Also being developed for students by the TLRC
is an online orientation.
failed to liquidate the said amount, so the prosecution ruled that Suplico and TLRC
should be accountable for it.
The funds were transferred to TLRC
as the implementing agency for Suplico's supposed livelihood and development projects in his district.
Also indicted were Molugan president Samuel Bombeo Sr., Teves' former chief of staff Hiram Diday Pulido and former TLRC
officials director general Antonio Ortiz, deputy director general Dennis Cunanan, department manager Francisco Figura, chief accountant Marivic Jover and legislative liaison Belina Concepcion.
At the same time, the implementing agency - TLRC
- accepted the NGO and released the funds to it based only on the endorsement of Suplico and Ortiz and not through public bidding or a negotiated procurement, which is needed under R.A.
Besides this set of charges, Ipong also faces one count each of graft and malversation before the Sixth Division over the misuse of his P4.9-million PDAF proceeds involving AFPI and TLRC
. Ipong raised similar arguments in questioning the said indictment this month.
Suplico vehemently denied having any links with TLRC
or AARON Foundation.
He pointed out that the Department of Budget and Management directly released the funds to TLRC
through the Bureau of Treasury.
'There is no need to exert any influence on the part of accused Ipong since the implementation and monitoring of my project will be the responsibility, primarily of TLRC
, and AFPI without intervention from petitioner after he has identified the project and conduit NGO,' he said.
His coaccused were three officials of what was then known as Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC
): former Director General Antonio Ortiz, former Deputy Director General Dennis Cunanan and chief accountant Marivic Jover.
Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, who conceptualized the program, said "we will support local OFWs in securing assistance from resource agencies, and especially in accessing the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)'s special loan program." Resource persons (TLRC
) and other agencies have been invited to the Feb.
Also charged were three executives of the Technology and Livelihood Resource Center (TLRC
) - namely, Antonio Ortiz, Dennis Cunanan, and Marivic Jover - and Alfredo Ronquillo of AFPI.