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Danilo Suarez eyes 60% IRA share for LGUs

Sep 14, 2018 @ 11:27

Quezon 3rd District Representative Danilo Suarez wants local government units (LGU) to get a 60% share of the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).

The Quezon politiko said the move will “ease the bottleneck in centralized spending.”

Suarez said the national government’s inefficient spending has resulted in “ineffective delivery of government services.”

“As a practical matter, LGUs, most especially municipalities and barangays, can be considered as the most effective in disbursing funds because they are on the front line of delivery of basic social services. They have on-the-ground knowledge and experience in determining the needs of their communities,” he explained.

“In broad strokes, the Minority would support such legislation as it allows for fiscal autonomy, self-determination and independence from the National Government,” Suarez added.

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