10 months Spending ban exemption to be approved – Diokno Manilatimes |Biz
Benjamin DioknoElection spending ban exemptions for flagship infrastructure projects are expected to be approved given delays caused by a reenacted budget, a Cabinet official said on Wednesday. “We’re confident that our request will be granted; this is for national welfare and development,” Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said in a press briefing. Earlier this week, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia announced that he would ask the Cabinet next week to greenlight a measure requesting the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for a “blanket” exemption. Diokno said he was hopeful the Comelec would be “broad-minded enough” to understand that a national project would ... more