Statement of Senator Pia S. Cayetano
On reported delay in the release of Malampaya funds
May 24, 2011
“The national government should heed the call of local government leaders and the people of Palawan to promptly release to the province its rightful share of proceeds from the Malampaya natural gas project.
“I had the opportunity to visit the province early this year during my ‘Bike for Hope’ event. Palawan is made up of scattered islands and many basic services such as health and education are insufficient particularly in the remote villages, especially those in far-flung islands and mountainous areas. The Malampaya funds should help the local government extend these much-needed services.”