7 months House panel issues show-cause order vs. 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. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno (KEVIN ESPIRITU / MANILA BULLETIN) 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. This, after the DBM boss was nowhere to be found ... more