9 months Duterte certifies 2020 GAB urgent Duterte certifies 2020 GAB urgent
By Genalyn Kabiling The proposed 2020 national budget has been certified as urgent by President Duterte to facilitate its swift passage in Congress. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ALBERT ALCAIN / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The President sent letters to Senate President Vicente Sotto III and House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano certifying “the necessity of the immediate enactment” of House Bill No. 4228 or the 2020 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). The budget letter from the President was received by Cayetano’s office late Wednesday afternoon. “Yes certified already. We learned lessons from last year,” Presidential Legislative Liaison Office head Adelino Sitoy ... more