• Duterte to Roxas:

    ‘Where are billions of Yolanda funds?’

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    Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wants Liberal Party (LP)standard-bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd to explain how the billions of pesos given by foreign donors for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda were spent.

    Roxas was the Interior secretary when the typhoon (international name: Haiyan) devastated the Visayan region  in November 2013.

    Duterte, who campaigned in Pangasinan province on Wednesday, said the administration has been silent on how the billions of pesos the country received from foreign donors were used.

    “They are silent about it. Now, I will ask Roxas, ‘Where did the  Yolanda  funds go?’” the tough-talking mayor said.

    “Where are the billions of money? Where are the funds for  Yolanda [victims]? If he could answer that, may he become the next President but until now, there is no accounting [of the funds]yet,” Duterte added.

    But Malacañang also on Thursday said the money has been properly accounted for.

    “All foreign aids received by the country for the benefit of the communities affected by Super Typhoon  Yolanda  are fully accounted for and have undergone the requisite audit by the Commission on Audit,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a statement.

    He urged critics to check official records to see the rebuilding and rehabilitation that the government has done.

    “According to the records of the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub, the Philippines received a total of $386.2 million in foreign aid, 86 percent of which or $330.8 million were received by non-government organizations, multilateral agencies and others,” Coloma noted.

    “Out of the total amount, about $26.9 million in cash and $28.5 million in non-cash donations were received by the National Government,” he said.

    Typhoon  Yolanda  made six landfalls across six or seven regions on November 8, 2013.
    Meanwhile, Duterte vowed a corrupt-free government if he will win in May.

    He said corruption, illegal drugs and criminality are the biggest problems facing the country.

    The Davao City mayor  vowed to stop all these in the first three to six months of his administration.

    “I will guarantee you it will be a clean government. No corruption,” Duterte said.

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    1. Si Mar Roxas ay napakaraming pagkakataon upang ipatunay niya na kaya niyang mamuno pero walang nangyari. At ang pina serious na pagkukulang niya ay itong DOTC at DILG sa DOTC ay wala siyang nagawa na mabuti upang pagandahin ang serbisyo ng MRT iniwan niya ito ng walang direction kaya halos lahat ng train ay hinde na gumagana puro talaga palpak ngayon naman ay ang DILG ay nandiyan ang mamasapano gaanong ka irresponsible siya walang silbi 44 na SAF ang hinayaan niyang mamatay ng walang laban ang crime ay tumaas,drugs at ibang mga neneous crime ay hinde niya napigilan. Gaano pa kong maging Presidente siya.. Sigurado si korina ang magpatakbo ng pilipinas O my God.. Ang drugs naman ay sinabi niya mismo na alam niya kong saang merong nabibili na drug sa makati at davao at naghamon pa na sasamahan niya ang gustong bumule gaano mo pagtiwalaan ang ganitong tao.. sa mismong bibig niya ito galing hinde ko alam baka siya pa ang protektor ng drugs or siya mismo ang pinuno ng drug cartel dito sa pinas..mga mahal kong kababayan suriin po nating mabuti ang ating iboto buksan po natin ang ating mata panahon na po.. isipin po natin ang kinabukasan ng ating bansa at kinabukasan ng ating mga anak at ang darating na Generation.
      Ito po ang sa aking opinion sa pagpili kong sino ang karapatdapat na mamuno sa ating bansa.
      1. Piliin po natin ang taong hinde corrupt at ang sinasabi ay meron katotohanan at handang ibigay ang buhay niya hinde takot mamatay alang alang sa ating inang bayan.
      2. Umiwas po tayo sa mapag kunwari ginagamit ang yaman para lang makuha ang boto ninyo mga pangako na di totoo at sigurado kong ang perang binigay sa inyo ay babawiin niya yan ng triple kapag nanalo at ang masakit limot niya na ang kanyang pinangako. halimbawa po ay bigyan kayo ng pinaka mataas na halaga say 10,000php.bali sa anim na taon meron kayong 138.8php./month at 4.62php./day saan po aabot yan puro na lang pagdurusa at masuwerte kayo kong umabot sa halagang yan ang ibibigay sa inyo.
      3. Tingnan po natin ang kanditato kong saan nggaling ang mga ginastos niya sa campaign niya..kasi kapag ang kanditato ay supportado ng mga mayaman ay nakatali po ang kamay niya hinde siya makakilos pagkat controll siya ng mga sumoporta dahil po sa utang na loob at lahat ng pabor ay para sa mga mayaman.. tayong mahirap ay limot na.
      4. Itong huling debate po ay makinig tayo ng malaman natin ang tunay na tao na tapat maglingkod sa bayan. Sila ang mga merong bibig anghel kong magsalita ay akala natin ay totoo pero ang kalooban niya ay hinde tapat manungkulan.
      5. Meron namang kanditato na mapagmura at kong suriin mo ay parang verdugo may pusong bato sa mga criminal pero meron pusong tao sa mga God fearing citizen at mga oppressed at walang matakbuhan yan lang po. Mabuhay po tayo.
      Sa daming problema na ng ating bansa ay kailangan natin ang may malasakit sa ating bayan..maging matalino po tayo.. huminge po tayo ng guidance sa Dios na ipagkaloob niya sa atin ang karapatdapat.Tingnan ninyo kong sino sa mga kanditado ang laging mayroong bandila ng pilipinas. Nasa inyo po ang pagaasa at ang ikauunlad ng ating bayan na matagal ng pinagsamantalahan ng mga mapagsamantalang politician.. Ipagdasal po natin na ang election na ito ay maging parehas, at maging mapayapa. Higit sa lahat ay mabalik sa atin ang mga nawalang pagasa ng napakatagal ng panahon. In Jesus name.. mabuhay po tayong lahat.

    2. I am willing to bet, that once this election is over…the hullabaloo about this Yolanda fund will be over!!! Remember the last presidential election on 2010…the accusations thrown to then Sen Manny Villar about his ‘spurious’ road projects…Nothing have came out of it. after that election…!!!

      “MAKE THE LIE BIG, MAKE IT SIMPLE, KEEP SAYING IT, AND EVENTUALLY THEY WILL BELIEVE IT.” – quote from Adolph Hitler…that’s the strategy from alleged misuse of Yolanda Funds by the opponents of Mar Roxas. This will not work!!! They don’t have any ounce of strong evidence…just FB hearsay, spliced videos, photoshop’ images and rhetorics on their campaign rallies…

      Thanks to the digital age, a flick of truth will just blow them away! See links below:

      http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/yolanda-donation-issue-explained-many-times-over-dswd

      http://www.dswd.gov.ph/?s=yolanda&x=15&y=15

      I sincerely hope, the decent, thinking and voting public will see pass through these ‘charlatan’ of leaders…and vote wisely, so as not to imperil what has been achieved to our beloved country…and onwards to our better future…!

      • I shall also say.. “WHERE IS THE YOLANDA FUNDS?” I am from Region VI greatly devastated by typhoon. Our name was slashed off from the list because I am a government employee telling us that a help from Office of the Civil Defense will come. Until now we did not received the amount they told us.. THEY JUST KEEP ON GIVING PROMISES UNTIL NOW! WHERE IS THE YOLANDA FUNDS?????? PLEASEEE!!!

    3. Rodan Guerrero on

      This is the only regime that reached TRILLION mark of national budget yet there are no solid accomplishments it can show.. What does this mean? IS THIS NOT THE MOST CORRUPT REGIME IN THE PHILS. THAT CAME INTO POWER?

    4. In the pocket of Mar Roxas for him to buy vote during campaign period, aside from using government resources…to the present administration that helps make a way to use truck of pebbles to be distributed in certain areas, so expect the return of signature to vote LP, what a dirty tactics hindi po ba….

    5. Corruption is a big shark rooming around the corner during a devastated period. No responsibility occur who were the in-charge to claimed a donations from a foreigner and shared their ability and effort to build a new shelter for the victims.

      • David M Meyer on

        There seems to be predators in official places –That feel that any natural disaster is “Fair game ” …They rush to get in to positions where they can use the moneys to line their own pockets–Maybe there should be the same laws for them; that they have in less enlightened countries..Where people who steal from the public purse are executed ..
        David M Meyer pH D Psych

    6. Many presidents and Generals promised to wipe-out NPA in a time frame. All failed no exceptions. Why? Because of poverty. And that will be true to Digong’s promise. If Digong can address poverty problem in the country then he might be able to solve most if not all the problems. Still not within 6 months.

    7. Jose Samilin on

      There is no better time to ask the accounting of all donations for Yolanda victims of $386.2 Million Dollars allegedly received by the NGO as per the record of Foreign Aid Transparency Hub, than now, from Mar Roxas who is the DILG Secretary at that time who should be in control of all these funds. Mar Roxas claimed he is not corrupt, then prove yourself by showing the public how this amount of P17,765.2 Million pesos were spent or disposed, otherwise, Roxas speaks like a dirty rat as he is a highly corrupt person