2 weeks Velasco promises ‘best effort’ to transmit House-approved budget to Senate by end of October Inquirer
MANILA, Philippines --- House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco "promised" that the House of Representatives would try its best to transmit to the Senate the House-approved 2021 budget bill by the end of October, Senate President Vicente Sotto III said Thursday. "I just talked to Speaker Velasco and I requested him to help facilitate the transmittal to us [on] 28th Oct[ober] at the most and that is 10 days after they pass it on [third] reading," Sotto said in a message to reporters. "He (Velasco) promised best effort," he added. Sotto's call with Velasco comes shortly after the Senate president said ... more