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Senate ratifies 2020 budget despite alleged insertions

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 04:12 PM December 11, 2019

MANILA, Philippines —  The Senate unanimously ratified on Wednesday the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget  for 2020.

No senator objected when Senator Sonny Angara, chairman of the Senate committee on finance, moved to adopt the  bicameral conference committee report on the budget.

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This, despite Senator Panfilo Lacson’s earlier allegation that the House of Representatives made last minute insertions on the budget before the bicam approval.

The House also ratified the bicameral report.

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Now that the budget bill was ratified by the two chambers, it can now be transmitted to President Rodrigo Duterte for signature.

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