Sen. Grace Poe on Monday mentioned she plans to look into authorities bills on foreign trips amid studies that some Cabinet members have been travelling with their relations.
“I haven’t seen their expense reports perhaps when we have our budget hearing, I can look into that, we will look into that,” Poe mentioned in a TV interview on Monday.
“Gusto nating malaman, dapat hiwalay ang bayad ng mga kasama nila. Naintindihan ko, they want to spend some quality time with their family, even on an official trip. But who paid for them? (We just want to find out, that the expenses for their companions were separate. I understand that they want to spend some quality time with their family, even on an official trip. But who paid for them?),” she added.
Poe mentioned she was conscious that officers may simply say that they paid for themselves however reminded the federal government that it has to ship out the message to public that they’re “prudent’ sufficient when it got here to bills.
“Now, they can always say that ‘we paid for it ourselves,’ that’s fine. But I think that also the message that comes out, that government has to be very conservative when it comes to expenses,” Poe mentioned.
She additional mentioned that the federal government ought to be capable to right this picture particularly as a result of residents are “very conscious” on the approach to life of the chief govt.
“…In social media, I think that government officials should be a little bit careful,” she added.
Malacanang earlier dismissed critics saying that latest foreign trips of Pres. Duterte grew to become a junket for presidency officers.
Pres. Rodrigo Duterte himself has inspired his Cabinet members to take financial system class and keep in cheap accommodations when touring.