Congested jails to run out of food money by October, Recto warns
September 26, 2017
About 150,000 inmates in 446 Bureau of Jail Management and Penology-run jails in the country may face “a forced last quarter diet” as their food budget is expected to run out by mid-October due to the surge in the number of detainees locked up for drug offenses. Recto said BJMP’s food allowance budget of P2.32 billion this year was based on an inmate population of 106,280, but the latter
The annual clothing allowance of 1.12 million civilian national government employees will increase to P6,000 next year, requiring P1.12 billion in funds, Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said yesterday. ... See MoreSee Less
The government’s budget for rent and lease payments has surged by 33.8 percent from P13 billion this year to P17.4 billion next year, prompting Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto to urge Malacañang to study “rent-to-own” options.
“There should be a plan in which chosen government offices can graduate from being renters to owners,” said Recto in a statement yesterday.
There's no need to rechannel the proposed budget of other agencies in buying body cams when current appropriations are available. The PNP has P3.73-billion left in the P5.36-billion earmarked for police modernization projects under the Unprogrammed Appropriations of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) for 2017. Moreover, the PNP has not even spent P3.73 billion under its modernization program, debunking its earlier claim that it has no budget to buy body and car-mounted cameras for this year. ... See MoreSee Less
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph G. Recto is a competent, dedicated and diplomatic public servant. His devotion to family and community, unrelenting desire to make a better life for others, consummate passion for his work, and interactive leadership style serve as the firm foundation upon which he built a reputation as a young and committed leader whether as a legislator or a national executive.