Monday, September 3, 2012
2013 BUDGET CAN ROB US OF P240 BILLION
The proposed 2013 national budget can easily ROB US of more than P240 BILLION of our taxes.
A story in the Manila Standard Today on the proposed 2013 national budget detailed the following:
First and foremost, a STAGGERING P117.54 BILLION was allocated for UN-PROGRAMMED FUNDS for 2013. Un-programmed meaning, the money is NOT INTENDED FOR ANYTHING SPECIFIC.
Kaya puwedeng GASTUSIN ni Pnoy o ng mga taio niya ang P117.54 bilyon saanman o anuman ang kanilang magustuhan.
NAKAWIN man ang pera, BUTAS NG KARAYOM ang pagdadaanan ng sinumang maghahanap dahil WALA namang particular na paglalagyan.
A MIND-BOGGLING P22.4 BILLION was allocated for a NEW ITEM, the Priority Social and Economic Projects Fund. Pero WALANG DETALYE KUNG PAANO AT SAAN GAGASTUSIN ang P22.4 bilyon na ito!
The budget for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s (DWSD) conditional cash transfer (CCT) program was increased to P44 billion from P39 billion.
This, despite the fact that the Commission on Audit (COA) had earlier uncovered ANOMALIES in the CCT, and there has been NO DETAILED BREAKDOWN to date of where the P39 billion went or is being spent.
And as Social Watch Philippines (SWP) convenor Marivic Raquiza notes, “the latest official data show that poverty has worsened or remains high for the poorest sectors such as farmers and fishers, women and children.”
Retirement benefits in the Special Purpose Fund, was MORE THAN DOUBLED to P98.7 billion from P34.4 billion in 2012, higher
This implies that the expected retirees for next year are MORE THAN TWICE the number of those who will bow out of service this year. But there’s NO BREAKDOWN on the number, from what offices or agencies and the entailing cost.
Agham Rep. Angelo Palmones and Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino noted an allocation of P60.4 billion for the hiring of 164,230 new government employees.
But there are NO DETAILS for what agency or office, how many for each and what are the jobs and job descriptions of these 164,230 new workers. Not to mention the ABSENCE OF ANY BASIS for the planned mass hiring.
Keep a TIGHT WATCH on the proposed budget, guys.
HUWAG NINYONG KALIMUTAN, PINAGHIHIRAPAN NATIN ang ating buwis. Hindi natin ito PINUPULOT LANG.
At sa mga kakampi ni Pnoy, bago ninyo ako sabihan ulit na puro duda o hinala, SAGUTIN muna ninyoito: Bakit kailangang maglaan ng DAAN-DAANG BILYON sa budget na WALANG KASAMANG DETALYADONG PAGGAGAMITAN? 30