Kalinga Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang is opposed to the Budget Department’s belt-tightening measures that will disallow the release of multi-billion infrastructure funds during the coronavirus disease (COVID19) pandemic.
The Kalinga politiko insisted that infrastructure projects are economic drivers.
He also said many infrastructure projects have already been bidded out.
Mangaoang said stopping the release of infrastructure budget will severely affect the people’s livelihood.
He added that implementing the infrastructure projects will generate jobs that will help revive the economy.