MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has over P83 billion in unspent funds from allocations in previous budgets and the two Bayanihan laws.
Senators learned this Tuesday, during the plenary debates on the proposed 2021 national budget of the social welfare agency.
“This is almost criminal. Hindi pwedeng magpatuloy ito. Mayroon tayong pera pero hindi natin ibinibigay sa nangangailangan. Wala na tayong mukhang maihaharap sa taumbayan, may pera tayo pero ayaw nating gumawa ng proyekto,” Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said.
(This is almost criminal. This cannot continue. We have money but we have not released it to those who need it…
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