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House to approve 2020 budget by Sept 20: Salceda hopes ‘Duterte super coalition’ senators will do their job

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Albay Rep. Joey Salceda is confident the House will approve the proposed 2020 national budget on second reading on Friday (Sept. 20) and approve it on third and final reading by next week.

“So the 2020 budget, I’m sure will be approved by September 20. The earliest approved budget at the House in history,” Salceda said.

“We will approve on second reading on Friday. Parehas lang, wala nang magbabago after second reading. Yung third reading nominal voting na yun,” he added.

Salceda was hopeful the Senate would also follow the House’s lead by passing the proposed budget as early as possible, to prove that the allies of President Rodrigo Duterte were doing their jobs.

“We just wanna prove that the ‘Duterte Super Coalition’ in the House is working, and I hope the so-called ‘Duterte Super Coalition of 20’ in the Senate will do the same,” he added.

In a separate media interview, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo assured that the President will veto the proposed budget should there be provisions he finds “unconstitutional.”

“Antayin natin pag sinubmit na kay Presidente then the President will decide if it is pork or not. He will veto it if it is against the Constitution,” Panelo said. (PNA)

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