10 months Malacañang leaves it to Diokno to decide if he will attend House inquiry MB
By Genalyn Kabiling Malacañang has left to the discretion of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to decide whether or not to attend a congressional inquiry into the proposed 2019 national budget. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo issued the statement after the House appropriations committee approved a motion to issue a show cause order against Diokno for his refusal to attend the hearing. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN) “That is the call of Secretary Diokno. Since this is directed to him, we’ll wait for his response,” Panelo said during a Palace press briefing. “I will leave it to Secretary Diokno, ... more