CLAIM: The Office of the Vice President spent only P25 million in confidential and intelligence funds


Former president Rodrigo Duterte falsely claimed in his TV program on SMNI that the Office of the Vice President (OVP) did not spend P125 million in confidential and intelligence funds (CIF). 

He also got the amount wrong when he said the amount in question was only P25 million.

However, the OVP previously admitted that the CIF fund had indeed been spent within 19 days in a House of Representatives plenary session.

In a Senate hearing, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel III asked Vice President Sara Duterte about the CIF liquidation and the process leading to the transfer of the funds from the Office of the President.

According to the vice president, the OVP requested a P500-million confidential fund from the Office of the President in August 2022. 

It was granted in December of the same year but was reduced to P221.424 million. Yvounne Bermudo


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Yvvoune Bermudo is a Journalism student from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and an intern for PressOnePH. This piece was created under the supervision of PressOnePH’s editors.