Senate OKs 2023 budget of DBM, DOF, Neda
MANILA, Philippines — The Senate approved the 2023 budget of three government agencies on Wednesday.
During the plenary session, the upper chamber approved the budget of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of Finance (DOF), and the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) and their attached agencies.
The budget proposal of the Philippine Statistic Authority, an attached agency of Neda, was not yet granted since some lawmakers still have pending queries.
The proposed 2023 budget of the DBM and the DOF are P1.8 billion and P30.6 billion, respectively. Neda’s budget for next year, meanwhile, is P13.2 billion.
The budget of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council, amounting to P3.08 million, likewise hurdled the Senate plenary.
Senate finance committee panel chairman Senator Sonny Angara, defended the budgets of the said government agencies during the nine-hour deliberations.
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