Budget Secretary Florencio Abad will not jump the gun on allegations that there’s a possibility that some Senators who are connected with the 10 Billion Pork Barrel Scam are also involved in the fake SARO issue.
Sec. Abad said that he’s not one to claim easily that Senate Minority leader Juan Ponce-Enrile and Senators’ Bong Revilla Jr. and Jinggoy Estrada are also involved in the latest scam as there has yet any evidence linking the three gentlemen.
According to Abad, the 12 fake SAROs were named after local government units from regions’ 2 and 6, and are still in the process of identifying on will be the intended recipients.
However, Abad stated that they are interested in knowing who the government officials involved in using fake SAROs to acquire money illegally from the government funds.
The National Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating some employees of the Department of Budget and Management regarding their roles in releasing the fake SAROs.
Abad also assures the public that the original SAROs remain at their office because they aren’t signed yet.
It has been reported that 12 fake SAROs were supposed to be use for the release of 879 Billion peso worth of funds purposely for the farm to market road projects of the government. (with Florante Rosales)