House OKs Road Board abolition


Posted at Jan 21 2019 05:19 PM | Updated as of Jan 21 2019 06:52 PM

MANILA- The House of Representatives approved Monday a bill seeking to abolish the graft-ridden Road Board.

Voting 180-0, lawmakers approved a revised version of the bill abolishing the Road Board.

The approval comes after Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri, and Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto met with then House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr. over the issue last week.

The Road Board oversees funds from the Motor Vehicle User's Charge, which are supposed to be used exclusively for road maintenance and improvement of road drainage, installation of traffic lights and road safety devices, and air pollution control.

The Commission on Audit however has said the MVUCs were being misappropriated, making it vulnerable to corruption.

President Rodrigo Duterte had repeatedly said he wanted the Road Board abolished. -report from RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News