Rosa Rosal seeks probe on PH Red Cross secretary general’s alleged questionable use of ₱200 million in aid money

The money should be properly accounted for.

ABS-CBN News correspondent Henry Omaga-Diaz reports that actress Rosa Rosal is calling on the board of governors of the Philippine Red Cross to launch an investigation on to determine if the organization’s secretary-general, Gwendolyn Pang, used P200 million in aid money for personal expenses.


The report noted that Rosal, a former Red Cross official, "based her complaint on an earlier letter from former Red Cross chief accountant Jeric Sian, who also questioned how some of the funds from donations were used." Sian said the funds were allegedly spent to produce "WOW" tarpaulins of former senator and current Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon, and for the purchase of plastic whistles which supposedly did not go through public bidding.

Another former Red Cross employee, John Bo, claimed that Pang used Red Cross money to pay for her "birthday celebration at a bar in Manila, parking rental at a private condominium, a wedding gift, and personal cellphone bills." Rosal said she called for a probe to be launched because she wants to "protect the institution she served for more than 63 years."



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