“Imagine a country without state auditors… kanya kanyang kupit, kanya kanyang kurakot.”
By ROGER M. BALANZA
Senator Panfilo acson said corruption in government will become rampant if there are no auditors checking the financial transactions in its agencies.
Lacson said the Commission on Audit (COA) should watch against corruption in government as Congress probes the Department of Health for alleged anomalous handling by the agency of the multi-billion peso Covid-19 funds .
The House of Representatives is now probing Health Secretary Francisco Duque.
Lacson made the comment as COA red-flagged several state agencies over questionable use of government funds on health care, education, transportation, among others.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Lacson said: “Imagine a country without state auditors… kanya kanyang kupit, kanya kanyang kurakot.”
Lacson posted the brutally cruel line as President Duterte defended the DOH after its use of COVID-19 funds was questioned by the COA.
Duterte also directed Cabinet members not to follow the audit agency.
He told also COA to stop flagging and publishing preliminary inquiry reports to avoid any premature accusations against government agencies.