1 week COA mulls special audit of task force dealing with communist insurgency Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The Commission on Audit (COA) is considering the need for a special audit of the budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), according to COA Chairman Michael Aguinaldo. Aguinaldo gave that answer on Wednesday to a question asked by Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate during the hearing of the House Committee on Appropriations on the proposed 2021 budget of COA. Zarate noted that funds channeled to the task force in previous years were difficult to find in budget records. "We're looking into it --- if a special audit would be needed," ... more