A Call for New Enactment Over The Expired Bayanihan Act

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The Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 terminated yesterday with about P9 billion in reserves implied for pandemic reaction programs left unutilized. With no further augmentation of the law, these assets will be returned to the public depository, leaving the tasks for which they were dispensed hanging, said Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez.

The Cagayan de Oro representative shared that the unused assets can presently don’t be dispensed by government as that would require another piece of enactment. He underlined that it is unlawful to commit the unused assets except if Bayanihan 2 is broadened.

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Along with this, Rodriguez additionally brought up that the unutilized reserves can’t be committed in a flash or inside one day not long before the termination of the law, as proposed prior by official representative Harry Roque Jr.

Difficult to commit the whole P9 billion today. Rather than that, Rodriguez advanced for an extraordinary meeting to pass a reappropriation measure so the P9 billion unobligated and unspent in Bayanihan 2 can be used until Dec. 31, 2021.

The House allocations advisory group seat and ACT-CIS party-list Rep. Eric Yap refered to the need to stretch out the law to “offer the public authority the chance to consistently execute the recuperation and improvement programs indicated in the Bayanihan 2, most particularly in dispensing assets for more fundamental and pertinent costs important to recuperate from the upsetting impacts of this worldwide pandemic.

In the interim, minority Rep. Edcel Lagman pummeled the organization for its inability to finish the projects under Bayanihan 2 on schedule. The House has effectively supported an action further expanding the legitimacy of Bayanihan 2 until end of this current year to permit government offices to finish the pandemic reaction programs.

Morever, In any case, before Congress suspended meeting sine kick the bucket last June 4, the Senate couldn’t pass the action. The Palace has likewise dismissed calls by House pioneers for an exceptional meeting during the break.

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