De Lima to House: Why allow ‘traditional courtesy’ in approving intel fund?

      MANILA,Philippines --- "Why is the House of Representatives allowing this so-called tradition of 'courtesy' to prevail over public scrutiny?" Senator Leila de Lima raised this question on Wednesday following the House of appropriations committee's approval of the proposed P4.5-billion budget for the Office of the President's Confidential, Intelligence and Extraordinary (CIE) funds out of "traditional courtesy." READ: Office of the President's P8.2 B 2020 budget gets swift House OK "Where in the Constitution does it state that Congress cannot exercise its oversight function over the Intelligence Funds of the President?" De Lima said in a statemen...

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