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Pondo sa Anti-NPA Task Force, Haharangin ni Drilon!

SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon promised to go against the 2022 spending plan of the team against socialist rebellion since it tends to be utilized as a gigantic “campaign kitty” for the organization’s competitors in following year’s election .

The proposed National Expenditures Program that diagrams the public authority’s needs for 2022 will be submitted to Congress in July or August, after the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The senator on Tuesday noticed that the 2022 budget is an election budget. “We should be more vigilant. We must not allow the budget to be used for election or partisan political activities.”

Drilon said the spending plan of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-Elcac) can without much of a stretch be redirected to programs that can help support the administration’s candidates for 2022 election.

He accepts that the NTF-Elcac would look for an increment in its financial plan for 2022 to give more assets to various towns (barangay) cross country “in a political race year.”

Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. had asserted that the quantity of towns “cleared” of uprising has expanded by 1,398 – from 822 to 2,220.

The 822 towns had gotten financing from the team’s P16.4-billion purported barangay development program.

“That will be an incredible P28 billion political decision stash. We will energetically go against the financial plan of NTF-Elcac,” Drilon said in a proclamation.

He said clearly the program is veiled as an enemy of uprising countermeasure yet, actually, it is intended to help support the odds of the administration candidates for the following year’s election.

Drilon brought up that this ahead of schedule “there are barangay in the country which are being utilized for partisan politics”

He referred to, for example, a letter apparently coming from a barangay captain in a town in Bulacan coursed via online media probably requesting support for the office of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, the President’s daughter.

Source: Manila Times

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