Online reports of mainstream media said on Thursday that there are 24 “undesirable lawmakers” including Davao del Norte 2nd District Cong. Tony Boy Floirendo who have zero or so little budget allocation for pet projects under the newly approved General Appropriations Act for 2018.
Albay Cong. Edcel Lagman complained he and other oppositionist lawmakers have zero budget allocation in Rappler report while a Philippine Daily Inquirer report said the “24 undesirable lawmakers” have budgets heavily cut.
Others not given regular budgets included lawmakers belonging to Makabayan bloc, Ilocos Norte Congw. Imelda Marcos and others.
Earlier, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez in his speech during mass oathtaking event of the ruling PDP-Laban party in Panabo City informed audience that Cong. Floirendo has zero budget in the House. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)