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DFA exec: PCSO funded only P15-M ‘blood money’ By Michaela P. del Callar and Angie M. Rosales 07/09/2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

DFA exec: PCSO funded only P15-M ‘blood money’

By Michaela P. del Callar and Angie M. Rosales 07/09/2011

There is now a case of the missing P5 million, since former Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office chief Rosario Uriate claimed that she had given a foreign affairs official P20 million in cash from its intelligence fund for “blood money” payment, while the diplomat said only less than P15 million was given by PCSO and not in cash, but in manager’s checks.

A senior Foreign Affairs official yesterday denied personally having received a P20-million donation from the PCSO that was used as blood money payment to save three Filipinos from death row in Saudi Arabia.

Foreign Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said department records would show that only close to P15 million was given by the PCSO and not P20 million as claimed by the former national lottery agency’s general manager Rosario Uriarte..... MORE

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