Auditing government agencies wasn’t part of a vice president’s job, according to Senator Nancy Binay.
On Friday, Senator Nancy Binay said that auditing government agencies wasn’t part of a vice president’s job.
Senator Nancy Binay, who was the daughter of former Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay Sr, said in an interview on ANC that auditing wasn’t part of the powers and functions of a vice president.
“Siguro coming from experience as a daughter of a former vice president, di kasama sa powers and functions ng vice president ang mag-audit,” Senator Binay said.
According to Senator Nancy, that power was specifically given to the Commission on Audit (COA) and she didn’t think President Rodrigo Duterte can do that even if he became a vice president.
Senator Binay also said that she understood the President’s sentiments, noting her family’s past ordeals when COA’s audit reports were used to prosecute some of her family members.
She recalled that the struggles her family endured weren’t a secret to the public specifically how the COA’s audit report was used against them in order to ruin her family.
For her, she thought it’s high time to review the system being used by the Commission on Audit because there were audit findings that were no longer timely and it didn’t go with the times anymore.
President Duterte said in a public address aired Thursday night that he will audit all government agencies — including his office and the Commission on Audit — if he won as vice president in the May 2022 national elections. The President also asked who’s auditing the Commission on Audit.