Close  
  • share this

BREAKING: Duterte officially abolishes Road Board

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:04 PM March 19, 2019
BREAKING: Duterte officially abolishes Road Board

President Rodrigo Duterte AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool

Update 

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a measure abolishing the graft-ridden Road Board.

ADVERTISEMENT

Duterte signed Republic Act 11239 or “An Act Abolishing the Road Board and providing for the disposition of the Motor Vehicle User’s Charge Collections” on March 8 but was released to the media only on Tuesday.

Under the new law, MVUC will be “remitted to the National Treasury under a special account in the General Fund.”

FEATURED STORIES

“All monies collected under this Act shall be remitted to the National Treasury under a special account in the General Fund to be earmarked solely for the construction, upgrading, repair, and rehabilitation of roads, bridges, and road drainage to be included in the annual General Appropriations Act,” the new law stated.

The President had earlier called for the abolition of the Road Board, saying it was “nothing but a depository of money and for corruption.”

READ: Duterte says it’s time to abolish road board 

The new law mandated the secretaries of budget, public works and transportation to craft the implementing rules and regulations on the allocation of the MVUC.

The law also created a Congressional Oversight Committee, composed of 5 members each from the House of Representatives and the Senate, to monitor the funds.

The DPWH, “as needed,” was ordered to absorb the employees of Road Board Secretariat, “without diminution of their salaries and other benefits.”

“Employees who are separated from the service as a result of the abolition of the Road Board and its secretariat shall receive separation benefits,” the law said.

ADVERTISEMENT

It added that “those who are qualified to retire under existing laws shall be allowed to retire and receive retirement benefits to which they may be entitled under applicable laws, rules and regulations.”

Under the law, the DPWH shall “be subrogated to all the rights and assume all the obligations and liabilities of the Road Board.”/ac

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS:
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.



© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.