Solon says 2020 national budget submitted by Palace late

MANILA, Philippines -- The submission of the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 came a month late, according to a party-list member of the House of Representatives. Rep. Michael Romero, part owner of budget airline Air Asia and representing the party-list group of marginalized athletes 1-Pacman, said the budget should have been submitted in June or July. This, he said, would give Congress, especially the House of Representatives, time to deliberate on the funding proposal. The budget is normally submitted to Congress a few days after the President delivers his state of the nation address. In this case, President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his Sona last July 22 while ...

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