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Duterte certifies bills extending validity of 2020 budget, Bayanihan 2 as urgent

/ 04:29 PM December 14, 2020
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. (FILE) TOTO LOZANO / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte certified as urgent two separate measures seeking to extend the validity of the 2020 national budget and the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2 to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Senate President Vicente Sotto III confirmed this in a text message to reporters Monday.

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“Just received it [Duterte’s letter] (now),” Sotto said.

The House appropriations committee on Friday approved a consolidated bill extending the validity of COVID-19 appropriations under Bayanihan 2 until June 30, 2021.

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Earlier, the House also approved a bill extending the validity of the 2020 budget until next year to boost the economic stimulus efforts of the government.

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