9 months Irked by “pork” allegations, Sotto may opt for reenacted budget MB
  By Vanne Elaine Terrazola A frustrated Senate President Vicente Sotto III is proposing the withdrawal of the Upper Chamber’s approval of the P3.757-trillion proposed 2019 national budget and opt for reenacted budget instead to quell allegations of “pork” insertions to the government’s spending program. Senate President Vicente Sotto III(Czar Dancel / MANILA BULLETIN) Sotto, on Wednesday afternoon, floated the possibility that the Senate will retract the third reading approval of its version of the General Appropriations Bills (GAB) amid the claims from both chambers of Congress that lawmakers pushed for their respective amendments in the budget. “Considering the numerous ... more