Sunday, February 3, 2013

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Scandal

The Palace said it would look into reports saying the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System continues to release excessive bonuses despite the non-approval of the budget department.

"We'll have to verify that report kasi ang alam ko dapat sa mga GOCCs, ang merong authority over them ay ang GCG (Governance Commission for GOCCs)," Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview Saturday over government-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan.

"That will be looked into. After it is verified, that will be looked into," Valte said when asked if the Palace will push for an inquiry on the matter.

In a report by the Commission on Audit, it said excessive bonuses were still rampant at the MWSS in 2011.

In its report for 2011, COA said the MWSS still gave allowances, bonuses and incentives to its executives and staff despite the non-approval of the Dept. of Budget and Management.

COA said the MWSS continued to release various allowances, bonuses and benefits even without DBM's nod.

COA also questioned the release of hazard pays to personnel who were not supposed to receive it.

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