By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has assailed an unnamed congressman for urging the government to utilize the P300 billion set aside by Congress to fund the country’s fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19).
Early Thursday, Duterte clarified that the amount will be sourced from funds allocated for projects that cannot be completed before Duterte’s term ends in June 2022.
“Yung pinagdadaldal ng isang congressman na ulol, torpe na may P300 billion binigay ng Kongreso, hangin ho lahat yan. Wala pa yang pera na yan dito,” according to him.
“Yung budget for next year, we’re preparing it now. Yung budget na pinapatakbo natin was prepared last year but [Covid-19] was not included in that budget.”
“Yung sabi ko na P300 billion yun yung sinabi ko na walang masyadong proyekto na walang siguro or projects that cannot be completed during my term,” the President said.