House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has the same sentiment with Bayan Muna party-list with it comes to he current situation of Philippine economy. “Why are we not feeling the economic growth in the country?” Belmonte asked during the fifteenth anniversary celebration of Bayan Muna party-list.
“If the Philippine economy is growing, Filipinos should also be then ones enjoying its rewards,” Speaker Belmonte noted on the said event at Old Balara in Quezon City, Saturday.
“I will make it my fight for all of us to experience this economic prosperity and not a case where only a few are becoming wealthy. That is what I want to happen.”
Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares said during his Friday-speech in Congress, “Widespread unemployment and poverty are the leading problems of the country. This cannot be erased by what this government has trumpeted as the rise in our gross domestic product.”
An oversight committee was created to make sure the public funds allocated for the poor are properly spent. It will determine whether the budget is being misuse.
Belmonte assured that corrupt practices of the strong and powerful will not be tolerated.