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Trabaho ba ng gobyerno magpayaman? Mike Defensor bats for better spending of QC funds

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Anakalusugan party-list Rep. Mike Defensor is pushing for smarter spending of Quezon City’s funds as he scored the supposed misplaces priorities of Mayor Joy Belmonte.

Defensor, who’s running for mayor in 2022, noted that several residents of Quezon City are not college graduates despite the local government bragging about having the biggest budget among local government units at P30 billion and P28 billion in savings.

He said cities with smaller budgets like Makati, Taguig, Manila, and Caloocan were able to subsidize the school uniforms, shoes, and supplies of their students in public schools.

“Trabaho ba ng gobyerno na magpayaman? Trabaho ba ng gobyerno na may ipon siya sa bangko? Ang trabaho ng gobyerno ang payamanin ang taumbayan, ang payamanin at ayusin ang buhay ang taumbayan, hindi kailangan na gobyerno ang mayaman,” said Defensor during the oath-taking of Mardz Girls Club in District 1.

Should Defensor win as mayor, he vowed to give P1,000 weekly allowance or P50,000 annual allowance to indigent college students to increase their chance of finishing their baccalaureate degrees.