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DICT’s Rio quits, cites confidential fund anomaly

Undersecretary Eliseo Rio of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has resigned to President Rodrigo Duterte as he questioned the disbursement of P300 million in DICT’s confidential funds. Usec. Rio said the main issue was the grant and questionable disbursements of P300 million in confidential funds, which he said has no use for it, nor the mandate to conduct surveillance or intelligence activities. He warned such funds are not subject to regular audit.