Oliver 9 0 0 3 min to read

The Senate establishes a committee to oversee the use of intelligence funds.

Cebuano Cebuano English English Filipino Filipino


The Senate gave its blessing on Monday to the formation of a committee to investigate how government agencies are using their CIFs (confidential and intelligence funds).

Senate Resolution No. 302, a resolution establishing a select oversight committee to closely monitor the use of CIF, was supported by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri.

In a statement, Zubiri said that subject to the guidelines of the Commission on Audit, it is the Senate’s responsibility to safeguard the PHP9.28 billion CIF and ensure that it is used appropriately.

He also stated that if necessary, he is available for hearings or investigations.

In the 10th Congress, an oversight committee was initially proposed in the Senate, according to Zubiri.

Joel Villanueva, the majority leader in the Senate, moved to add all senators as cosponsors of the bill.

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel, Senators Sonny Angara, Ronald Dela Rosa, and Villanueva, as well as Zubiri, will serve as the committee’s chairmen.

Pimentel voiced his support, but only if his colleagues concurred that when changes are made to the planned P5.268 trillion national budget for 2023, the CIF of several civilian agencies must be reduced.

In his demonstration, Pimentel declared, “This is our second line of defense in the name of the people and for the people, in the spirit of transparency.”


Cebuano Cebuano English English Filipino Filipino


***
We appreciate your reading. You may also consider sharing it with others.
Please comment below if you found this post interesting.
Be one of our DONOR / SPONSOR to support NextGenDay news website.
***
Please follow and like us:
error2
fb-share-icon
Tweet 2k
fb-share-icon20
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x