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CamSur’s Nonoy nAndaya?

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CamSur Rep indicted for graft. Former Arroyo administration Budget Secretary and Camarines Sur Representative Rolando Andaya Jr. was again indicted yesterday for his role in the pork barrel scam where none of the projects supposedly funded under which allocations were implemented.

This was revealed Wednesday by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales after finding enough evidence to pin Andaya for complicity in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam case, involving the pork barrel funds allocated for former Ilocos Sur Rep. (first district) Salacnib Baterina.

The Ombudsman alleged that Andaya along with 18 other individuals including Baterina used bogus nongovernment organizations to divert P35 million of Baterina’s PDAF in 2007 to “ghost” farm inputs and livelihood projects.

Morales said Andaya violated DBM National Budget Circular No. 476 “thus making the funds easily accessible to the TLRC (Technology and Livelihood Resource Center) and bogus NGOs.”

Andaya also issued the SARO or sub-allotment release orders and notices of cash allotment (NCA) for Baterina’s PDAF without the “required project profiles and endorsements from the implementing agencies.”

Baterina, for his part, will be charged with one count of bribery and three counts of graft and malversation of public funds for his PDAF projects through the bogus NGOs Philippine Social Development Foundation Inc. and the Kaagapay Magpakailanman Foundation, Inc. and the state-run Technology and Livelihood Resource Center as the implementing agency.

Also charged along with Andaya and Baterina are Budget Undersecretary Mario Relampagos and three of his staff members.