Senate OKs P664M OVP budget for 2020
MANILA, Philippines — It took only about a minute for the Senate to approve in the plenary the proposed P664.8M budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) for 2020.
Not a single senator raised a question when Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on finance, presented on the floor the budget proposal for Vice President Leni Robredo’s office.
Senate Majority Leader Juan Zubiri manifested that no senator registered to interpellate on the OVP’s budget.
Zubiri then moved to have the OVP’s budget deemed submitted and approved.
Robredo was present at the session hall when the proposed budget of her office was approved by the chamber.
“Parati namang may expectation na ganon everytime na may budget hearing pero nagpapasalamat tayo na hindi naman nahirapan yung pag-approve nung budget,” she told reporters later when asked about the swift approval of the budget.
(There’s always that expectation every time there’s a budget hearing but we are thankful that we did not have difficulty getting the budget approval)
Edited by MUF
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