Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos urged the Duterte administration to fasttrack the implementation of the Supreme Court decision on the “just share” of local government units on their Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA).
The Ilocos Norte politiko said the executive department should craft a mechanism that will allow the ruling’s implementation next year.
In its ruling, the SC said local government units are entitled to a 40% share of all national taxes.
“Our LGUs have been deprived for the longest time of their ‘just share’ on their Internal Revenue Allotment computed based on all national taxes and not just from national internal revenue taxes,” Marcos said.
“Our budget is sorely lacking when in fact we are at the frontline when it comes to delivering services to our constituents,” she added.