Duterte assures equal distribution of budget

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DAVAO CITY (July 22) — President Rodrigo Duterte is assuring every Filipino  that funds for public projects are equally distributed across the nation under his administration.

The President also assured that he is continuing the projects started by his predecessors.

In his speech during the Philippine Councilors League’s gathering at Iloilo Convention Center, Duterte emphasized “In the scheme of things now, if you are just worried about the distribution of the wealth of the nation in form with budget and what you get. Ah wala ho kayong problema diyan.”

Duterte  said that he has instructed his officials to ensure that good projects started by his predecessors will continue, adding that he has set aside politics to ensure public welfare.

“I have always instructed and that is my standing instruction all the way until matapos ako, God willing. Ah meron ‘yang national plan and I think it was Arroyo’s time sabi ko pati ‘yung kay Aquino, kopyahin lang ninyo ‘yan and distribute the public works, money equally all throughout,” Duterte said.

“‘Yung mga projects with — na importante according to NEDA — the previous NEDA and all the succeeding studies, tinapos ko po,” he added, noting the completion of the Cebu – Mactan International Airport Terminal 2.

According to the President, his administration is completing the Panglao Airport in Bohol and making improvements in the Clark International Airport.

“Baka ‘yung airport ninyo would need upgrading because you’re getting a lot of foreigners now. You have outpaced everybody including Davao. Ako maligaya ako. Anything that improves anywhere in the Philippines,” Duterte said.

“Wala na kasi ako sa politika. Mine is just to say that everything is fair na walang ano. Hindi ako nakikialam po. Hindi ka magpunta sa akin na ano… I’ll just refer you to NEDA and say that if it is good for the place, probinsiya mo di hingiin mo. Then I’m sure NEDA would start to study the pros and cons; and if you deserve it, you get it,” he said.

In various public speeches, Duterte said all he wants is to equally share the country’s financial resources  to the local government  especially those who have been left out during the pasty decades.-Jiann A. Padillo/NewsLine.ph

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