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Nganga sa biyaya! Cayetano nixes add’l P50M to lawmakers but Deputy Speakers to get P150M more

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Lawmakers are reportedly dismayed after House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano shelved his plan to give them additional P50 million for 2020.

A source told Politiko that each lawmaker was entitled to P50 million under the House of Representatives’ P50-billion “leadership budget.” The Senate has a similar fund worth P20 billion.

For reasons known only to Cayetano, only the 22 Deputy Speakers he picked will get an additional P150 million.

Cavite Rep. Elpidio Barzaga said he was clueless about the supposed additional P50 million for lawmakers.

“Meron ako yung P70 million under NEP (National Expenditure Program) tsaka P30 million,” he said, adding that it’s best to ask Deputy Speakers about their reported windfall.

Cayetano has yet to comment on the matter amid the controversies he is facing as chairman of the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc).

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