Only 9 of 17 bills Durterte certified as urgent passed in 17th Congress

MANILA, Philippines --- Only 9 out of the 17 bills certified as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte were passed into law during the 17th Congress. Records from the Presidential Legislative Liaison Office (PLLO) showed that as of June 7, 2019, President's priority bills passed into law this year include the much-delayed 2019 General Appropriations Act, which Duterte signed on April 15. The passing of the P3.662 trillion national budget was delayed over questionable allocations and alleged insertions. Also passed was Rice Tarrification law or RA 11203, which would let rice imports flow freely into the country after problems in the staple's supply pushed inflation to new highs in 2...

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