Sotto backs ban on politicians participating in dole payouts

MANILA, Philippines --- Senate President Vicente "Tito" Sotto III backed a department's order banning politicians and local officials from taking part in government activities.   "I concur. To avoid politicising government payouts," Sotto said in a text message on Monday, reacting to a memorandum circular recently issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).   In issuing the memo, the DILG warned that government programs such as the unconditional cash transfer (UCT) "could be used as a platform to advance their political interests."   But even before the memo, Sotto and two of his colleagues in the Senate --- Senators Panfilo Lacson a...Keep on reading: Sotto backs ban on politicians participating in dole payouts

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