Senators hailed for abandoning unused PDAF-A A +A
Monday, October 28, 2013
LOCAL officials in Iloilo City hailed the senators for abandoning their P3.18-billion unused Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for 2013.
The remaining funds have created savings, which the government may use as calamity fund for areas affected by Typhoons Labuyo and Santi, by the earthquake in Visayas, and the man-made disaster in Zamboanga.
The Office of the President declared that only P1.37 billion of the P7.5 billion calamity fund remains.
Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that Senate Resolution 14, spearheaded by Senate President Franklin Drilon, showed the total commitment of the senators in waiving their remaining PDAF for 2013.
He said the move showed the senators’ statesmanship and love of country in helping their constituents.
For Councilor Nielex Tupas, the senators’ move showed compassion for the victims of calamities that brought pain and sufferings and great losses on the economy and environment.
Mabilog said he is thinking of re-enforcing cultural heritage buildings in the city so that it will not suffer the same fate with that of Bohol Province, whose structures were destroyed by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake last October 15.
Iloilo City is an old city with several old cultural heritage buildings and churches. The province of Iloilo also hosts several old churches and heritage buildings in the municipalities. (Sunnex)