10 months Senate seeks exemption of infra projects from election ban MB
By Vanne Elaine Terrazola Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto on Thursday said the Upper Chamber has moved for the exemption of infrastructure projects in the election ban amid the upcoming midterm polls. Senator Ralph Recto (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN / FILE) Recto, in a statement on Thursday, said he supports the appeal of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to allow the rollout of big-ticket infrastructure projects during the election ban. Diokno’s appeal, he said, has already been noted and included in the Senate’s version of the General Appropriations Bill (GAB) which would grant the government a P3.757-trillion budget for ... more