President Rodrigo Duterte is planning to give P100 million to each municipality to support their local programs.
Duterte said this before the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, stressing he will try to make this possible with the 2019 national budget.
“Kung may problema talaga, maybe next year, give me time. Every municipality man siguro ‘yan may hinihingi kayo. Siguro tig-100 million per municipality. Okay na ‘yan?” the President said.
“We are earning … We will see next year but I am … Meron akong i-set aside for you,” he added.
Duterte also warned local government officials to stay away from illegal drugs and corruption, and instead they should focus on helping the current administration in eliminating drug menace in the Philippines.
“The most important one really is ‘yung local units ninyo that has something to do with drugs. You have to help,” he said.