Bongbong Marcos

DILG Budget Interpolation

4:22 to 6:09

At 7:27 p.m., the session was resumed.
The President. The session is resumed.

Senator Escudero. Mr. President, may I ask that we recognize Senator Marcos for his interventions.

The President. Senator Marcos is recognized in the period of interpellations.

Senator Marcos. Thank you, Mr. President. Your Honors, good evening. I just would like to go through some of the information that we have getting from the budget proposal of DILG. I am looking, at the Statement of Allotment Obligations and Balances as of June 30, 2014 of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, and I notice that the obligations incurred are still at a fairly low number, especially,–well, the PS is at 52.5% which would make sense but the MOOE is at 35.9%, this is as of June, and the Capital Outlay is at 35% which brings the total for obligations incurred to 37.8% which seems rather low. Would there be a particular reason why this number is not as close to one-half as the Personal Services obligations incurred.

Senator Escudero. Mr. President, according to the DILG, their utilization rate as of today is at 52%; their projected utilization rate by the end of December will be at 75%.

Senator Marcos. This is the average for the Personal Services, MOOE and the Capital Outlay.

Senator Escudero. That is correct, Mr. President. Read More…

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Bongbong Marcos UP Forum Bangsamoro Basic Law 3

The University of the Philippines and the Senate Committee on Local Government, in partnership with The Foreign Service Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Third World Studies Center, Asian Center of the University of the Philippines Diliman and the UP Alumni Association present “Piecing a Consensus for Peace: Comparative perspectives on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law.”

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GMA News Online – Bongbong questions P12.9B budget for projects not under DILG’s mandate

By Amita Legaspi | GMA News Online

gmanewsonline_logoSenator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Monday night questioned the P12.9 billion allotment for water supply, low-cost housing and other projects to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) which were contained in the errata submitted by the Department of Budget and Management.

Marcos, chairman of the Senate local government committee, said the DILG has no mandate to build housing units, which is given to the National Housing Authority (NHA), or to create water supply, which is the concern of the Local Water Utilities Administration or the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

He said the role of the DILG is simply supervision and not control of provinces, cities and municipalities.

“The DILG chief has no technical expertise in low-cost housing, and even if he has, that is not his mandate. That is the responsibility of the National Housing Authority,” Marcos said. Read More…

Bongbong questions 12 billion peso lump sums to 2015 DILG budget says “water supply and low cost housing not within DILG responsibilities”

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr today termed the nearly 13 billion peso errata allotment for water supply and low cost housing to the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as “lump sums” and has asked the Department of Budget and Management why it allowed this to be included in the 2015 National budget.

Sen. Bongbong likewise asked the DILG to explain where it spent the billions of pesos given to it for low cost housing projects in 2014. Under the local government code, the DILG is empowered to supervise local government units, and not build houses or manage low-cost housing projects for informal settlers.

The senator from Ilocos Norte took the floor in questioning the 12.9 billion pesos “errata” allocation which came from seven fund sources under a 270 page errata provision in the proposed national budget. Read More…

SOLUTION TO POWER CRISIS? Ilocos Norte inaugurates 81-MW wind farm

By Ernie Reyes | Interaksyon

InterAksyon_featured_imageMANILA, Philippines – With the specter of blackouts to hit Luzon grid customers, Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expects the inauguration of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte to contribute toward easing the expected backlog of electricity come summer of 2015.

Together with his sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Pagudpud Mayor Marlon Sales, and Ayala executives, Marcos led the inauguration rites in the coastal town of Barangay Caparispisan, located 72 kilometers from the provincial capital of Laoag City.

With a little over 625 residents, this barangay is best known for its white sandy beaches located in the first district of Pagudpud town. Known all over the world as the “Boracay of the North” and about 560 kilometers away from Manila, Pagudpud is home to about 22,000 Filipinos in Ilocos Norte. Read More…

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