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Philippine Government Launches Transparency Website To Monitor Foreign Aid

The Aquino administration launched the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH), which will update the public on how much foreign aid is coming in the Philippines, what kind of services are being provided by the international community and the other donations being coursed to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

But before this website was initiated, the Commission on Audit (COA) also said they will make sure every single centavo being donated by the international community is accountable.

These two moves were done after the general public asked the government to make sure the donations are really being used to uplift the plight of the typhoon's victims.

The latest tally of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) showed that the foreign aid already amounted to P5.4 billion, some in cash while others are in kind.

In his official statement, President Benigno Aquino III explained what the website is and what it does. He also invited the public to maximize the efficiency of the collective efforts by monitoring how the contributions are being used.

Aside from the aim to be more transparent and accountable, Mr. Aquino said the website will also be a way to thank the international community for their generosity.

"We also know that it is important to reinforce the relationship we have with our people and with the international community. We will do this by ensuring that the aid and assistance pledged for Filipinos will be used only to benefit Filipinos."

Mr. Aquino is currently in Leyte now to oversee the relief operations there. He also visited Guiuan in Eastern Samar.

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