NYC asked to explain more than P250,000 worth of ‘unauthorized’ meals, snacks

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  • The National Youth Commission was asked to explain their ‘unauthorized’ meals and snacks amounting to P268,068.55
  • The meals and snacks were considered ‘unauthorized’ due to the lack of issuance of “Notice of Meeting”
  • The NYC also hired highly-technical consultants even without proper supporting documents

The National Youth Commission was asked by the Commission on Audit (COA) to explain P268,068.55 worth of meals and snacks that were considered unauthorized.

The COA reported that NYC spent a total of P296,968.30 for the whole payment of snacks in all 126 meetings for 2017. Out of the 126, 112 meetings that costs P268,068.55 worth of meals and snacks were unofficial due to the lack of issuance of ‘Notice of Meeting.’

The COA report was quoted by GMA; saying, “The PCVs (petty cash vouchers) for payment of meals and snacks served during the meetings and related activities were without the duly signed ‘Notice of Meeting’ or ‘Office Orders’ issued for that purposes.”

Furthermore, the NYC was also called out for hiring technical consultants without the necessary supporting documents. NYC did not even present a copy of the curriculum vitae of the hired consultants and staff, as confirmed by Philstar.

The commission’s expenses for consultancy services increased significantly from just P874,400 in 2016 to P3.55 million in 2017.

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