Close  

Duterte asks Arroyo to add AFP, PNP housing fund in 2019 nat’l budget

/ 03:00 PM October 10, 2018

Photo from the Office of the Speaker

President Rodrigo Duterte has requested House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to include in the 2019 national budget funds for housing projects that would benefit members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, among others.

This happened during a meeting in Malacañang on Tuesday, the Speaker’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

ADVERTISEMENT

Arroyo’s office also said Duterte requested that the funding for the water system of the housing project for victims of super typhoon Yolanda be included in the General Appropriations Bill.

The lower chamber approved the proposed 2019 budget on second reading on October 3 and is now undergoing amendments before a small committee.

READ: House approves proposed 2019 budget on second reading

Moreover, the Speaker’s Office said Arroyo committed to the President a Joint Resolution of the House and the Senate to “extend the validity of the P19.6B National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund for rehabilitation of Marawi City until the end of next year.”

The two leaders also discussed several legislative measures pending at the lower chamber, including the conduct of a bicameral conference on the coco levy fund bill, according to the Speaker’s Office.

Also in that Malacañang meeting were Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr., Bohol 3rd District Rep. Arthur Yap, and Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, the Speaker’s Office noted. /kga

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: 2019 General Appropriations, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, House of Representatives, housing project, Local news, Nation, National Budget, national news, news, Philippine news updates, Rodrigo Duterte
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.