House of Representatives committee on appropriations chairman Rep. Karlo Nograles, who sponsored the Office of the President’s proposed P6 billion price range for 2018, stated suspended chairman Jose Vicente Salazar of the Energy Regulatory Commission remained underneath investigation by the OP.
“The OP is still conducting its inquiry, investigating the other charges that were filed against Chairman Salazar,” Nograles stated when requested by Minority Floor Leader Danny Suarez about Salazar’s standing.
“I understand the chairman of the ERC, Chairman Jose Vicente Salazar is now under suspension. Is the ERC still functioning normally?” he inquired.
Nograles stated Salazar is at present serving his suspension till December of this yr with out pay.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez earlier warned Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea that the House won’t approve OP’s price range until he adequately defined why his workplace took so lengthy in processing vital papers, together with Salazar’s case.
The House terminated debates on the OP price range on Monday night time.