I DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH P-NOY; MY ISSUE IS ABUSE OF DISCRETIONARY FUND
I DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH P-NOY;
MY ISSUE IS ABUSE OF DISCRETIONARY FUND
Yes, I believe P-Noy is still a good President that he can spend wisely the savings and other discretionary funds in his hands.
But what do you think will happen to "savings" or "Disbursement Accelaration Program" if Binay or Roxas or Jinggoy or Bong Revilla were the President?
That is why, we must now STOP DAP, not only PDAF or pork barrel of the senators and congressmen that destroys the principle of independence of each department (Executive, Legislative and Judiciary) into conspiracy and debases the principle of check-and-balance into collaboration to advance ill-motives.
If the President uses DAP funds to advance his or her desire for the Senate and Congressmen to pass laws that are inimical to the interest of the majority of the people, or to advance the agenda of impeaching any constitutional officers like then Chief Justice Renato C. Corona, there comes the danger similar to PDAF.
To answer emergency, typhoon, earthquake, tidal wave, man-made calamity, etc, let us do this system:
A fund of P30 billion is enough to be set aside as Emergency Fund. But to use the funds or some of it the President is required to inform the Secretaries General of the Senate and the House of Representatives that funds are necessary to be used to answer the emergency.
The Senate and House shall then pass separate resolutions in Three Days, setting forth the conditions for the spending subject to liquidation.
If the Congress fails to pass a resolution in a plenary session, either in adjournment or in vacation, it means that the President has the authority to spend the emergency fund as he sees fit subject to liquidation.
ALL SAVINGS MUST BE KNOWN ONLY AFTER THE PROJECTS OR PURPOSES WERE COMPLETED. ALL SAVINGS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL FUND OF THE RESPECTIVE DEPARTMENTS (EXECUTIVE, SENATE, HOUSE, COA, CSC, COMELEC, JUDICIARY).
Savings, although known early or too long before December 31 of the year comes, can only be used to augment those items where it clearly showed that the itemized program cannot be completed without additional fund.
To address the desire for each district's inherently local problems, do not give discretionary funds to each congressman or senator. COMPEL THE CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS TO SUBMIT THEIR ITEMS OF EXPENSES FOR THEIR OWN PET PROJECTS AS EARLY AS THE CONGRESS BEGINS DISCUSSING THE BUDGET FOR THE SUCCEEDING YEAR. The rule is, NO PROPOSAL, NO FUND FOR PET PROJECTS.