DAVAO CITY – The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) claimed that  the P1.14 billion funds allocated in 2013 for the government’s peace and development program, dubbed as the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) program, were all accounted for.

Opapp Secretary for Programs on the Bangsamoro, Howard Cafugauan said “(i)t was unfortunate that some of the funds were unused as of end-2013, or liquidation reports were incomplete by end-2013 because utilization of funds started late in 2013 as the use of these funds were stopped late 2012 during the Supreme Court’s deliberations on the case regarding the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).”

Opapp said that the Commission on Audit (Coa) observation on projects with no liquidation report or incomplete liquidation report, such as the P156 million allotted to Northern Samar provincial government are being addressed.

“Liquidation reports being completed and gathered by the implementing agencies for submission to OPAPP and COA.  The same is also happening in the case of other provinces that received Pamana funds and have yet to submit complete liquidation reports,” it said.

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