Summary Sheet of the Three (3) Motions Filed by Augusto L. Syjuco Jr., Ph.D. today in the morning of November 20, 2013
Please be informed that I have filed Three (3) Motions seeking leave from the Supreme Court for the following, to wit:
1. Motion to admit COA Annual Audit REPORT of 2011 on DBM’S DAP DISBURSEMENTS
On November 19, 2013, during the conduct of the oral arguments on DAP petitions, no one mentioned the Agency Audit Report on the Department of Budget and Management for 2011 conducted by the Commission on Audit(COA) for the year 2011. Even COA Chairperson, Maria Gracia Pulido-Tan, made no mention of any COA report regarding the DBM’s implementation of the DAP.
In filing this motion, I now informing the Supreme Court that:
b1.) there exists a COA Audit Report on DBM’s discombobulating misuse of DAP for year 2011; and
b2.) the COA Report dealt extensively with the unexplained irregularities of DBM in the implementation of DAP, specifically, COA’s observations in its 2011 audit of the DBM’s DAP questioned the integrity and efficiency of DBM’s operations on missing, unaccounted for, double-numbering, and skipping of control numbers for 3,158 different Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) out of 42,193 SARO’s for the year, 2011. These SAROs amount to ONE TRILLION NINE HUNDRED FORTY TWO BILLION TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX MILLION THREE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT AND THIRTY EIGHT CENTAVOS (Php1,942,286,355,788.38).
c) From the foregoing, by all reasonable appearances, OUR GOVERNMENT WENT BANKRUPT IN 2011, until today.
This is apparent in that government now has to borrow new money of $1 billion (Php 43 billion) for the relief of Yolanda victims.
2. Motion to Participate in the Oral Arguments
Last October 17, 2013, I wrote a letter addressed to the Honorable Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno requesting that I be allowed to deliver my oral arguments on the instant case on November 19, 2013. The said request was apparently not acted upon or impliedly denied. In an Advisory issued by the Supreme Court they only allowed lawyers-petitioners were allowed to participate in the oral arguments.
On the said hearing, I was interpellated by the Honorable Court without having been given the chance to argue.
Thus, I asked the Supreme Court to allow me, as well as, Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno and former National Treasurer Leonor M. Briones to deliver an oral argument on December 10, 2013
3. Urgent Motion to Resolve (“Urgent Motion for Issuance of Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction”)
Last October 21, 2013, I filed an “Urgent Motion for Issuance of Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction” on the implementation of the DAP.
Up to now, however, my said motion remains pending and deferred by the Supreme Court and no TRO was issued in the implementation of the DAP.
With this motion, I reiterated my “Urgent Motion for Issuance of Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction” filed last October 21, 2013 and sought its immediate resolution to stop the hemorrhage of public funds coursed through the DAP.
Thank you for your kind attention.
AUGUSTO L. SYJUCO JR., PH.D.