13, 2013, the DBM wrote Binay in response to her request, but she said its letter only contained the Commission on Audit findings on its report on the PDAF and VILP
determines entrepreneurship as a drive to improve economic conditions, job creation and facilitate social change.
It has been more than a year since I requested for documents pertaining to the releases of PDAF and VILP fundspero hanggang ngayon ni isang piraso ng report eh wala pa akong nahahawakan (But until now, I still have not received a single report)," she said in a statement.
The P69.261 billion released to the Department of Public Works and Highways ROs and DEOs for the VILP for CY 2007 to 2009 which could not be accounted to a specific legislator;
The COA special audit report showed that the lawmaker got at least P197 million worth of fund consisting of P120 million in VILP
for "hard" projects and another P76.8 million in PDAF for "soft" projects and P1 million more from other sources.
Who among us senators and congressmen asked for such releases under the VILP? To what kind of projects did this huge amount go?
The PDAF and the VILP do represent the totality of each legislator's congressional initiatives," Enrile said.
The COA report said that between 2007 and 2009, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released the following amounts: about P101.6 billion for various infrastructures including local projects (VILP); P12 billion for Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) projects; and P2.36 billion for financial assistance to local government units (LGUs); and budgetary support for government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs).
Those under the VILP are described as "hard projects" under the category of public works.
The COA report, started in 2010 and released on Friday, identified 371 legislators who accounted for P8.374 billion worth of "soft" projects such as livelihood programs under the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and P32.347 billion worth of pork barrel that went to "hard component" (called various infrastructure including local projects or VILP
) that were released from 2007 to 2009.