The Philippine National Police (PNP) apparently enjoyed perks amounting to millions of pesos from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Sources revealed yesterday that the PNP maintained at least 22 accounts, which included among others the PNP Sweepstakes Funds.
The fund, sources explained, was used to purchase police equipment, which included P8.5 million to buy handguns in 2009. About P5.21 million was also set aside for the renovation of some offices in the same year.
Other accounts included the PCSO-AIDSOTF fund, PCSO Special Fund, PCSO Financial Assistance Fund, PCSO-Police Community Relations Group (PCRG) Fund, PCSO-PNP Program Management Fund, and the PAGCOR (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.) – AIDSOTF (Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force) Fund.
The AIDSOTF was formed by then President Arroyo during the term of retired PNP chief Edgar Aglipay. The fund remains operational.
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