Senado may ‘marathon hearing’ sa 2018 budget

Balita - - Balita - Leonel M. Abasola

Magsasagawa ng “marathon hearing” ang Senado upang tiyak na maipasa ang panukalang P3.767trilyon 2018 national budget.

Ayon kay Senador Loren Legarda, Senate finance committee chairperson, handa silang isumite ito para mapag- usapan na sa plenaryo bago ang halos isang buwang bakasyon sa Oktubre.

“Upon submission of the subcommittee reports of my vice chairpersons, we will file and sponsor the committee report next week and we will conduct marathon sessions so we can finish the budget interpellations of all agencies before session adjourns on October 12 for a one-month break,” ani Legarda.

“We aim to submit the 2018 budget to the President on the second week of December and, hopefully, enacted way ahead before Christmas. This way, agencies would have time to plan the execution of approved projects and programs before the holidays. Hopefully, this would help in the early disbursement of funds and a more efficient obligation,” dagdag ni Legarda.

Natanggap na ng Senado ang bersiyon ng Kamara nitong Miyerkules.

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