10 months House panel issues show-cause order against Diokno MB
By Ellson Quismorio Camarines Sur (1st District) Rep. Rolando Andaya Jr. didn’t waste time in tightening the noose on his nemesis Department of Budget and Manage­ment (DBM) Secretary Benjamin Diokno in his first hearing as House Appropriations Committee chairman on the multi-billion peso “budget inser­tion” issue. Andaya on Tuesday carried a motion from Appropriations panel member Leyte (3rd district) Rep. Vicente Veloso to issue a show-cause order for Diokno to explain to the body why he shouldn’t be cited in contempt. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno (KEVIN ESPIRITU / MANILA BULLETIN) This, after the DBM boss was no­where to be found ... more