Zarate files resolution to investigate SEA Games funds use

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A LEGISLATOR has called for an investigation on the controversies involving the use of funds for the hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games that was concluded Dec. 11.

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani T. Zarate led the filing of House Resolution 602 last Thursday, which seeks to probe how the allocated budget was spent for the sporting event.

The resolution says the probe aims to shed light on the most controversial issues, including reports of several unfinished sports venues and the P50 million stadium cauldron.

“It is the primordial duty of the Congress, in the exercise of its legislative and oversight functions, to ensure that the people’s money was utilized for the benefit of the Filipino people and not wasted due to government inefficiency and corruption” part of the resolution said.

The resolution is pending before the House of Representatives committee on good government and public accountability. — Genshen L. Espedido