Ombudsman investigators found that AFPI
had not been issued any business permit since 2004, and its business address was located in a vacant lot.
In its findings, the Ombudsman revealed that AFPI
has not secured a business permit since 2004, when it started transacting business with lawmakers who have PDAF allocation.
's partner in Germany is one of the leading suppliers of vending machine coin acceptors in the world,' AFPI
said in a statement on Friday.
Prior to the Beep Card's launch at MRT 3, AFPI
will sell Beep Cards starting Monday at MRT 3 stations in North Avenue, Cubao, Shaw Boulevard, Ayala Avenue, and Taft Avenue.
We have no definite date yet for MRT 3 but it will be in the first two weeks of October," Agnes Padilla of AFPI
Cabrera appealed for the riding public's understanding for the inconvenience that the shift will cause, adding that AFPI
needs time to replace all AFCS gates as well as test and validate the contactless ticketing scheme.
The TRC officials allegedly failed to carefully examine and verify the qualification of AFPI
and KKAMFI when they certified the expenses as necessary, cleared the completeness of the supporting documents and issued the corresponding checks.
Ipong's co-accused include TRC officials Antonio Ortiz, Dennis Cunanan, and Marivic Jover, and AFPI
President Alfredo Ronquillo.
Instead of using the PDAF disbursements received by them to implement the livelihood projects, the officers of KKAMFI, KMBFI and AFPI
, as well as their suppliers, all acting in conspiracy with Clarete and herein respondents, diverted the PDAF for their own personal benefits,' the Ombudsman said.
The Ombudsman cited the COA report that AFPI
had no financial capacity to take on the project as it only had a capital stock contribution of P68,000 and had declared a net loss of P5,840 for 2007.
Veloso requested that the Technology Resource Center (TRC) be the implementing agency with AFPI
as NGO-partner, audit records showed.
The former lawmaker, however, claimed he was not responsible for 'accrediting' AFPI
as he merely 'recommended' the non-government organization.