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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Cardema falsely claims no disallowances were issued to NYC

The Commission on Audit has not issued notices of disallowance to the National Youth Commission.

Ronald Cardema 2022-10-01 False

In its 2021 audit report, COA ordered NYC to refund certain amounts of unauthorized or unsubstantiated prepaid load cards as well as irregular and unnecessary expenditures. It had previously issued notices of disallowance after flagging excessive claims of travel and meals in 2018 and “expenses not in accordance with existing government rules and regulations” in 2019.

Responding to allegations of corruption in the National Youth Commission (NYC), Chairperson Ronald Cardema falsely claimed that no notices of disallowance have been issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) to the agency.

Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raoul Manuel raised during the House plenary session last Sept. 27 irregularities in NYC’s expenses that COA had flagged since 2018. The congressman then called for Cardema’s resignation.

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Editor’s note: This fact check was updated on Oct. 17, 2022 to include the video fact check.

 

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Kamuning Bakery Cafe, Pandesal Forum with Congressman Raoul Manuel, KABATAAN PARTYLIST Representative,Oct. 1, 2022

House of Representatives of the Philippines, 19th Congress 1st Regular Session #23 (Day 6) – FY 2023 Budget Deliberations on HB# 4488, Sept. 27, 2022

Commission on Audit, National Youth Commission Annual Audit Report 2021 Part 2 – Observations and Recomm, accessed Oct. 3, 2022

Commission on Audit, 2009 Revised Rules Of Procedure Of The

Commission On Audit, Sept. 15, 2009

Comelec disqualifies Ronald Cardema

Cardema is reappointed as NYC commissioner

Commission on Audit, National Youth Commission Annual Audit Report 2018 Part 2 – Observations and Recomm, accessed Oct. 3, 2022

Commission on Audit, National Youth Commission Annual Audit Report 2019 Part 2 – Observations and Recomm, accessed Oct. 3, 2022

Commission on Audit, National Youth Commission Annual Audit Report 2019 Part 3 – Status of PY’s Recommendation, accessed Oct. 3, 2022

Commission on Audit, National Youth Commission Annual Audit Report 2020 Part 3 – Status of PY’s Recommendation, accessed Oct. 3, 2022

 

(Guided by the code of principles of the International Fact-Checking Network at Poynter, VERA Files tracks the false claims, flip-flops, misleading statements of public officials and figures, and debunks them with factual evidence. Find out more about this initiative and our methodology.)