Pacquiao alleges P10.4B in aid lost to corruption, to refer documents to Senate panel

Senator Manny Pacquiao on Saturday claimed that he was in possession of documents baring billions lost due to corruption across government agencies and said he would refer them all to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

He said this days after President Rodrigo Duterte again lashed out against him in public, daring him to substantiate and investigate his allegations of corruption against government officials and agencies.

Pacquiao presented piles of documents that he claimed contained proof of “corruption in every branch of our government.”

He accused the Department of Social Welfare and Development specifically of failing to distribute 10.4 billion pesos in pandemic aid.

Pacquiao alleged that 14 billion pesos worth of social amelioration program funds were allocated by the DSWD to 1.8 million beneficiaries to be transferred through the e-wallet app Starpay even if “only 500,000 people have downloaded the app.”

Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2021/07/03/2109956/pacquiao-alleges-p104b-aid-lost-corruption-refer-documents-senate-panel

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