Kiko Pangilinan: Where is the money? PPEs, food packs? Plan?
Where is the plan?
Senator Francis Pangilinan has asked the Duterte administration about the progress report on efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak nearly a week after the passage of the Bayanihan law.
The new law grants President Duterte additional powers to strengthen the government’s capability to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease in the country. It also requires Duterte to submit a weekly progress report to Congress.
“It’s been five days since the emergency powers, and as required by law, IATF needs to submit to Congress and effectively to the people a progress report every week. Where is the money? PPEs, food packs? Plan?” Pangilinan said in a Facebook post.
Pangilinan also wanted to know how the government has spent funds on the government’s COVID-19 response. He also sought an update on the personal protective equipment for health workers as well as food assistance for poor families.
“We’re almost halfway in our enhanced community quarantine, at katulad ng nabanggit natin sa ating pahayag nang ipasa ng Senado itong batas na ito, gusto nating makita na ipinapatupad ang batas at inilalaan ang pondo nang ayon dito at gaya ng inaasahan,” he said.