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Funds Stolen from the PNP

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  1. Show Pony

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    I will just put this up so those with a slow connection can read it straight away.

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina has ordered an investigation of reports that some of the money meant for the allowance of police officers directly involved in securing Pope Francis’ visit is missing, an official said yesterday.
    “We received information that the amount supposedly given to the police officers involved was incomplete. But again may I emphasize these are information allegations that needs to be looked into,” PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor said in a briefing.
    Mayor noted that the official concerned would be given the chance to explain why some police officers were only given P700 each, or less than one-third of the P2,400 allowance they were supposed to receive for securing the pope from Jan. 15 to 19.
    He did not name the official.
    “The bottomline is that the allowance should be given to the police officers, who stood in the rain and under the sun. They deserve that,” he said.
    The PNP said about 28,000 police officers were deployed to secure the pope and the areas he visited in Pasay, Manila and Tacloban.
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    The PNP leadership has yet to state the total amount the police force spent during the five-day visit.
    Mayor said the PNP footed the bill for three meals a day for each police officer, their accommodations, gasoline and other miscellaneous expenses during the papal visit.
     
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    AH! So that may be the reason for complaints as in another Thread, This Surprises me NOT :sneaky:

    JP:bag:
     
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    I could written that article 4 weeks ago lol.
     
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    2800 police officers X P 2400 = 67.2 million peso
    2800 ,, ,, X P 700 = 19.6 ,, ,,
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    Good haul 47.6 million I'm wondering wat the whole visiting cost is and how much is pocketed??
     
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    It is interesting how much money was spent on the Pope's visit, primarily to make the Philippines appear better than reality.

    Sometimes the people of the government can be very be cannibalistic toward each other. While it appears that someone from the PNP took it upon their own, to pocket 1,400 P per policeman/woman of their fellow PNP employees’ wages/reimbursement expenses from other PNP employees Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were playing their own games while the Pope visited the Philippines. Both of these minor scandals will go unresolved years from now until the next elections, and then documents will go missing until most people involved will die of natural causes before this is resolved or they receive their correct pay or there is any justice…. And no one will notice this scandal buried under all the other daily scandals.

    There was no such thing going on with private enterprise payments. Money is appropriately paid for maybe questionable programs, because the businesses seem to play fair and demand justice. Several buses full of street children and their families arrived at the Chateau Royale Resort in Nasugbu, Batangas. The Resort took on over 500 guests on behalf of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and got paid for their facilities. . The “undesirables “were taken from the streets while the Pope visited the City. Of course this is something the government was trying to cover up, so no payment headaches occurred or additional publicity was created.

    The DSWF paid for the stay of around 500 persons from Baclaran, Manila, and Parañaque who were booked at the resort for 6 days. The rooms usually went for more than P 6,000 per night, but the DSWD got them for about P4, 000 each (still a cost of P 24,000 per room rented. The children were taken from places usually notorious for having beggars, vendors, and watch-your-car children. A report written by Charlie Campbell — Pope Francis and the Mystery of Manilas Vanishing Street Children — indicated that the resort stay was organized through the DSWD's Modified Conditional Cash Transfer program by DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman, who was saying that it was done so that the said families would "not be vulnerable to the influx of people coming to witness the Pope." The report also added that she "expressed fears that the destitute could be seen as not having a positive influence in the crowd" and "could be used by people who do not have good intentions" (personally I do not believe the Pope would have had bad intentions toward the street people). ABS-CBN News tried getting the side of DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman but she hasn't replied to either calls or text messages. Most likely DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman will retire with a fine pension (that may never get paid) before anyone will ever publicly admit what really was going on.

    The same Filipino pride concept that politicians used to sweep the streets clean of “undesirable” looking people and refusing to comment on it, was used to booster the courage of someone connected to the PNP to pocket the wages of fellow PNP employees, as they hope that this scandal will just disappear also. It is definitely more fun in the Philippines for sure, particularly if you can get your hands on the funding mechanisms of government.

    I am not sure why the Filipino Politicians are worried about foreigners hurting or embarrassing their country when they seem to be doing such a good job of hurting and embarrassing their own country by themselves.
     
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    Given the country's history, I would not be stealing from the Police or Army if I were a politician. Without their support your government is nothing. 28k police officers is a whole lot of people with guns you don't want to p*ss off.
     
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    :eek: Nope! even mine goes straight into her Purse,:thumbsdown: My wallet feels very Neglected, it has not seen a peso bill for so long:whistling:

    JP:bag:
     
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    That generally depends on your surname
     
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