Suarez Gov. Danilo Suarez

Suarez: P102M Covid funds di nawawala

September 2, 2021 People's Tonight 254 views

PINABULAANAN ni Gov. Danilo Suarez ang kumakalat ng isyu tungkol sa kinukuwestiyong coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) response funds sa lalawigan ng Quezon.

Sinabi ni Suarez na sinasakop ng Commission on Audit (COA) report ang taong 2019 gayong 2020 naman tumama ang COVID-19 sa lalawigan ng Quezon

“To be clear and factual, the cited report is based on a CoA report for year end 2019. COVID is a 2020 phenomenon for Quezon and the Philippines. In 2019, no COVID response funds were released by the province as there were no recorded cases at that time,” ani Suarez.

Ayon kay Suarez, ang P102,131,89.29 milyon ay tumutukoy sa mga nagpapatuloy na proyekto sa local government units (LGUs) at sa lalawigan na pinondohan ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng pambansang pamahalaan na tinatapos sa kasalukuyan.

“The 102,131,89.29 million refers to the ongoing projects in local government units and the province, funded by various national government agencies, that are awaiting completion. This is a matter of course as ongoing projects have to await completion prior to final liquidation,” paglilinaw ni Suarez.

“The slow vaccination rate in the province has been mentioned. Much as we’d like to hire more vaccinators, we are limited and cannot hire new employees because of the Sangguiang Panlalawigan’s reenacted budget,” ani Suarez.

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