House can pass the budget on time, tells the head of the commission


The House can pass future domestic budgets on time, that the head of the appropriations committee for Congress, adding that they would avoid repeating the delayed passage of this year’s expenditure plan.

During his prior stint as chairperson of the budget-writing commission, Davao City 3rd District Rep. Isidro Ungab said the General Appropriations Act was passed on time for 3 consecutive years.

Gross domestic product development in January to March era was at its slowest in four years after the delayed passage of the 2019 budget dragged on government spending.

Arguments among lawmakers on supposed insertions in the budget bill postponed its adoption.

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano expects this year’s budget deliberations to be really quick.

In 2 weeks, Cayetano told journalists previously, the House is anticipated to receive the 2020 budget proposal from the Executive Branch.

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