Duterte Admin to Investigate the P6-Million Budget for Christmas Party of PCSO

The tough-talking President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte will investigate the controversial P6-Million budget for the Christmas Party of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), the President himself will get to the bottom of the controversy according to a statement released by MalacaƱang on Thursday.

The controversial P6-million Christmas Party of PCSO was first exposed to the media by former whistleblower Sandra Cam who was recently appointed as PCSO Board member.

Sandra Cam revealed that the agency shelled out around P10 million for its Christmas Party that was allegedly held at the Edsa Shangri-La's Isla Ballroom on the night of Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The P10-million expose of Cam was disputed by PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan by saying that only P6 million was spend for the said Christmas Party. The PCSO General Manager explained that the Budget department had originally approved a budget of P14 million for the PCSO's Christmas Party, but he slashed the amount down to P6 million.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. gave assurance during a press conference with the media that the President would look into the reported multi-million-peso budget for the PCSO party.

"Number one, I have no information yet because media reported that this was a statement attributed to director Sandra Cam. Number two, well, I think you know that the President does not tolerate extravagance so we do not know yet.

I’m sure the President will look into the matter," he said. "As you know, he’s very sensitive to what is reported by his own people in the different branches of government. Let’s just say that with or without an order, the President takes heed," Roque added.

Sandra Cam who was appointed as PCSO board member is more popularly known as a former jueteng whistle blower, she purportedly snubbed the "very grandiose" Christmas party to protest the "inappropriate" celebration of the PCSO.

The PCSO general manager Alexander Balutan insisted that the personnel of the agency deserved the party and said the Shangri-La Hotel was not spacious enough to accommodate the 1,500 employees.

Source: SunStar Philippines

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