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Noynoy, off to being RP’s biggest spender EDITORIAL 01/06/2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Noynoy, off to being RP’s biggest spender

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01/06/2011
If one goes by the spending record of Noynoy Aquino, both as congressman and senator, it can already be gleaned that as president and chief executive of the land, Noynoy will continue incurring big expenses without, however, anything to show for such huge expenses.

A Commission on Audit (CoA) report of 2009 on Senate expenditures, Noynoy, then a member of the Senate, was pegged as one of the top three big spenders among 23 senators, using up to close to P22 million for that year.

And to think the presidency was not even in the realm of his consciousness at that time.

In the CoA report on Noynoy’s expenses, P11.31 million went to the salaries and other benefits of his staff; P396,635 for meetings and conferences; P101,920 for rental of office space and equipment; P454,000 in extraordinary and miscellaneous expense and P9.1 million in other maintenance and operating expenses..... MORE

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