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Special panel to probe PCSO intel funds scam By Arlie O. Calalo 07/09/2011

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Special panel to probe PCSO intel funds scam

By Arlie O. Calalo 07/09/2011

The Office of the Ombudsman has created a special panel which will investigate allegations of misuse of the intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during the administration of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

In an e-mailed statement, acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro said the anti-graft office would start looking into the alleged misuse of intelligence funds of PCSO during the time of President Aquino’s predecessor and to find out who should be held criminally liable.

Casimiro said the special panel he formed would focus mainly on the manner by which PCSO funds were disbursed. He, however, declined to reveal the identities of the its members.

The anti-graft office’s initiative to conduct its own probe came following revelations made during the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the disbursements of the agency’s intelligence funds..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110709met1.html

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