6 months Poe: Realign P17-B from DOTr projects to help displaced public transport workers MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senator Grace Poe on Friday proposed the realignment of some P17 billion in “idle” funds in the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) 2020 budget to assist public utility drivers displaced by the quarantine measure being implemented against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Senator Grace Poe(FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) “By our estimate, there is about P17 billion worth of programs and projects in the 2020 DOTr budget that cannot be implemented due to the pandemic on top of those not yet sunk in the ground from 2019,” Poe, chair of the Senate Committee on Public Services, said ... more