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Monday, October 9, 2017

Int'l relations expert slams Aquino Solgen: bago ka umeksena, paki balik ng excess allowance mo

Sass Rogando Sasot and Florin Hilbay, photo compiled from Google
Social media influencer Sass Rogando Sasot, a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte hit former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay and told him to return the excess allowance given to him while still in position during the Benigno Aquino III administration, amounting to over four million.

This after Hilbay commented on the alleged proliferation of fake news in the country in the senate hearing last Wednesday, claiming that the problem is caused by officials spreading lies using taxpayer money.



"What I consider a threat to our democratic values and a danger to the market place of ideas is the prevalence of false information provided by public officials - whether deliberately or out of sheer incompetence," Hilbay said.

Sasot reacted by bringing up his alleged corruption.

"Bago ka umeksena diyaan, paki-clarify po sa bayan kung naibalik mo na ang EXCESS ALLOWANCE to the tune of P4,662,144.41 na iyong tinanggap bilang Solicitor General (lawyer) noong 2016," she said.

"Actually hindi lang ikaw ang dapat magbalik ng excess allowance, pati na rin si Calida atbp na lawyers sa SolGen's office. Pero ikaw Florin ang pinakamalaki according to COA," Sasot added.



Sasot linked to her post an article from the Philippine Daily Inquirer where the Commission on Audit reveals excess allowances for Solicitor General lawyers.

According to COA, in 2016, incumbent Solicitor-General Jose Calida and predecessor Florin Hilbay received excess allowances of P1,123,742 and P4,662,144.41, respectively.

For the COA, they could only receive allowances up to P351,258, half their 2016 salaries of P702,516. (Calida and Hilbay each served for six months under President Rodrigo Duterte and predecessor Benigno
Aquino III, respectively.)

All in all, the excess allowances including those received by 15 other OSG officials totaled P8,555,767.80.

Those who were also implicated were Myrna Agno Canuto, Herman Cimafranca, James Cundangan, Renan Ramos, Bernard Hernandez, Eric Remegio Panga, Ma. Antonia Edita Dizon, Danilo Leyva, Raymund Rigodon, Liway Czarina Ruizo, Sonny Von Ruaya, Lilian Abenojar, John Dale Ballinan, Melbourn Ziro Pana, and Ma. Hazel Acantilado.


source: For The Motherland Ph

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