Salamat po sa mga nanood ng Coco-Loka ng I-Witness noong Lunes at sa mga nagbigay ng feedback. Sana bantayan natin ang isyu ng coco levy funds. Gaya ng iba pang mga usapin, pag-aralan natin ito nang mas malaliman pa.
May entry si Howie Severino sa blog niya tungkol sa isyung isinalaysay namin sa inyo sa nasabing episode:
Perfect timing or unlucky coincidence?
The Arroyo administration releases P1.9 billion in coco levy income just in time for the election campaign.
The coco levy fund plunder case — one of the gaping wounds from martial law still needing closure — is turning 20 years old this year, not a proud anniversary. The Presidential Commission on Good Government, which sequestered coco levy assets and has been administering them while the court cases drag on, may not have wanted anyone to remember the glacial pace of Philippine justice. But soon after the year turned, the PCGG quietly released an unprecedented document that is now generating questions. Issued on January 9, 2007, the PCGG resolution, seen below, permits the use of income from coconut levy shares in San Miguel Corporation.