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Bangsamoro block grant comparable to IRA of LGUs; Panel clarifies budget not from LGU’s IRA


By: Ellamae B. Germano

enue allotment of LGUs. It will be sourced from the national revenue collections and released annually by the Central government to the Bangsamoro government. According to the Annex on Revenue Generation IDAPAWAN CITY, Feb. 16 -- The Government of the and Wealth Sharing, the “block Philippines (GPH) peace panel grant shall be based on a foron Thursday assured local govmula provided in the Bangsamernment units (LGUs) outside oro Basic Law (BBL) which in no the envisioned Bangsamoro tercase shall be less than the last ritory that the block grant that will budget received by the ARMM be released to the region will not (Autonomous Region in Muslim be taken from their Internal RevMindanao) immediately before enue Allotment (IRA), stressing the establishment of the Bangthat LGUs will even benefit from samoro Transition Authority.” the development projects to be The annex further stated brought by the peace process. that formula “shall be subject GPH peace panel chair to review by the Central GovMiriam Coronel-Ferrer and ernment and the Bangsamoro peace panel members Senen Government after ten years, on Bacani and Yasmin Busran-Lao the basis of need and actual revheld a consultation with North enues generated.” Cotabato Gov. Emmylou Taliño The GPH peace panel Mendoza, Sangguniang Panlashared that it is working with the lawigan members and several Department of Budget and Manmayors at the provincial capitol agement, Department of Finance here, a news release posted on and Department of Public Works Pres. Aquino gave a hand to Kidapawan people. said. and Highways in determining a “There will be a block formula based on estimates of grant to the Bangsamoro and this will not be taken from the the cost of all devolved functions. The panel will in turn pro40 percent IRA share of the LGUs,” Bacani said, noting it pose options to the Transition Commission to assist them in was contained in the Annex on Revenue Generation and drafting the needed provision in the BBL. Wealth Sharing to the Framework Agreement on the Bang Currently, the allocation of the ARMM, which the samoro. Bangsamoro government will replace once the BBL is ap The block grant is comparable to the internal revproved by Congress and ratified by the constituents, goes

through a budget deliberation process and spelled out in the General Appropriations Act, Bacani explained. But since the formula for allocation will be determined in the BBL, the Bangsamoro government will be free from the limitations of the annual budgetary processes whereby the ARMM’s budget allocation is negotiated with Congress every year. However, revenues collected by the Bangsamoro from additional taxes as well as shares in government income from natural resources will be deducted from the annual block grants four years after the full operation of the Bangsamoro government. (Dep Caraga)

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FIGHT BLOG RECAP: Machida outpoints Mousasi in technical battle

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Both guys have ridiculous winning percentages, right? This is such a cool fight that has a lot of potential to be awesome. But it could also turn out to be dull. We'll see what happens. Obviously, Machida is coming off his 185-pound debut, a head kick knockout of Mark Munoz. This is Mousasi's first fight at middleweight after beating the immortal Ilir Latifi in his first UFC fight. The referee for this middleweight bout is Mario Yamasaki.

Hard combo by Mousasi. Very nice. Best strikes of the fight for him. 10-9 Machida -- Much better round for Mousasi. But Machida's head kick did a decent amount of damage and he still landed more with more effectiveness. Mousasi seems to be gaining momentum, though. Let's see if that continues. ROUND 3 Good left by Mousasi. Mousasi grabs a single leg. Machida defends. They're up against the cage. Mousasi lands a knee.

ROUND 1 Long feeling out process. To be expected. Beautiful body kick by Machida. And some leg kicks. Mousasi lands a leg kick. Machida counters, but Mousasi evades. Machida lands a straight left. Mousasi looks slightly frustrated with Machida's style. Mousasi wades in and Machida lands a hard left. 10-9 Machida -- That was pretty much textbook Machida. He stayed on the outside until he saw an opening and then he landed some punches and kicks. Mousasi wasn't able to score much. Not a total surprise. ROUND 2 Machida comes right out with a head kick. Didn't see that coming. Someone in the crowd just let out a shrill cry. Everyone laughs. Mousasi got in close and landed. Machida with a head kick. Mousasi caught it, but it definitely landed and hard. Mousasi seems OK though. Mousasi doing a good job getting inside. Another head kick, but Mousasi gets out of the way. 4

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Machida smashes Mousasi with a left.

That looked like it hurt. Spinning back kick to the gut from Machida. Another head kick! Wow. Mousasi's chin is ridiculous. Machida went for another head kick. Mousasi blocked this one. But man, Machida looks good. Good combination by Mousasi. But Machida comes right back and lands. Big right by Mousasi. Machida dives for a takedown. Doesn't get it. Mousasi lands another right. Machida is dancing. Not to Michael Jackson. ----Round over. 10-9 Machida -- Again, Mousasi had his moments, but Machida continues to do more damage with kicks, mostly. He throws more of those then he ever did before. Mousasi remains in this fight, though. He's still dangerous and he has knockout power. ROUND 4 Mousasi catches a Machida kick and takes him down. Machida scrambles to his feet and they're

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