Pangelinan wants refund for buildup expenses - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Pangelinan wants refund for buildup expenses

by Nick Delgado

Guam - Senator Ben Pangelinan sent a letter to Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo requesting an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Authorization Act, which would require a percentage of military construction projects to be covered over to the Government of Guam as reimbursement for all expenses incurred relating to the military buildup.

Pangelinan states, "By default, the Government of Guam is funding the work of local regulatory agencies to investigate, plan and regulate activity related to the military buildup.  In this respect, the federal government treats Guam like an advanced industrial nation, such as Japan, that has the ability and authority to print money.  We are a tiny island with limited resources that cannot afford to fund all the additional local regulatory activity required as a result of the bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan."

Pangelinan is confident that Congress will agree that Guam cannot afford to absorb additional underfunded regulatory activity for the relocation of U.S. Marines.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Mario Cortez sentenced for tax evasion

    Mario Cortez sentenced for tax evasion

    He'll spend close to three years in jail for tax evasion. Mario Fernando Cortez was sentenced in the District Court of Guam this week. He and his wife Elaine were picked up in California and brought to Guam for failing to report more than $1 million of thMore >>
    He'll spend close to three years in jail for tax evasion. Mario Fernando Cortez was sentenced in the District Court of Guam this week. He and his wife Elaine were picked up in California and brought to Guam for failing to report more than $1 million of thMore >>
  • Jemuel Luciano sentenced for visa fraud

    Jemuel Luciano sentenced for visa fraud

    An executive producer busted with posing illegal immigrants as musicians from the Philippines will spend six months in jail. Jemuel Luciano was sentenced in the District Court of Guam this week. KUAM files show Luciano was indicted for over a dozen countsMore >>
    An executive producer busted with posing illegal immigrants as musicians from the Philippines will spend six months in jail. Jemuel Luciano was sentenced in the District Court of Guam this week. KUAM files show Luciano was indicted for over a dozen countsMore >>
  • Luen Fung Enterprises closed due to roach, rodent infestations

    Luen Fung Enterprises closed due to roach, rodent infestations

    Active roach and rodent infestations close Luen Fung Enterprises, a food warehouse in Harmon. During a regular inspection, Public Health officials found dark stains in the walk-in chiller, rust in the freezer, and water leaking from the toilet. The warehoMore >>
    Active roach and rodent infestations close Luen Fung Enterprises, a food warehouse in Harmon. During a regular inspection, Public Health officials found dark stains in the walk-in chiller, rust in the freezer, and water leaking from the toilet. The warehoMore >>
Powered by Frankly