Senator Panfilo Lacson on Monday resigned his post as vice chairman of Senate committee on finance.
In a statement, Lacson said he wanted to focus on scrutinizing the 2022 national budget look into the Commission on Audit reports which flagged several agencies’ use of funds.
“I trust that it is to the greatest interest of our people to once and for all, ferret out the truth behind these reports, put value to the oft-ignored COA mandate, and ensure that there will be no ‘sacred cows’ in making accountable those who have blundered the effective and proper use of public monies,” Lacson said in his resignation letter sent to Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
Lacson further assured Sotto that he would continue to “actively participate” in the budget deliberations at the Senate.
His post, vice chairperson of Senate finance panel, sponsors the annual budgets of the following:
Department of Information and Communications Technology and its attached agencies Department of National Defense and its attached agencies Commission on Human Rights Dangerous Drugs Board Mindanao Development Authority Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Southern Philippines Development Authority
–NB, GMA News