Duterte urges Congress to ratify 2020 nat’l budget

first_imgDuterte said the four-month delay inthe 2019 national budget’s passage was the reason for his “inability” to solvetraffic problems in the country. President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO “Because Congress did not pass thebudget on time, so apektado lahat,”Duterte said. “When there is no public spending, your economy will slow down, kailangan (government) will spend, sothat the private sector will ride on it.” “Itongayon, we are waiting, wala pa eh, we hope to pass the law hopefully by December,” headded. Duterte said the Senate and House ofRepresentatives’ impasse over the 2019 budget affected a wide range ofgovernment projects, including those aimed at easing traffic in Metro Manila. Manila – To avoid the repeat of this year’s budget delay, PresidentRodrigo Duterte urged the Congress to ratify the proposed P4.1-trillion 2020national budget by December. Duterte signed the 2019 budget intolaw in April after the Senate and House took time to transmit the signedenrolled copy of the bill over disagreements on the lawmakers’ insertions./PNlast_img

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