8 months Belgium starts investigating funds allegedly diverted to CPP-NPA MB
By Roy Mabasa Belgium is now conducting an investigation on the claims made by the Philippine government that some local non-government organizations with ties to Communist rebels are receiving funds from Belgium and other European Union (EU) countries. “We are aware of the claim made by the Philippine government. We take this claim seriously and have started immediately investigating the matter, together with the European authorities,” the Embassy of Belgium in Manila said in a statement sent to reporters on Friday. (MANILA BULLETIN) The Belgian Embassy emphasized that the funding it channels to recipient NGO is subject to “strong legal ... more