MANILA – The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday said the country’s economic contraction in the third quarter is a “sign” to include more direct transfers to the poor in the 2021 national budget.
Appropriations committee chair Eric Yap on Friday said the House of Representatives would be able to transmit copies of the proposed 2021 national budget to the Senate by October 28.
President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed exasperation over the leadership row involving House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco.
When the President talks, his allies are expected to listen.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III couldn’t believe House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano’s gall in warning that the Senate would be to blame if the 2021 national budget is reenacted.
The House of Representatives will allocate the 2021 national budget more equitably among local government units, congressional districts and agencies in what Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano described as “federalism in the budget.”