The team gathered all previous data (from online and offline sources) on intelligence and confidential funds since 1989 to highlight the meteoric increase in spending on these funds under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte. We noted that President Rodrigo Duterte’s intelligence and confidential funds, which in 2018 amounted to a combined P2.5 billion, is more than 5 times bigger than that of the previous administration. This is on top of intelligence and confidential funds given to law enforcement, security, and other agencies.The series highlighted the need for thorough congressional of the use of the funds given the fact that they have been abused in the past and are difficult to audit.
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