Fake NGO linked to Forbes contractor

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The Senate’s Blue Ribbon Committee should really start looking into other foundations or non-government organizations (NGOs) linked to “ghost” projects.

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Based on a report of the Commission on Audit (COA), there were 82 bogus foundations or fake NGOs that benefited from the billions of pesos released from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel of lawmakers.

Out of the 82 NGOs or foundations, 11 were owned or controlled by Janet Lim Napoles, while the rest were owned by several contractors who also made billions from the “pork barrel” funds of several lawmakers.

One such foundation is the Pangkabuhayan Foundation, said to belong to “Miss Gay Tang” of Forbes Park, Makati and “Aling Evelyn Mirinda,” according to an official of the Technological Resource Center (TRC).

The Pangkabuhayan Foundation received almost P400 million in pork barrel funds from four lawmakers but the money all went to “ghost” projects, according to the COA report.

According to an official who asked not to be identified, the PDAF of these lawmakers were channeled through the Technology Resource Center and the Pangkabuhayan Foundation of Tang and Mirinda was the beneficiary from 2000 to 2008.

If Napoles’ fake foundations raked in P10 billion from the PDAF of three senators, the remaining 71 other bogus NGOs made almost a hundred billion pesos, according to the same COA report.

And just like Napoles, Tang reportedly had another foundation and made one of her household help, a certain Baby Mabawang, as its chief executive officer. More of this issue in my next column after the Holy Week, folks.

Senate minority and Blue Ribbon member JV Ejercito assured the public he will file a resolution when the House resumes sessions to investigate the foundations and NGOs not owned by Napoles.

“We should not stop with Napoles’ foundations alone. We have to look to the other foundations and NGOs as well. Surely there are other lawmakers, aside from our three colleagues in the opposition, who made money using these other NGOs and contractors,” Ejercito said.

He is right. There could be more lawmakers in the Senate and in the House of Representatives, who misused public funds by channeling billions through questionable organizations and who got commissions for funding fake projects.

Miss Gay and Aling Evelyn should be the very first group summoned by the Senate since they are said to be the biggest contractor next to Napoles.

Miss Tang was once linked to a member of the House of Representatives from the Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) area. The lawmaker’s “pork” went to her fake foundations, according to a House insider.

Likewise, an informant from the Road Board of the Department of Public Work and Highways (DPWH) suggested that Nitas Ingacio should also be investigated by the Senate regarding her association or relation with one of the bosses of the board.

Ingacio, a contractor, reportedly corners all the big projects of the Road Board because of her connections within the agency.

The same informant claims “Manang Nitas” and the chief of the board are allegedly “magbalae”. Ingacio’s son and the Road Board boss’ daughter are married.

These ladies have a lot of explaining to do in front of our “honorable” senators.

etulfo2011@yahoo.com

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  1. Erwin, we would like to help facilitate any effort at cleaning the government of scalawags, specially plunderers through their SALNs. In this regard we would be pleased to assist your good office in analyzing any and all SALNs of senators and congressmen/women that you may already have in your possession or could access. We believe that the SALN method is the most efficient way of putting the spotlight immediately on the unexplained wealths of those involved in these nefarious activities without the need for whistle blowers. Kindly get in touch with us right away so that we can start this important work together in the shortest possible time. More power to you Sir!

  2. Filipino Chinese Chamber of Coomerce…di ba ito ang paboritong NGO ni Drilon,,,,?

    Hmmmmmm!

    OMG, kaya pala naghihirap ang bansang Pilipinas, eh daang bilyon ang kinukurakot ng mga kandidato pag nanalo sila….ang botante din ang may kasalanana, dami kasi ng mahihirap na WALANG pinag-aralan, at madaling mabola ng mga Aquinos Cojuangcos…at ng yellow media…

  3. Mr. Tulfo, please include also the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce (FCCI). This group is being used by many legislators. In the Zamboanga Peninsula, this institution was used as a dummy in the construction of school buildings. Many school buildings in our location are defective, courtesy of the congressman. At present, his brother is also a contractor by using licenses of the legitimate contractors. The latter can not say no to the brother for fear that they can not transact business with DPWH. This is the real scenario here.

  4. apolonio reyes on

    Erwin, how about Mr. Godofredo Roque’s foundation. Why does the Yellow Ribbon Committee of Sen. Gungona do not investigate it?
    Erwin, can you investigate this Road Re-blocking of DPWH if it is using the Road User’s Tax? Before the Chemical Fast Concrete Curing Compound was introduced, there was no Road Re-Blocking. Di kaya malaki ang commission sa paggamit ng chemical na ito kaya’t kaliwa’t kanan ang Road Re-blocking? Bakit ayaw ng DPWH mag asphalt ng EDSA? Nuon una ang NLEX at SLEX ay mga Concrete Roads. Ngayon puro asphalt road na itong dalawang highways pagka’t madali itong ilatag, mura at mabilis ayusin. Isa pa napatunayan na ang asphalt ay mas magangdang daanan, di matagtag takbuhin ng sasakyan, at di nakakasira ng underchassis at mag pudpud ng gulong.
    Paki imbestiga nga Erwin kung meron kumikita sa Road Re-blocking?