President Rodrigo Duterte is anticipated to sign the P3.767 trillion budget for 2018 on or before November 15 in one of many earliest budget approvals in latest historical past.
House of Representatives committee on appropriations and Davao City Rep. Karlos Nograles, who personally took his oath before Duterte to be part of PDP-Laban get together on Saturday evening in the course of the former’s celebration in Davao City, mentioned he expects to end plenary debates on Friday, September eight.
Plenary debates on the budget will start tomorrow, September four, in morning and afternoon periods.
“Passing the national budget before the end of the year is a tradition that Congress intends to keep under the Duterte administration,” the appropriations panel chairman mentioned.
“Although there is much exigency in passing the GAB this year because of the impending switch to federalism and other matters, we assure the public that we legislators exercised and will exercise the power of the purse to its fullest, as it is our mandate,” added Nograles.