Senator Panfilo Lacson said he wants local government units (LGU) to have additional funds for development programs.
Lacson made the statement during the recent 110th Baguio Charter Day celebration.
He explained that is bill, called Budget Reform Advocacy for Village Empowerment (BRAVE), aims to increase the development fund of LGUs.
Former Baguio City mayor Mauricio Domogan previously supported the bill but it was not passed in the 16th Congress.
Baguio Representative Mark Go said he will sponsor a counterpart bill in the House of Representatives.
“Ang nangyayari ay nagkakaroon ng dole-out mentality, na tuwing budget season nakikita namin ang mga barangay chairmen, governors, at mayors na nakapila sa Congress na parang namamalimos, eh budget nating lahat yan. If given to them, magkakaroon ng inclusive growth, walang maiiwan,” Lacson said.