Pres. Duterte Seeks Accountability Over Corruptions of Malampaya Natural Gas Project

The very first President from Mindanao, Pres. Rody Duterte has called for accountability over the corruption of funds sourced from earnings of the Malampaya natural gas project during the administration of former Pres. Noynoy Aquino.


Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying "Alam mo ang malas ng Pilipinas? Ewan ko, Diyos lang ang makasagot nito. Ang Indonesia, may oil. Brunei, may oil. Ang Malaysia, may oil. Tayo, wala. Kokonti lang gas natin [Malampaya] kinurakot," he said at the 6th Regional Community Defense Group Ground, Camp General Adriano Hernandez, Dingle, Iloilo on Thursday.

The controversial and alleged Pork-Barrel Mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles was considered as the main culprit of the controversial Malampaya Deepwater Gas-to-Power project off the coast of northwestern Palawan.



The Malampaya Natural gas field has proven reserves of about 2.5-3.5 trillion cubic feet of gas (TCF), 85 million barrels of condensate and at least 20 to 40 million barrels of oil, according to the information posted on the Department of Energy website. It is scheduled to produce 146 billion cubic feet (BCF) of gas per year.

According to Pres. Duterte, the people responsible for the alleged mismanagement of funds should be held accountable.

The President was quoted as saying "Uwi na tayo. Nag-init ulo ko. [laughter] Somebody has to account for the loss of it. Hindi ako papayag na… ‘Yung Malampaya, may kita ‘yan," he said.

"Kailangan talaga may managot diyan. Hindi pwede ng.... ‘Yung sa akin pwede ako magpasensya, pero kung utang mo sa Pilipino—lahat ngayon bayad," he added.



The national government through the Office of the Ombudsman had already indicted several people, including Janet Lim-Napoles, former Budget Secretary and incumbent Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. and former Agrarian Reform secretary Nasser Pangandaman, for graft and malversation before the Sandiganbayan in relation to the Malampaya fund mess.

Investigators from the Office of the Ombudsman found that P900 million from the Malampaya fund was channeled to Napoles' 12 NGO's that implemented ghost projects during the previous administrations.

Watch the Speech of Pres. Duterte During the TienDA Inauguration in Iloilo City:



Source: GMA News / PNA

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