ARMM Officials Confirms Scheme of Brgy. & Town Officials Pocketing the Money Intended for 4Ps Beneficiaries

Former ARMM Deputy Governor Norodin Alonto Lucman revealed on his official Facebook Page that an official of the Autnomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has uncovered a scheme in which barangay and town officials in the five provinces in the region have been pocketing the money intended for the beneficiaries of the government's Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).


According to a local tribal leader and chieftain in Marawi City who made a name for himself after he sheltered 71 people, including more than 50 Christians, in his home during the Battle of Marawi, the confirmation of the anomalies was confirmed by Lawyer Laisa Alamia, newly installed social welfare and development secretary of the ARMM.

Atty. Laisa Alamia said that her office had been swarmed with complaints, coursed through a government hotline and from beneficiaries themselves, about some officials and government employees in the region collecting the money that 4Ps beneficiaries were supposed to receive.

Here's the Complete Report of Norodin Alonto Lucman Source from Inquirer:

An official of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has uncovered a scheme in which barangay and town officials in the five provinces in the region have been pocketing the money intended for the beneficiaries of the government’s Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

Lawyer Laisa Alamia, newly installed social welfare and development secretary of the
ARMM, said her office had been swarmed with complaints, coursed through a government hotline and from beneficiaries themselves, about some officials and government employees in the region collecting the money that 4Ps beneficiaries were supposed to receive.

"Imagine, a mother was supposed to get P1,400 cash from 4Ps, but some unscrupulous government employees—teachers, social workers—withdraw the money from their ATM (automated teller machine accounts) and hand over to them just P500. They pocket the rest of the subsidy,” Alamia told the Inquirer.

She said these government employees were keeping the ATM cards of beneficiaries after these were pawned to them.

Among the complaints that Alamia received involved some politicians forcing beneficiaries to pawn their cards or to pay some fees before they could withdraw their money.

Alamia said she had monitored the problem in the provinces of Maguindanao, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and Lanao del Sur.

Source: Inquirer / Facebook 

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