY P10.26 million of the P39.69 million in cash donations from local sources for evacuees in Marawi City was used in 2017, according to the Commission on Audit’s (CoA) annual audit report.

    “Records show that the City Government received cash donations from various local sources aggregating P39.7. It was noted, however, that only an amount of P10.2 or 26 percent of the total amount received was disbursed during the period, leaving an unutilized amount of P29.4 million or 74 percent as of December 31, 2017,” CoA said.

    “Considering the purpose of the cash donation which is intended for aid, relief and respond services to Marawi evacuees, the low rate of utilization of the donations defeated its purpose,” it said.

    The IS-linked Maute group, led by Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, Abu Sayyaf commander, attacked Marawi City on May 23, 2017.

    After Hapilon and Maute died, President Rodrigo Duterte declared in October 2017 that Marawi has been liberated from terrorists.

    According to the audit report, the city government “explained that the donations were used mostly for the provision of relief goods for the evacuees and the remaining amounts were programmed for rehabilitation and recovery programs and other forms of assistance to address the needs of those who were greatly affected by the calamity.”

    It added that the city government “further assured the Audit Team that cash donations were utilized in accordance with the specific intents of the donors.”

    (R. Tolentino, TMT)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 19 January 2019
      3 hours ago No comment

      “I want to prove something,” says Pacquiao on eve of Broner fight

      LAS VEGAS – It’s often said that life begins at 40. For Manny Pacquiao, being 40 years old could be a new beginning. On the eve of his January 19 fight with American boxer Adrien Broner, Pacquiao said that he is intent on doing something. “I have something to ...

    • 19 January 2019
      8 hours ago No comment

      Overweight Filipino boxer Jhack Tepora fails to make Pacquiao-Broner undercard

      LAS VEGAS – Tinimbang pero sobra. Jhack Tepora came to the weigh-in with extra pounds, and the pride of Cebu paid for it dearly. Tepora was stripped of his interim WBA featherweight belt after failing to make 126-pound weight limit on Friday (January 18). Tepora was also disqualified from ...

    • 18 January 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      4 Pinoy boxers fight in undercard matches in Pacquiao-Broner brawl

      LAS VEGAS – Manny Pacquiao isn’t the only fighter who will carry the Philippine colours on Saturday (January 19). Four Filipino sluggers will also enter the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in their own quests for boxing glory. One of them is WBA interim-featherweight champion Jhack Tepora. ...

    • 17 January 2019
      3 days ago No comment

      AWARD-WINNING FILIPINA POP SINGER FROM JAPAN, ANALYN ALMERINO, TO PERFORM IN RICHMOND ON FEB 9:YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FREE TICKETS

      Analyn Almerino is just 19, but she has already taken first place in two nationally televised singing competitions in Japan. On Feb 9, she will be giving a solo concert in her North American debut, at the Cultural Centre in Richmond, BC. Born in the Philippines, Analyn’s family moved ...

    • 17 January 2019
      3 days ago No comment

      Brillante Mendoza’s acclaimed ‘Alpha’ arrives in cinemas

      The “Alpha” team, led by Mendoza and actors Allen Dizon, Elijah Filamor, and Baron Geisler, came in full force to support the film that had brought honor to our country in international film festivals. FDCP Chairperson Liza Dino, Solar Entertainment General Manager Butch Ibanez, SM Cinema VP for Corporate ...

    %d bloggers like this: