Press Release
September 4, 2019

Revilla slams MMDA for underutilized budget for flood control projects

Sen. Bong Revilla slammed the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for allegedly underutilizing a total of P 118 billion budget for flood control programs, according to a report by the Commission on Audit (COA).

In time with the Senate Hearing on Public Works Wednesday morning, Revilla filed Senate Resolution No. 69, "A resolution urging the senate committees on public services and finance to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, on the reported underutilization of the budget for flood control projects by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA).

The veteran legislator also asked officials of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) regarding their stand and plan of action on the issue.

According to Revilla's resolution, the 2018 Annual Audit Report of COA stated the MMDA programmed 170 flood control projects amounting to P 878, 570.322.86.

However, because of lapses in the observance of provision of the Government Procurement Law and ineffective planning, MMDA was only able to disburse P 4,257, 138, 089.70 or 59.12 % out of P 7,201,019,579.00.

The issue of underutilization of funds by the MMDA has been observed by COA in the past. In fact, COA has made the same recommendations over the years.

News Latest News Feed