2 weeks P8.2B budget for OP breezes through Senate panel Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- The Senate finance subcommittee, chaired by Senator Christopher "Bong" Go, swiftly approved the P8.239-billion proposed budget of the Office of the President (OP). During Monday's hearing, the proposed budget of the OP was deemed submitted to the plenary, with some senators even eyeing to augment the funding for the said office. The hearing lasted for only over 30 minutes. The subcommittee also approved the P715.6-million proposed budget of the Presidential Management System (PMS), which is a 1.15-percent increase from its current budget. The PMS, according to the 1987 Administrative Code, is the primary government agency "directly responsible ... more