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Palace thanks Congress for expedited ratification of proposed 2022 nat’l budget

/ 11:25 AM December 16, 2021
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Cabinet Secretary and  acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles  (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO)

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Thursday thanked Congress for its effort to “expeditiously ratify” the proposed P5.024-trillion 2022 national budget.

“The Palace thanks Congress for working overtime to expeditiously ratify the proposed 2022 National Budget,” acting presidential spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said in a statement.

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He added that the Palace considers the 2022 budget vital to the country’s response and recovery efforts amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We consider next year’s budget vital to support our country’s COVID-19 resilience initiatives and to sustain our socioeconomic recovery efforts,” Nograles said.

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“As we await its transmittal to the Office of the President, we reiterate our commitment to utilizing our people’s hard-earned money to properly implement programs, projects, and services effectively and efficiently during the remainder of the President’s term of office,” he said.

“We are grateful to our partners in the legislature for ensuring that the Duterte administration’s last full-year budget will sustain the legacy of real change for future generations,” the Palace official added.

The Senate on Wednesday ratified the report containing the reconciled version of the 2022 budget agreed upon by both chambers of Congress through a bicameral conference committee.

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