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Unless the new administration can find or create fresh funds, the “stimulus package” monikered as Bayan Bangon Muli (BBM) will be mere sloganeering and simply a change in nomenclature from the original Bayanihan.

Unlike in Bayanihan 1 and 2, there is nothing more to be realigned in the 2022 national budget because 90% has already been released to departments and agencies.

The balance of the Special Purpose Funds are untouchable as they are mandatories like salaries, pensions, and for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Fund (NDRRMF) or the calamity fund.

Moreover, democracy at the grassroots should not be sacrificed by the expedience of postponing again the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, which have already been previously reset.

A new mandate is necessary for the overstaying barangay officials and the overaged youth leaders.