Sen. Hontiveros wants audit of funds, use of special powers under Bayanihan Act

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Published June 3, 2020, 3:26 PM

By Hannah Torregoza

Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday called for a proper audit of the funds and the special powers given to President Duterte under the Bayanihan To Heal As One Act.

Sen. Risa Hontiveros (Senator Risa Hontiveros / Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

This should be done before the passage of the proposed “Bayanihan to Recover as One” bill which Congress is now rushing to pass into law before Congress’ adjournment, Hontiveros said.

Hontiveros said that despite the passage of the Bayanihan Law or Republic Act No. 11469 that granted emergency powers to the President, the government has failed to meet its health and economic relief targets, as shown by the massive backlogs, slow contact tracing efforts, and delays in

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