7 months COA puts NBI on notice for delay in acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment, under spending MB
By Ben Rosario Only one out of eight state-of-the-art investigative and intelligence equipment and forensic laboratories funded by the government for acquisition last year was delivered to the National Bureau of Investigation, thus, adversely affecting the investigative agency’s modernization plan. National Bureau of Investigation (MANILA BULLETIN) The Commission on Audit said government authorized the release of P244.5 million for the project but delays in the procurement resulted in the non-delivery of seven items in the modernization plan. In its 2018 annual audit report released yesterday, COA also lamented the inability of the NBI to fully utilize P58.224 million in budget ... more