Sen. Lacson Warns People Responsible for Senate's P3-M Excess Toilet Paper to be Fired & Face Criminal Raps


Former PNP Chief and one of the country's most brilliant lawmaker, Sen. Panfilo "Ping" Lacson warns the people behind the Senate's controversial P3-Million excess toilet paper and other supplies to be fired and should face criminal raps for doing so.


According to Sen. Ping Lacson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Accounts revealed that his committee would conduct an inquiry "not only in aid of legislation but to make accountable and criminally liable," those behind the wasteful acquisition of supplies in the Philippine Senate.

Sen. Lacson was quoted as saying "I will definitely conduct an investigation on the alleged anomalies using the COA report as basis of the same. We cannot tolerate or ignore such shenanigans right under the noses of the senators. If proven correct, not only must heads roll, whoever is/are responsible should be held criminally liable,” he said.

Based upon the report released by the Commission on Audit (COA), the Philippine Senate was overstocked last year with supplies such as close to 10,000 rolls of toilet paper, more than 14,000 whiteboard markers, almost 26,000 office envelopes, and almost 18,000 folders.


COA reported "wastage of government assets from overstocking and obsolescence of inventories could have been prevented had procurement of supplies and materials have been properly planned and periodic assessment of inventory movements been undertaken to ascertain the required quantity of items for stocking.”

Out of the P3 million worth of supplies, more than half or P1.6 million consisted of materials that laid dormant in the Senate for one to four years because of inadequate procurement planning.

These include printer supplies such as P900,000 worth of toner cartridges and P168,000 worth or ribbon cartridges; more than P127,000 worth of maintenance kits; P91,000 worth of ink refills; and about P70,000 in ink cartridges. Many of these supplies had already become useless after the Senate shifted from manual to automated paperless systems.

Sen. Ping Lacson also noted that after the inquiry, his panel would make "proper recommendation" to the Office of the Ombudsman or the Department of Justice "to file the appropriate criminal charges against those responsible."

Aside from Sen. Lacson, two other senators questioned the P3-million worth of excess supplies in the Senate, Sen. JV Ejercito who called for an investigation into the COA report and Senate President Koko Pimentel said that he would look into the matter because they should not waste money and resources in the Philippine Senate.

Source: Interaksyon


Sen. Lacson Warns People Responsible for Senate's P3-M Excess Toilet Paper to be Fired & Face Criminal Raps Sen. Lacson Warns People Responsible for Senate's P3-M Excess Toilet Paper to be Fired & Face Criminal Raps Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 7/07/2017 Rating: 5

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