Sotto proposes supplemental budget for 2019

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Thursday proposed a possible solution to the standoff between the Senate and the House of Representatives over irregular amendments to the much-delayed national spending bill for 2019 that would entail calling a special session of Congress to pass a supplemental budget.   Sotto has refused to sign the P3.8-trillion proposed 2019 budget sent over by the House because of the alleged amendments introduced after the ratification of the bicameral report, a violation of the Constitution.   House leaders have insisted that they just itemized the lump-sum amounts in the measure.   A meeting between the congressional leaders c...

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