Becoming the House Speaker comes with power and a whole lot of perks.
House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano will get close to P10 billion for infrastructure projects in Taguig for 2021, a document obtained by Politiko showed.
The funds for Taguig, which are lodged in the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) proposed 2021 budget, are for a total of 171 infrastructure projects.
The amount allotted for Taguig, which is controlled by Cayetano’s family, is even bigger than the P8 billion that Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. claimed the Speaker will have.
Teves on Thursday (September 17) confronted DPWH Secretary Mark Villar about the hefty allocations given to Taguig and Camarines Sur, the bailiwick of Cayetano’s ally, Deputy Speaker Luis Raymund Villafuerte.