2 months Duterte certifies 2020 budget bill as urgent to avoid delay Duterte certifies 2020 budget bill as urgent to avoid delay
By Genalyn Kabiling and Argyll Geducos  President Duterte has certified the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 to avoid a repeat of the delay in the passage of the 2019 budget that adversely affected the administration’s economic program and delivery of services to the public, Malacañang said. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO/MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said the President certified the bill as urgent to remind lawmakers of the effects of a re-enacted budget on the country. The President sent letters to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano certifying “the necessity of ... more