Editorial, Northern Philippines Times, Jul 19, 2010

Take the case of the Cordillera Regional Development Council. The former administration had released P15 million then another P30 million for the conduct of a so-called information campaign on Cordillera autonomy. What happened to the funds is still a mystery. The RDC, chaired by Juan Ngalob who is also director of the regional National Economic Development Authority could not explain where the funds went or how these were spent.

Now, the RDC, on occasion of Cordillera Day last July 15, without making a detailed account of expenditures related to the funds, asked for another P30 million from the national government for another information drive on autonomy. Concerned agencies should start an investigation on the missing funds and charged those responsible for the magic acts of making these disappear.

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