Thursday, November 22, 2007

Another Lacson Claim

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has another story where Sen. Lacson makes an unsubstantiated claim. This time, he advances the theory, from "unnamed DBM informants" that the cash hand-outs distributed to Philippine politicians "could have been part of the P500 million disbursed through the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB)."

This after he previously claimed that the cash hand-out came from "the P1-billion intelligence funds of the Police Security Protection Office (PSPO) and the Police Anti-Crime and Emergency Response (PACER) ."

This time, the PDI sort of called him on it by remarking that Sen. Lacson "offered no documents to back up his claim." and reminded it's readers that "Lacson previously claimed that the cash gifts were sourced from the Philippine National Police’s counterinsurgency funds."

Of course, the only thing that matters to Sen. Lacson is that he is again in the news, and people perceive him as being a fiscalizer to the government.


The DBM refutes Sen. Lacson's latest claim.
"Budget Secretary Rolando Andaya said on radio that the department did not have the capacity to directly disburse such amount to the account of a private person."

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