2018 budget set for plenary deliberations

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After hurdling committee deliberations before the House of Representative’s appropriations panel, the 2018 National Budget has been set for plenary deliberations on September 4.

“It was a fruitful two weeks of deliberations. We are now ready for pre-plenary hearings next week and plenary debates on September 4,” Rep. Karlo Nograles of Davao City, who chairs the cited panel, said in a statement released on Saturday.

During the committee deliberations, lawmakers proposed adjustments to the budget aimed at enhancing the capabilities of various government agencies.

Nograles pointed out that the P3.767-trillion proposed 2018 National Budget is still on track to being signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte on or before November 15.


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