U.S. embassy files charges vs. NGO for submitting fake receipts to account for where U.S. donation went

ABS-CBNNews.com reports: "The U.S. Embassy in Manila has filed charges of falsification of documents against officials of the non-government organization (NGO) Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF), including the group’s president, Maria Cecilia Oebanda. The National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) anti-graft division conducted a probe and found out that the VFF gave fraudulent receipts to the embassy that was auditing donations amounting to around ₱300 million that USAID gave to the group since 2005." The report refers to VFF as "a leading campaigner against human trafficking in the country."

ABS-CBNNews.com reports: "The U.S. Embassy in Manila has filed charges of falsification of documents against officials of the non-government organization (NGO) Visayan Forum Foundation (VFF), including the group’s president, Maria Cecilia Oebanda. The National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) anti-graft division conducted a probe and found out that the VFF gave fraudulent receipts to the embassy that was auditing donations amounting to around ₱300 million that USAID gave to the group since 2005." The report refers to VFF as "a leading campaigner against human trafficking in the country."

 

The report noted that the NBI "discovered 32 boxes of the falsified receipts inside the VFF office" and that "a VFF auditor who recently resigned accused Oebanda of ordering the manipulation of receipts." According to the report Atty. Laurence Arroyo, lawyer of VFF, has denied the charges.

 

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