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Senate unanimously approves P3.767-T nat’l budget on final reading

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 06:24 PM November 29, 2017
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The Senate building at the GSIS Complex in Pasay City (Photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

The Senate unanimously approved on third and final reading on  Wednesday the proposed P3.767-trillion national budget for 2018.

All 16 senators present in the session voted to approve the budget bill.

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The approval by the chamber came two months after the  budget  bill was passed  by the House of Representatives in September.

READ: Voting 223-9, House OKs proposed P3.77-T nat’l budget

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The two chambers will  then convene a bicameral conference  committee to iron out their  own versions of the measure.

A bicameral report will be sent back to the Senate and the House  for ratification before  transmitting to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.

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