DICT’s National Broadband Program now has P5.9B proposed budget for 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Broadband Program (NBP) of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) now has a budget of P5.9 billion being proposed in Congress for 2021.

This is a significant increase from the previous P902 million approved by the Department of Budget Management (DBM) under the National Expenditure Program.

According to Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who was defending the DICT budget in Senate budget debates on Friday, the DICT needs at least P18 billion to complete the NBP.

“Unfortunately, DBM has only allocated P902 million. Under the GAB (General Appropriations Bill), the House of Representatives augmented an amount of P2 billion, and in …

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