The Department of National Defense is open for a Senate investigation to answer Commission on Audit’s report that DND-Quick Response Fund was misused. “Of course all these efforts are welcome, it’s important for us to explain all these things, importante ring maikuwento namin sa taongbayan kung ano ba talaga nangyari diyan,” DND spokesperson Peter Paul Galvez said.
“We have actually coordinated this with the COA, we have already submitted our reply to them,” Galvez added.
“We reiterate that the DND released and used its QRF in its mission to include capacitating stakeholders for disaster preparedness/mitigation and operations during the disaster itself. This is so that losses and damages may be limited and that conditions may be quickly normalized.”
Senator Francis Escudero announced that a joint congressional oversight committee will check on COA’s report. “We will be having a hearing on the third week of January to determine what was done, what was failed to be done by various concerned agencies during the past calamities.”