Poor lgus to get more ira under Binay presidency

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Poor municipalities will be given bigger internal revenue allotment (IRA) to enable them to implement more projects and programs beneficial to their constituents, according to Vice President Jejomar Binay.

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Binay on Tuesday said under his administration, the criteria for the IRA distribution will be reviewed and poor local government units (LGUs) will be given higher shares from taxes collected by the government.

“We will revisit the IRA distribution to make sure there will be more national government assistance to poor municipalities,” the Vice President added.

“We must ensure that municipalities with low income will have enough funds to implement projects and programs for the benefit and welfare of their constituents,” he said.

The IRA is a local government unit’s share of revenues from the Philippine national government.

Binay noted that instead of focusing on how LGUs can meet the criteria to avail of a bigger IRA, the national government should give more attention to providing assistance to municipalities with low revenues.

“Right now, LGUs need to meet three criteria to get a bigger share of IRA: 50 percent for population, 25 percent for land area and 25 percent for the revenue,” he said.

“If you have a rich local government like Quezon City or Makati, you can definitely get the 25 percent because of revenue. You can also easily qualify for the 50 percent because of the population,” Binay added.

“However, we have many poor local governments with low revenues who rely heavily on their IRA. We need to come up with terms on how to give them assistance that they may be empowered to become IRA-independent,” he said.

Binay had served as mayor of Makati for almost three decades.

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  1. A desperate promise from the most corrupt mayor of makati. Binay is now on his
    Losing streak. Poll surveys speak.

    • Sir,

      Yan po ang problema sa ating mga pilipino madaling maniwala sa survey at sino ang nag su survey di po ba binabayaran lang yan so kung may pera ka pwede kang makiusap ? isa pa kung yan pala ang batayan para maging pangulo o kaya nais maglingkod sa bayan di na kailangan ang botohan mas makakatipid pa tayo sa gastusin .Imbes na gastusin doon let say 30 bilyon aba! maraming tao na ang mabibiyayaan ng magandang health care at small scale industries.di po ba.

    • Nancy Bulok Cake on

      And Binay never stop on promising things that are impossible to happen just to get votes. Binay should face the allegations if he is really sincere in his ambition to become president. Binay never stop thinking on how to make more money by stealing from the people. Binay, his lawyers and followers are good in making up stories just to get the attention of the people. They are accusing the Ombudsman of martial law style or harassment when in fact the serving of the dismissal was orderly and peaceful. Who the hell are the Binays to always wanted to get favorable decisions for them? Gone are the days when the Binays can get away with their corruption by paying and buying lawyers and COA judges. Why don’t you Binays just go to court and defend yourselves? Let us all Filipinos continue to pray to save the Philippines from the GREEDY and THIEVES BINAYS. “DO NOT STEAL”