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« on: January 29, 2014, 11:43:32 AM »
Senators take home P1.4M a month–Santiago

By Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Wednesday, January 29th, 2014


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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago, hobbled by a chronic fatigue syndrome, made a rare appearance in a committee hearing on Tuesday, batting for the swift passage of the freedom of information (FOI) bill and urging the inclusion of a provision that would allow voters to determine if school dropouts in the Senate deserve their P1.4 million monthly pay.

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 11:44:05 AM »
Santiago told the committee headed by Sen. Grace Poe that the transparency measure should require the publication in a website of the basic salary, allowances and other incomes of all government officials amid widespread public outrage at the fat bonuses executives of the Social Security System and other state-owned firms had awarded themselves.

“It is urgent to stop corporate greed in the state bureaucracy. Those people help themselves to outrageous allowances and bonuses as if the government is an enterprise for profit. That is a sclerotic view of public service,” the feisty former trial judge fumed.

She was particularly scathing on the emoluments of members of the upper chamber based on computations by its finance and administrative services department.


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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 11:45:34 AM »
“The basic monthly salary of a senator is P90,000. But if you add all other legitimate sources of income such as allowances and honoraria, the total monthly income of a senator could be placed at some P1.4 million,” she said.

“There are some senators who did not finish high school or college. Do we really want to pay them this high a salary? That is a valid concern that voters might want to address, if they have access to information,” she said.

Santiago said she wanted the public to compare the monthly income of the highest-paid public official, the President, with the income of the “lowest-paid janitor in the bureaucracy.”

“In the corporate world, there is an algorithm for determining how much should be the salary of the highest-ranking officer, because it cannot be more than the salary of the lowest employee, when multiplied by a certain factor. That should also be the practice in the public sector,” Santiago said.

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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 11:46:11 AM »
Conflicting provisions

The senator also cited the maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) given to every senator’s office every month. “It is long past overdue to dismantle the MOOE which is a secret source of additional income for every senator,” she said.

“We should tear apart the veil of secrecy which covers total incomes of politicians. A public website should allow the citizen to access every senator’s sources of income, including MOOE, chairmanship of certain committees, membership in the Commission on Appointments, or in the oversight committees,” Santiago added.

Santiago said that while she was an ardent supporter of the long-pending FOI bill, there are two constitutional provisions that might clash with each other in the proposed measure.

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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 11:46:38 AM »
“Under the Bill of Rights, on the one hand, the provision of communications and correspondence shall be inviolable. On the other hand, the right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized,” she said in a statement.

“We have to be able to finish the antagonism between these two provisions lest critics question the constitutionality of the FOI law in the Supreme Court.”

Santiago added that the FOI bill should be reconciled with the existing Data Privacy Act and other laws as well.


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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 11:47:15 AM »
Duty to disclose

In her interpellation, she said that the law must draw a distinction between the mandatory duty to disclose and the duty to permit access to information.

Santiago said that in some countries, an FOI act covers only information under control of the state. She acknowledged the need for “presidential communication privilege” and that other executive officials are entitled to the “deliberative process privilege” to preserve the quality of decision-making.

She suggested that the FOI include among its exceptions those already provided under the National Internal Revenue Code, AIDS Prevention and Control Act, and Inter-Country Adoption Act, “in addition to information provided by foreign governments.”

Santiago added that a previous Supreme Court ruling stressed the provision in the Philippine Mining Act requiring the Department of Environment and Natural Resources “to maintain the confidentiality of confidential information supplied by contractors who are parties to mineral agreements.”

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2014, 11:47:37 AM »
Campaign promise

Various FOI bills have been introduced in Congress over the years.

Senate Bill No. 1733 seeks to grant the public access to government information, excluding only sensitive national security issues. Most legislators are against the bill, fearing publication of government workings that public officials would rather keep from the people.

President Aquino, who had promised to support the bill during the 2010 presidential campaign, has expressed reservations over a provision that would make transcripts of Cabinet meetings available to the public, except those pertaining to national security and diplomacy.

With such a provision, a Cabinet official may think twice about making statements in such meetings, Aquino said.

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 08:43:01 PM »
P1.4M monthly not for senators to keep–Drilon

By Norman Bordadora
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Thursday, January 30th, 2014


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Senate President Franklin Drilon. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Sen. Franklin Drilon agreed with Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago that the P1.4 million each senator receives monthly isn’t his or hers to take home.

According to Senate President Franklin Drilon, the amount—actually P1.45 million—is for each office to cover the staff salaries, allowances and office operating expenses, including supplies, communication and local travel, among others.

“But these funds are not meant to end up in the personal purses of the senators because they are used to keep their offices running to say the least. The amount is there to finance the full operations of their offices in pursuit of their legislative commitments,” Drilon said, adding that proper accounting procedures were followed.


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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 08:51:45 PM »
Confidential

But Drilon admitted that aside from a senator’s P90,000 salary, he or she was also entitled to a confidential budget of up to P280,000.

Drilon said there were certain instances when expenditures were confidential, and only during this circumstance was a simple certification by the concerned senator allowed in lieu of supporting receipts.

Drilon said these expenditures fall under items “extraordinary and miscellaneous expenses” (EMEs) and “other maintenance and operating expenses” (OMOEs), which have a total monthly allocation of P280,000.

He said the amount was used “to cover for expenses necessary and incidental to the performance of the official functions of the senator or in aid of legislation which includes, but is not limited to, gathering data relative to a legislative inquiry or to a concern or advocacy being advanced by the senator.”

Drilon said EMEs and OMOEs also cover expenses incurred to ensure the safety and security of the conduct of legislative inquiries and investigators and of persons invited to become witnesses.

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« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 08:52:38 PM »
FOI bill

Drilon made the statement two days after Santiago dared her colleagues to include in the freedom of information (FOI) bill a provision that would require the publication in a website of the basic salary, allowances and other sources of personal income of all public officials.

During her interpellation of FOI bill sponsor, Sen. Grace Poe, Santiago revealed the total monthly income of a senator was P1.4 million.

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confidential[/b] budget of up to P280,000.
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