• NBI probes fake SAROs


    Not only one or two, but four regions were allegedly involved in the forgery of special allotment release orders (SAROs) from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

    This was confirmed on Tuesday by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Officer-in-Charge Medardo De Lemos, saying that although the only focus of their investigation now is Region 2 (Cagayan Valley).

    De Lemos said that in Region 2 Office of the DBM, it was discovered that there was an attempt to release a SARO for the farm-to-market road projects last October.

    According to DBM Secretary Florencio Abad, aside from Region 2, the fake SAROs were also discovered from Region 6 (Western Visayas).

    Meanwhile, De Lemos refused to identify the other regions which are now being investigated by the NBI in relation to the fake SAROs.

    De Lemos also clarified that it was still unconfirmed whether the P879-million amount of fake SARO came only from Region 2. PNA


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    1. blackbeard's ghost on

      I agree Mr Andrada Its about time to put these corrupt government officials where they rightfully belong….THE JAIL…. likewise I don’t agree on letting this crooks get away with it by letting them resign gracefully. Pagnanakaw sa mahirap na bayan gaya ng Pilipinas should be meted with capital punishment. Yung mga kababayan natin naghihirap at naghihikahos para mabuhay ng marangal samantalang ang mga buwayang mga senador at congressman at kanilang mga galamay ay nakaw ng nakaw and to top it all bumabanggit pa ng diyos sa kanilang mga talumpati. These people would make me want to throw up. Ang KAKAPAL…. Sometimes it makes me want to question GOD why he allows these things to go on for a long time. After Pnoy’s term, balik na naman sa sabwatan at nakawan. Ito na lang ba talaga ang kapalaran ng ating bayan?

    2. blackbeard's ghost on

      Napala-elaborate ng mga schemes ng mga kurakot sa pilipinas. Ang kakapal talaga ng mga taong Ito. Walang mga konsiyensiya. Habang nagpapakahirap ang mga kababayan natin sumapalaran sa ibang bayan para makapaghanapbuhay at matustusan ang pamilya nakaw naman ng nakaw itong mga buwayang Ito. Halata na mga dating mga bataan ni dating pangulong Gloria Macapagal Arroyo ang mga kasangkot. At halata ring mga bayaran na press ang nagsasabog ng maling information para guluhin ang mga tutuong issue. Kawawa ang mga pilipinas pag nawala na si Pnoy. Bukod kina Kim Henares, Pulido-Tan at Leila de Lima wala akong nakikitang matinong papalit. Puro pulitikong magnanakaw ang nakahilera.

    3. I wonder how many of these sleek operations pass through the system without being caught.It is about time to finance the NBI for a massive expansion so they can hire more agents and specialists to catch all the crooks and investigate all the anomalies that is plaguing our government. This is also true with the COA. With the present advancement in communication and information technology and the vigilance and courage of our empowered citizenry, we will see more of these discoveries on government thievery. We should put more pressure on the office of the Ombudsman and Sandigan Bayan . to shake their snail and turtle like
      procedures. We need to see convictions not a Moro-moro show.