At the end of this month the Philippine government, particularly the Department of Budget and Managemet, will launch a website called “Budget ng Bayan” (Budget of the Nation). Its purpose is to inform users where all the taxpayer‘s money are going.
I just hope and pray that the Philippine Government will be truly transparent when it posts their government spending. People can only view what is approved by the editor. And when this website is up and running, how can we be sure that everything in it if for real?
What are your thoughts? Will you now eagerly pay your taxes when you know where exactly your money is going? Or is this website another waste of taxpayer’s money? Will there ever be complete and honest budget transparency in the Philippines?
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