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Sa lump sum umpisahan! Lacson gives Duterte tip on where to start crackdown vs corrupt execs

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If President Rodrigo Duterte is intent on going after corrupt officials next, he may want to start with who is behind the lump sums in the P3.35-trillion national budget for 2017, Sen. Panfilo Lacson said Monday.

Lacson made the suggestion after finding such items during the Senate’s deliberations last week on the proposed 2017 national budget.

“Headline: Duterte to go after corrupt execs next.. Humongous lump sums in his first General Appropriations Law should be a good start,” he said on his Twitter account 3.

During the Senate deliberations on the proposed 2017 budget, Lacson noted millions of pesos in lump sum appropriations, including P500 million for the DPWH central office.

On the other hand, he also questioned why the House of Representatives moved some P8 billion from the budget of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao to that of the DPWH.

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