Lawmaker says fund-mixing illegal 

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker on Monday said cash aid for farmers should not be mixed with unprogrammed funds in the 2023 budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA). 

“The DA admitted that cash assistance for farmers is lumped with support for infrastructure projects and social programs,” Party-list Rep. Arlene D. Brosas said at a House of Representatives budget hearing. 

Under the budget bill, excess revenue from the Rice Tariffication program will be lumped with other sources of funds. 

Ms. Brosas called the provision unconstitutional, noting that the basic charter provides that the use of funds should be limited to the purpose of appropriation. 

The Agriculture department will get P102.15 billion next year, a 49% increase from its budget this year. — Matthew Carl L. Montecillo 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

Your daily news source covering investing ideas, market stocks, business, retirement tips from Wall St. to Silicon Valley.

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice.
The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 TheProficientInvestor. All Rights Reserved.

To Top