Former Manila Councilor and head of the Coalition for Investigation and Prosecution Greco Belgica accused Senator Antonio Trillanes IV of misusing fork barrel funds.
Belgica, on Monday said that Trillanes used his allocation in funding a lamp project that was never implemented.
“He had so many ghost projects that we discovered,” Belgica said.
Mentioning records from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), thee group together with he Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption headed by its founding chairman Dante Jimenez Trillanes was said to have received a total of P245 million in DAP money.
Belgica also said that he already submitted the documents to the Department of Justice (DOJ) related to Trillanes’ alleged ghost projects.
“We submitted our documents, evidences and investigation reports on all DAP funds involving P144 billion. Isa lang ‘yung kay Trillianes dun,” says Belgica.
“We submitted our report to the DOJ so they can validate our information themselves and investigate through the National Bureau of Investigation para fair,” he added.
When asked for his comments in an ambush interview at the Senate, Trillanes said:
“Isa pa yang si Belgica, may diperensya sa pag-iisip ‘yan. I don’t know why people keep on entertaining that.”
“Nakasama ko ‘yan noong 2013 sa campaign, medyo may ‘amats’ ‘yan. Pero sige, don’t take my word for it. Kung meron siya, eh ‘di i-file niya sa Ombudsman. Hinimay-himay na lahat ‘yan. You need a COA report para magkaroon ka ng ganyang allegations. Hindi ‘yan pwedeng presscon lang,” Trillanes said challenging Belgica to make formal complaints and file it.
Belgica is another President Rodrigo Duterte supporter while Trillanes is one of the president’s critics.