COA: Estrada left Manila city gov’t with P141-M in unresolved transactions


Posted at Jul 09 2019 11:54 PM

MANILA—Former Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada left the city government with more than P141 million worth of unresolved transactions, a Commission on Audit report showed.

According to the report, the city has a total of P141,021,321.31 notices from various transactions. 

Courtesy of Manila Public Information Office

Based on the report released by the Manila Public Information Office, the Estrada administration left the city with P42,538,364.47 in suspensions, P67,165,880.48 in disallowances and P31,317,076.36 in charges.

None of these amounts were resolved between April 1 to June 30.

In an interview on DZMM, Estrada said he was ready to face any court after the COA reported that Manila had a deficit of P4.3 billion.

"If there is something wrong, sue me. I'm willing to face any. I inherited a bankrupt city. I paid all the debts and was able to put up all these projects, renovate all the hospitals — free hospitals, free doctors, free medicines, free burial," he said.

Estrada also said his conscience is clear, and all records have been turned over to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.