Romualdez: Marcos to seek P6.2-T budget

Romualdez: Marcos to seek P6.2-T budget

/ 04:50 AM June 17, 2024

House Speaker Martin Romualdez is open to the existence of Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (Pogo) in the country under the condition that its stakeholders follow the Philippine laws.

Speaker Martin Romualdez —Official Facebook page of the House of Representatives of the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines — The administration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is expected to seek a spending bill amounting to P6.2 trillion for 2025, according to Speaker Martin Romualdez.

READ: Marcos approves P5.7 trillion National Expenditure Program for 2024


The administration has not submitted its spending plan, but Romualdez said the proposal would be P500 billion higher than this year’s P5.7 trillion national budget.

The 19th Congress is scheduled to start its third and last session on July 22 during the President’s third State of the Nation Address, and the Constitution requires that the budget be the primary task of both houses of Congress. —Faith Argosino

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