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HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER: MORE LOCAL EXECS WANT TO SHED LIGHT ON ’PARKING FUNDS’ SCAM



House Majority Floor Leader Rolando Andaya remains unfazed despite the joint support given by Senators and Cabinet members to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno over the budget allegations thrown against him by lawmakers in the lower chamber.

According to Andaya, more local government executives want to seek an audience with him to shed light on the so-called "parking scam" in the budget allocations in the Region V or Bicol.

He disclosed that a mayor from the said region approached him over the weekend and intimated that a former Cabinet official now seeking an elective seat was responsible for parking at least ₱300 million in infrastructure projects in the proposed 2019 national budget.

However, Andaya refused to name the said ex-Cabinet official but reminded that this will be tackled in the investigation by the House rules committee on the budget anomalies and anomalous allocations in the National Expenditure Program on Jan. 3, 2019.