OPAPP fund mess – PGMA’s re-election bid 2004 (campaign) Misuse of public funds P329 million ($7.65 million) budget is part of the government’s P1.9 billion ($46 million ) fund allocation for the Pamana program for 2012 Tagged as counter-insurgency program masquerading as a peace and development program
questioned the laxity in regulations governing Pamana’s fund releases. community-driven development approach in which people are given control over development decisions – on how they want to use the funds they receive. This so-called CDD approach is also what’s being used by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in its implementation of the CCT scheme and the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS).
Under the Philippine Development Plan 2010-2016, the peace process has two defined tracks. Track 1 entails the resumption of peace talks with the MILF and the NDFP, and completion of the signed final peace agreements with the Moro National Liberation Front and the CPLA. Track 2 is a “complementary track… to address the causes of conflict” in conflict-affected areas through the Pamana program.
CPLA and the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade
disbursed P31 million ($720 thousand) reportedly for socio- economic development projects of the RPA-ABB. A supposed peace pact between the government and the RPA-ABB called for financing of such projects for rebel returnees. the government was exposing its lack of sincerity in pursuing peace by funding the RPA-ABB, which, he said, has long been exposed as a criminal syndicate. RPA-ABB’s formation, its members have been mercenaries and going into the service of drug lords and political warlords. “Since 1992, the RPA-ABB has been a bandit group that steals from the masses. They entered into a bogus peace talks with the Estrada regime in 2000 in a desperate attempt to maintain funding and organizational survival. It’s primarily a pseudo- revolutionary organization comprised mostly of thieves,”
peace agreement between the RPA-ABB and the Estrada government. The agreement signed on December 6, 2000 brokered by Danding Cojuangco Present during the signing were then-executive secretary and current senator Edgardo Angara, Cojuangco and former RPA-ABB leader Arturo Tabara