By: Elena Grace Flores
Incoming National Economic Development Authority Chief Ernesto Pernia recommended Vice President Leni Robredo to be the head of the National Anti-Poverty Commission as she openly requested but Kadamay laid so many grounds for her not to be appointed.
Kadamay, an urban poor group first accused her of using the money from the 4Ps program or dole to buy the votes from the poor during the recent election. Advancing her political agenda cannot be a good reason to take advantage of poverty-alleviation funds that she gained access through her affiliation with the then reigning Liberal Party, Gloria Arellano, head of Kadamay said.
They have officially complained through the Commission on Elections against Robredo and Manuel Roxas II, regarding the 4Ps misuse of funds by forcing beneficiaries to patronize their political gatherings but in vain.