DILG Undersecretary and Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya clarified that graft and corruption cases related to the handling of the SAP fund will now be investigated by the Philippine National Police (PNP) – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) and no longer by the DILG field offices.
He said that the Año has decided to transfer the investigation of corrupt practices of barangay officials of SAP from the DILG field offices to the PNP CIDG field offices for the immediate filing of cases since the CIDG has more investigators than the DILG field offices.
“Iyong mga tara, kaltas, splitting at pare-parehas ang pangalan ng nakatanggap ng SAP ay CIDG na ang mag-iimbestiga niyan. Ngunit kung mga violations of social distancing, tinolerate ni kapitan iyong tupada, nagkaroon ng parade o naging pabaya si kapitan sa mass gathering ‘yan po ang may show cause kasi administrative case ‘yan,” he said.
“Si Sec. Año will not tolerate a single instance of graft and corruption. ‘Pag may ‘tara’ (corruption system), may kaltas, merong splitting, pulis na po ang pupunta sa inyo at kung sakaling caught in the act kayo, aresto na po kayo kaagad,” he added.
The DILG Spokesperson said that the public may participate in validating the list of beneficiaries of SAP in their communities by checking the list posted in barangay halls which is also a requirement for LGUs to get the 2nd tranche of SAP to be downloaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
“Iyong compliance ng mga barangay sa pagpaskil ay mataas, 97% ng lahat ng barangay pinaskil ang mga listahan ng kanilang mga benepisyaryo. Kaya nakikita ng mga kababayan natin kung sino ang tiwali dahil makikita mo sa listahan kung mayroong anomalya,” he said.
Source: DILG, May 14, 2020