8 months Bicam scraps budget for dredging activities in 2019 budget MB
By Hannah Torregoza The bicameral conference committee has scrapped the budget for dredging activities under the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019, according to Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon(Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) Drilon said it was an unprecedented move for the bicameral panel hearing the disagreeing provisions of the General Appropriations Bill to adopt the motion of Sen. Panfilo Lacson. “Contracts with contractors for dredging activities will not be funded. The reason is: dredging contracts with private contractors are the biggest sources of corruption, and the preferred insertions in the budget by legislators. Billions are ... more