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Pichay, CoA members linked to funds scam 02/08/2011 By Michaela P. del Callar

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pichay, CoA members linked to funds scam

02/08/2011
By Michaela P. del Callar
The vicious web of corruption alleged to be endemic in the military has branched out into the legislature and the state audit body itself, based on the continuing revelations by whistle-blower Lt. Col. George Rabusa at the Senate yesterday with former Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay, a close ally of former President Arroyo, being accused of receiving part of the controversial funds diverted from the Philippine military’s coffers.

Rabusa said Pichay, then House committee chairman on national defense, received P500,000 each time he visited the office of former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen . Diomedio Villanueva.

He said former AFP comptroller Carlos Garcia would instruct him to release the money to Pichay, but claimed that he does not know what it was for.

“Immediately he (Garcia) would tell me to prepare P500,000 for Pichay whenever he dropped by the office of the Chief of Staff,” Rabusa told the Senate blue ribbon committee. “I just follow the order of General Garcia because he was my boss.” Rabusa said, adding that Pichay had been given the money at least three times..... MORE

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