Sen. Pacquiao wants investigation of Yolanda fund mishandling

Although in Los Angeles, California preparing for his upcoming fight, The Boxing World Champion and Senator Manny Pacquiao couldn’t neglect his work as a public servant, October 30.

Balancing his career, Sen. Pacquiao urges Senate to conduct an investigation regarding the Yolanda fund irregularities as he continues his battle cry for anti-corruption.
“The Senate should conduct a probe to ferret both the truth. This should be construed as plain and simple muckraking or political persecution. Those who were involved must be punished if proven guilty mishandling the funds,” Pacquiao said in an interview.
Last October 24, Secretary Judy Taguiwaldo of the Department of Social Welfare and Development revealed there were at most 200,000 supposed to beneficiaries of post-Yolanda emergency welfare assistance who did not receive any financial help.

The boxing champ expressed his disappointment towards the people who would refuse to give help to the needy while achieving their selfish plans

Remembering what happened, Sen. Pacquiao personally visited the affected areas last December 2013 and distributed a P10M worth relief goods, which was borrowed from his friend since the Bureau of Internal Revenue freeze his account back then.
Pacquiao further stressed corruption in the distribution of calamity aid to victims must be stopped and the victims shouldn’t be abused.
Meanwhile, the 8-time multi-division world champion commended the DSWD, NDRRMC and other government agencies involved in the preparation and information dissemination during the Super Typhoon Haima (Lawin), which wrecked several places in Northern Luzon two weeks ago.
“The preparation and the response made by DSWD and other government agencies were commendable. You see, the number of casualties was minimal despite the fact that Typhoon Lawin was stronger and expected to be more devastating compared to Yolanda,” Pacquiao exclaimed.
Source: Philnews Trend