Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Filipino Farmers accused and file plunder against President Aquino and Agri Officials

Philippines corruption, corruption, Noynoy Aquino, Aquino Benigno Noy

Manila, Philippines - Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and its affiliates, which are national organization of farmers filed plunder charges against President Benigno Aquino III, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, other government offials and individuals. It was filed at the Office of the Ombudsman

Contained in the complaint-affidavit, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and its affiliates said that the  Department of Agriculture (DA) accredited this year three bogus non-governnment (NGOs) organizations that misuse millions from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF):
  •     Kabuhayan at Kalusugan Alay sa Masa Foundation Inc. (KKAMFI)
  •     Gabay at Pag-Asa ng Masa Foundation Inc. (GPMFI),
  •     Kaupdanan Para sa mga Mangunguma Foundation Inc. (KPMFI)–
These are the same NGOs that are in the P10-billion ($230.41 million) pork barrel scam that involves Janet Lim-Napoles.

They cited the Commission on Audit (COA) special audit from 2007 to 2009.

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala is charged for violating Republic Act 7080 or the Anti-Plunder Law; Violation of Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act; Violation of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act; Violation of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Government Officials and Employees; Malversation of Public Funds; and Grave and Serious Misconduct.

Other officials of Department of Agriculture Antonio Fleta, Ophelia Agawin, Arnulfo Manalac, Salvador Salacup and Irene Alogoc were also charged.

Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Undersecretary Mario Relampagos were also held liable for signing and releasing the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) and Notice of Cash Allocation to the DA.

President Aquino was also charged of plunder by virtue of the Doctrine of Qualified Political Agency.

People are calling President Aquino as the Pork Barrel King.

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