Here’s the latest comment of De Lima on Duterte admin
LEILA DE LIMA – Although detained, the incumbent senator has another “patutsada” against the Duterte administration.
De Lima is an avid critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Recently, she went to social media anew wherein she gave another “banat” to the current administration.
In her latest remark about the government, she likened the present administration to the office of the United Nations (UN) due to the number of “flags.”
In a tweet, she wrote: “Para na palang UN building ang buong gobyerno ni Duterte. Andaming flags.”
Her statement was in relation to several government agencies being flagged by the Commission on Audit for alleged anomalies in budget spending.
First on the list is the Health Department over deficiencies in their P67 billion COVID response funds.
According to the annual audit report of COA for DOH, the deficiencies are caused by non-compliance with pertinent laws and regulations which have led to missed opportunities amid the health crisis.
The planned purchase of 4 laptops amounting to P700,000; P42.4 billion fund transfer to the DBM without proper documentation and failure to disburse some P4.8 million in financial assistance to health care workers were among the questionable items flagged by COA.
This prompted Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to lament during a House panel briefing on COA’s audit how the report provided a “damning judgment.”
Meanwhile, COA Chairperson Michael Aguinaldo said that DOH was given 60 days to respond to its recommendations.
Amid the issues hurled against the health department, President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not accept Duque’s resignation if ever he steps down from his post as health chief.
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