Aug 15, 2017 @ 20:12

The P443.95-million budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for 2018 breezed by the House of Representatives’ appropriations committee after only a two-minute deliberation on Tuesday.

Vice President Leni Robredo was current throughout her workplace’s budget listening to on the House of Representatives Tuesday afternoon.

The OVP’s budget was permitted by the appropriations committee, headed by Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, in adherence to the custom of the decrease chamber to not increase questions with respect to the best officers of the nation.

“With due deference and respect to the Vice President… we will dispense with the presentation and we terminate this budget briefing of the Office of the Vice-President and we will consider it as approved,” Nograles mentioned.

The OVP budget for subsequent yr is three.58 % greater than the P428.62-million budget this yr.

The OVP is hiring extra personnel in view of the 29 stuffed positions created in 2016 which might push the providers budget by 36.71 % to P83.58 million from P61.14 million. (PNA)