After finding out that the Tarlac provincial government spent an amount of P48 million for meals and snacks during meetings, seminars, and related activities from January to December 2015, The Commission on Audit said that such can be considered as “excessive expenditures” under COA Circular 2012-003.
“Meals and snacks served during meetings and other activities aggregating P48,275,638.78 as of December 31, 2015 were practically incompatible with the purposes enumerated in Section 343 of Republic Act 7610 (the Local Government Code of 1991),” the COA audit report released recently stated.
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