Palace leaves SEA Games probe to House panel
Speaker Lord Allan Velasco said he is open to an investigation if a resolution were filed.
“Kung may nag-file na po ng resolusyon sa Congress, pero wala po tayong magagawa kung di ihi-hear po ito,” Velasco said.
Around PHP6 billion has been allocated for the country’s fourth hosting of the SEA Games from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11, 2019.
The chairman of a panel said he was open to calls for an inquiry into how the billions of pesos were used by the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) chaired by then Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano.
Malacañang is leaving to the discretion of a House of Representatives panel whether it would investigate alleged corruption and irregularities in the use of government funds during the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which the Philippines hosted in 2019.Presidential… Read More