Special audit of military's confidential and intelligence funds urged

25/01/2021 11:45:00 PM

Special audit of military’s confidential and intelligence funds urged

MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTODeputy Minority Leader and Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said the recent flak received by the military for falsely accusing several University of the Philippines alumni as being members of the New People’s Army has triggered the need to determine how billions of pesos in intelligence and confidential funds are being spent by state security agencies.

On the other hand, Quezon City Rep. Jesus “Bong” Suntay, said red tagging and directly linking individuals as members of communist organizations does not, in any way, justify intelligence fund disbursements.“The penchant of our military and police personnel of publishing list of individuals tagged as member of the New People’s Army must stop. Clearly the intention is to show that with the intel funds they have accomplished their job,” said Suntay, chairman of the House Committee on Human Rights.

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