‘Pork’ went to school already closed

31 Oct

Charges filed vs LP solon for questionable use of PDAF for ‘scholars’

By By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.

ILOILO CITY – Guimaras Representative Joaquin Carlos Rahman Nava is facing charges at the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged irregularities in a scholarship program funded by public funds credited as his pork barrel.

In a seven-page complaint dated October 21 and filed at the Ombudsman Visayas, Iloilo journalist Ranie Jangayo asked the anti-graft body to investigate the disbursement of P10,022,300 from the legislator’s 2012 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for scholarships intended for poor students in the towns of Jordan, Buenavista, San Lorenzo and Sibunag.

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