Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Undersecretary Benny Antiporda on Tuesday confirmed that the Duterte administration is allotting P47 billion to fund the clean-up. The budget will also be used to look for relocation sites of affected families living near the bay.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the total budget may amount to P132 billion, adding the road users’ tax for government projects will be utilized to fund the rehabilitation.
“That’s only part of the road users tax. Malaki ‘yung road users tax (Road users tax is large),” he said in a media briefing on Tuesday