#PingSays: On proposed realignments in the 2018 budget | Nov. 16, 2017


In an interview, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:

– 2018 budget

– pork-like items in the budget

Quotes from the interview… 

On the PNP’s P900M budget:

“Actually di nila kailangan ang P900M. Wala na kasi sa kanila ang war against drugs, inalis ni presidente. So obviously hindi nila kailangan ang P900M. Some of my colleagues would want the P900M aligned to PDEA instead. Pero since ako ang sponsor ng PDEA at alam kong na-augment-an ang PDEA ng P1.2B, maybe I would realign instead the P900M from the Double Barrel fund to their MOOE. Kasi ngayon medyo mababa ang MOOE on a per capita, per police officer per month. Yan ang plano kong gawin. With the support of my colleagues, baka pwedeng iwanan sa PNP pero iba na ang item. Hindi na siya Double Barrel kundi augmentation na lang ng MOOE nila.”

On pork in the budget:

“Alam kong marami akong nasagasaang pork ng congressmen, and alam kong may masagasaan din ako rito. But hindi yan ang intention ko. Ang intention ko is to really put into good use ang money. After all tax money natin yan.”


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