Why not? Look according to expectation the EVAT from oil alone since it was implemented three years ago when the oil was only pegged at $30 a barrel reached P18 billion.
Looking back at the past two months, the government of Aling Gloria already released P4 billion to subsidize the rate of electricity in Metro Manila last May 2008 and after a month another P4 billion was used to help our farmers buy a bag of fertilizer, to boost education "kuno" and help people in public transport.
And how will the public know this P8 billion really reach the intended beneficiaries? Ok, we saw on television some people received P500 pesos. Is that enough to say the P8 billion were already distributed to the people? No more accounting?
Now Secretary of Budget Rolando Andaya said no more subsidies will be given to the public because the EVAT from oil worth P18 as windfall is over. Does he mean the remaining P10 billion from VAT blew away like bubbles?.
Aba, ganito na ba katinik talaga sa gastusan ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas sa pinamumunuan ng isa sa PINAKAMALAKAS daw na babae sa buong mundo.