1 week Swift approval of 2021 national budget lauded Manilatimes
MEMBERS of the House of Representatives commended the leadership of new Speaker Lord Allan Velasco for the swift approval of the 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB), allaying fears of a reenacted 2020 budget that does not cover programs against the coronavirus pandemic. The GAB was approved Friday evening after four days of marathon deliberations. The House leadership has vowed to transmit the GAB to the Senate on October 28 to give its counterpart time to review the spending bill. “It has been an interesting week, but as promised, the House has delivered on its commitment to approve the budget. ... more