8 months Senate hopes for Duterte’s veto of illegal realignments in 2019 GAB MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola The Senate is hoping that President Duterte will stay true to his promise and not approve the supposed illegal realignments in the enrolled 2019 General Appropriations Bill (GAB). Senator Panfilo Lacson said this as he expressed optimism Thursday that the Chief Executive will veto the “unconstitutional” reallocations allegedly made by the House of Representatives after the ratification of the spending bill in both chambers of Congress. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Senate President Vicente Sotto III, in signing “with strong reservations” the House-prepared copy of the 2019 GAB last Tuesday, sent ... more