8 months DBM guarantees funds for 2019 polls, pay hike for state workers MB
By Mario Casayuran The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has assured Congress that there will be funds for the mid-term May 2019 elections and salary adjustment of government workers, Sen. Loren Legarda said Thursday. Senator Loren Legarda (Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN) The DBM gave the assurance as the Senate and the House of Representatives bicameral conference committee panels are still ironing their differing versions of the proposed P3.757-trillion national budget for 2019. Legarda, chairperson of the Senate Finance Committee and head of the Senate bicameral panel, stressed that she is amenable to President Duterte calling Congress to a special ... more