10 months CSOs call on Duterte to pass budget for children, veto pork barrel MB
By Melina Hernando-Malipot Civil society organizations called on President Rodrigo Duterte to pass allocation for children and “veto all unconstitutional insertions” in 2019 budget. The Social Watch Philippines (SWP), a network of over a hundred civil society organizations advocating for transparent, efficient, accountable and pro-poor utilization of public funds in the annual budget, welcomed the resolution of the prolonged standoff on the proposed P3.757-trillion 2019 budget which has spilled over through the first three months of the current fiscal year. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The SWP, however, noted that there are “serious reservations” ... more