Former National Youth Commissioner Ronald Cardema decried ABS-CBN on Facebook for malicious headline suggesting he spent more than P800 million without proper liquidation.
Cardema opened the FB post by asking ABS-CBN if the headline he was staring at his face was indeed 800M. He did not even pocket P8, in contrast of the insinuation of ABS-CBN.
Cardema accused ABS-CBN of making catchy and clickbait headline to get clicks. Having Supervisors/Editors before they publish news, Cardema refused to buy any alibi from the news media giant that a fake headline would go under their radar undetected.
Cardema took this opportunity to deny ABS-CBN’s insinuation he made illegal disbursement of funds. Besides, Cardema clarified, NYC’s annual budget is only P150M.
Cardema claimed he did not touch his travel expenses because he did not travel.
Meanwhile, Cardema mentioned he spent two hours talking about COA and NYC with the COA Chairman and yet, he was not alerted if indeed the allegation was true.
You may read Ronald Cardema’s full FB post below.
800 MILLION!!!??? KAHIT 8 PESOS TANGINA WALA NGA E!
Wow ABS-CBN ha, franchise niyo ha, manggagago kayo just for media mileage. May Supervisors/Editors kayo bago mag-publish ng news niyo tapos fake headline. (Mamya sabihin niyo naman, nagkamali lang.) Wala man lang double-check.
Ginawa niyo pang catchy, COA TELLS CARDEMA, NYC TO REFUND 800M. Idikit niyo pa na nagresign ako para mukhang tatakas sa ganyan kalaking imbentong issue niyo.
150M lang budget ng NYC! Leave Credits ng mga iba yan, mga nagtatrabaho ng weekends sa ibang lugar, at sila nag-comply na sa COA requirements. Ako walang ganyan kahit isa. Magheheadline kayo ng ganyan, mamya kunwari nagkamali, para maging catchy lang story niyo. Travel funds ko dyan, intact, di ko binabawasan, di ako byahe ng byahe.
Kung maka “COA ordered NYC kayo na issue,” magkasama kami mismo ni COA Chairman last month lang for two hours talking about COA & NYC, wala man lang kahit anong ganyang issue from COA, kahit konti. May pronouncement Pangulong Duterte na wag i-extend ABS-CBN congressional franchise niyo tapos mang-gagago pa kayo ng ganyan now!