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COA: 300 solons involved in pork scam

Commission on Audit Chairperson Maria Gracia M. Pulido Tan

The Commission on Audit revealed that there are nearly 300 former and incumbent congressmen showing irregularities in using their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), based on the special audit done by the commission in years 2007, 2008 and 2009.

COA chairperson Grace Pulido Tan said that it appeared in the special audit nearly all of the congressmen have misused their PDAF fund.

The COA has already submitted its investigation to the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the PDAF scam and among them includes Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr.

The senators are facing plunder and malversation charges at the Office of the Ombudsman for their alleged involvement in funding dubious non-government organizations (NGO) with their PDAF fund.

Last week, the National Bureau of Investigation has filed the second batch of charges regarding the multi-billion scam. Among those charged are seven former and incumbent congressmen, including Bureau of Customs Chief Ruffy Biazon.

Biazon has filed his resignation to President Aquino on Monday. with Malou Cabral

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