The savings of the country’s budget amounting to P575 billion can propel the economic growth if equitably shared down to the barangays, according to Sen. Ping Lacson, a credible fiscalizer whose advocacy is on the fight against graft and corruption.
Lacson who is always remembered for his anti-pork barrel stance said that if every province be released P1 billion, then it’s just to utilizing P81 billion out of the P575 billion.
This can trigger economic activities in the provinces as more money circulates in a given area, he stressed.
Lacson arrived here Wednesday in line with his advocacy to let the countrysides prosper by providing economic activities in all the provinces. He cited this as the ultimate way to decongest Metro Manila thus could solve the worsening traffic in the metropolitan area.
Aside from the P1 billion for each province, Lacson further said the rest of the savings be shared to each city, municipality, and barangay. He proposed each city be released with P300 million, each town with P100 million and each barangay with P6 million.
Senator Lacson articulated his advocacy against corruption and budget legislation during the well attended “Farmer’s Forum” at the CMM Quadrangle in Jagna town last Wednesday organized by mayoralty bet Joseph Ranola, president of the Center for Budget Legislation (CBL), a reputable budget specialist based in Manila.Â (Read: Special Supplement)
Rep. Anthony Bravo of the National Confederation of Cooperatives (NATCCO) party list likewise attended the forum which gave out several farm inputs to the various barangays in Jagna town.
The “Farmer’s Forum” was also graced by the Department of Agriculture as well as Phil. Coconut Authority (PCA) Regional Director Jun Lago and Prov’l Director Emil Romero who assured the maximum utilization of farmlands to be planted with coconut.