MANILA, Philippines — Gabriela party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas blasted the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for allegedly continuing to spend so much money on conventions over the years, asking why the agency does not heed observations made by the Commission on Audit (COA).
Brosas during the House of Representatives’ plenary debates on the proposed 2023 budget on Friday asked the NCIP’s budget sponsor, Benguet Rep. Eric Yap, why the agency — despite being flagged by the COA for holding conventions and meetings in high end hotels or resorts in 2018 and 2019 — continued to spend extravagantly.
“Mr. Speaker, every year the COA has flagged NCIP under Allen C…
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