THE chairman of the House committee on appropriations on Sunday expressed his commitment to safeguard the righteous expenditure of the people’s budget following the enactment of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2021 and two other measures extending the validity of the 2020 GAA and of the Bayanihan 2.
“Our responsibility as the appropriations chair does not end once the budget is enacted. Aside from our regular committee work, we will exercise the oversight function of the committee to look into how the budget will be spent throughout the year. Sisiguruhin natin na ang bawat piso na galing sa buwis ng mamamayang Pilipino ay diretso sa kapakinabangan nila,” said ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Yap, caretaker of Benguet province.
“Isa rin sa bubusisiin natin ay kung paano ginastos ang Bayanihan 1 at 2, lalo na sa mga ahensya na kung saan marami tayong natanggap na reports ng irregularidad. Itong dalawang batas na ito ipinasa para tulungan ang ating mga kababayan na higit na naapektuhan ng pandemya, lalo na yung mga nawalan ng hanapbuhay at walang panggastos para sa pamilya. If we uncover proof of corruption and irregularities, heads should roll,” Yap said.
“This is in consistence with the President’s directive to further intensify the anti-corruption efforts in the government. No one is untouchable. Susundin natin kung paano ginastos ng bawat ahensiya ang pera ng taumbayan,” Yap said.Publication Source : People's Tonight