Where Malampaya funds went under Arroyo, PNoy
Lawmaker questions COA's Malampaya report
MANILA - A forthcoming Commission on Audit (COA) report on the alleged misuse of government revenues from the operation of the Malampaya gas field off Palawan will focus only on disbursements during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and not during President Aquino's term, a lawmaker said Friday.
This is based on documents released by the office of Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares from COA and the Department of Energy (DOE).
In a COA memorandum dated June 27, 2011, the audit body flagged funds released by the Department of Budget and Management direct to national and local government agencies chargeable against the DOE's Malampaya funds.
The COA lists down the following recipient agencies and amounts of disbursements from 2006 to December 31, 2010.
Department of Agriculture : P5,824,000
Department of Agrarian Reform: P900,000
DOF-National Housing Authority: P1,398,860,000
DPWH: P7,073, 806,659
DND: P1,198, 093, 418
DILG: P2,140, 000,000
DOTC - Philippine Coast Guard: P50,000,000
Releases to the DA were spent on the augmentation of the Agricultural Guarantee Fund Pool.
Releases to the DAR went to Ondoy and Pepeng rehabilitation.
Releases to DOST-PAGASA went to Ondoy and Pepeng rehabilitation.
Releases to DOF-NHA went to the relocation of families affected by typhoons.
Releases to the DPWH went to infrastructure projects of the central office, Kalinga district office, Region 10 office, the Laguna 1st engineering district, Pangasinan, Angeles City, Pampanga, Abulug, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Davao del Sur, Lake Bato Camarines Sur, Butuan City, Agusan del Sur, Cavite, Rizal, Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Iloilo, Cebu, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Compostela Valley, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, Batangas, Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Quezon, Laguna Albay, Antique, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Metro Manila.
Releases to the DND went to the AFP modernization fund while releases to the PNP went to enhancing their capabilities to deal with rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in calamities.
Releases to the DOE went to the electrification of 211 barangays.
By the time Arroyo left office June 2010, the Malampaya fund amounted to some P70,020,318,320.05
As of June 30, 2013, the fund had grown to P132,088,462,656.60
Disbursements from Malampaya under the Aquino administration went to the DA, DBM, and DPWH from July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010.
From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, they went to the Napocor, DOE, DILG, AFP, Bureau of Treasury National Electrification Administration, and DOF-NPC.
Colmenares, in a statement, questioned the COA's "deafening silence" on Aquino's use of Malampaya funds.
"On the DOE report however for 2010, a total of P3,593,750,000 was disbursed from the Malampaya funds with the DPWH still at the top and the Department of Budget and Management and the Department of Finance following it," he said.
"While in 2011, a total of P13,266,555,424 was spent with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and DOF as the biggest spenders. In 2012, the total disbursement for the Malampaya fund was P1,988,861,066 with the Department of Defense (DND) and the DOF as the only two agencies that accessed it," he added.
"What is obvious here is that the Malampaya fund which is just supposedly just to be used for energy related projects is being used as to whatever what the president wishes whether it be President Arroyo or President Aquino. This is the evil of presidential pork and it has to be stopped," Colmenares said.