COA special report on PDAF, 2007-2009

MANILA, Philippines – A product of a two-year investigation, the special report on how lawmakers' Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) was used over a 3-year period was released by the Commission on Audit (COA) on Friday, August 16.

The special audit of the pork barrel covered the years 2007-2009, and looked into how the PDAF of all lawmakers were used in 3 agencies, 4 government corporations, 5 provinces, and 8 cities.

Auditing some P12 billion of pork barrel released by the budget department during that period, COA found that P6.156 billion of these releases went to 82 questionable NGOs.

They include 10 NGOs “presently linked” to fugitive Janet Lim-Napoles, and which got P2.1 billion.

Those questionable releases came from the PDAF of 12 senators and 180 congressmen.

See the full COA report below. – Rappler.com