P5M funding each for town gets thumbs down from Capiz mayor

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Pontevedra Mayor Esteban “Dodoy” Contreras of Capiz does not believe that each town in the province should receive P5 million to fund their pet projects.

Contreras, a former governor, was reacting to the statement of Mambusao Mayor Leodegario Labao Jr. that Governor Esteban Evan “Nonoy” Contreras should give P5 million to each town to create livelihood opportunities.

“As far as l am concerned, l did not recall that a provincial chief executive allocated the same amount to every town,” the elder Contreras said. (

He also noted that the funding depends on the need of the town or barangay and the governor’s discretion.

To recall, Labao issued his remark during his oath-taking as president of the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines-Capiz chapter.

He also threatened to run for governor in the next election if Contreras ignores his request.