Pres. Duterte signs law abolishing the controversial Road Board amid its corruption controversies

Pres. Duterte signs law abolishing the controversial Road Board amid its corruption controversies

- President Rodrigo Duterte has recently signed a law seeking to abolish the controversial Road Board

- The Road Board was accused of mishandling the funds of Motor Vehicle User’s Charge

- Under the new law, a Congressional Oversight Committee will be established

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President Rodrigo Duterte has recently signed a bill into law seeking to abolish the controversial Road Board amidst the corruption allegations it has been facing.

KAMI learned that the President has signed the new law last March 8. Under the Republic Act 11239, it also provided for the disposition of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge (MVUC).

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In a report by the ABS-CBN News, the Road Board used to handle the funds from MVUCs. The said funds were supposedly for the road maintenance, installation of traffic lights, road safety devices, and improvement of road drainage.

However, the Commission on Audit (COA) has claimed that there were irregularities with the MVUCs fund and other special funds.

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According to a report by the GMA News, the new law establishes a Congressional Oversight Committee that will be overseeing the implementation of RA 11239 and the use of funds.

The new committee will be composed of five members each from the House of Representatives and the Senate, including members from their minority groups.

The current employees of the Road Board secretariat will then be absorbed by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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