In a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, President Rodrigo Duterte has licensed the urgency of passing the P3.767 trillion budget for 2018.
“In order to address the need to maintain continuous government operations following the end of the current fiscal year, to expedite the funding of various programs, projects and activities for FY 2018, and to ensure budgetary preparedness that will enable the government to effectively perform its Constitutional mandate,” in keeping with Duterte.
The House is presently holding plenary deliberations on the budget, which it hopes to cross on the second studying on Tuesday night time.
With the certification that it’s urgent, it’s attainable to cross the measure on the third studying as nicely. But Majority Floor Leader Rudy Fariñas stated the House will solely cross it on the second studying solely. Third studying approval will likely be in per week or two after the printing of the amendments, he stated.
After that, the General Appropriations Bill will likely be despatched to the Senate for its personal approval, after which to a bicameral convention committee to reconcile variations between the 2 variations, after which again to every House for ratification.