Robredo appeals to reconsider P100-M cut in 2019 budget proposal

  • Page Views 1291
  • VICE President Leonor “Leni” Robredo on Wednesday appealed to the appropriations committee of the House of Representatives to reconsider its decision to slash the budget of her office for 2019 by P100 million.

    The committee approved a P447.6-million budget, which is lower than the proposed P549 million.

    “We proposed P549 million for 2019. That is an additional P6 million. But what was recommended by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) was about P100 million less than our budget last year,” Robredo said during deliberations.

    Robredo said the largest portion of the budget of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) was lodged under financial assistance subsidies for the poor.

    The approved OVP budget is much smaller compared to the P6.77-billion budget that was given to the Office of the President (OP) for 2019.

    The OP’s budget is 12.32 percent higher than this year’s P6.03 billion.

    (G. JALEA, TMT)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 29 April 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      Rotary Club Vancouver Mountainview, ReyFort Media Group forge partnership 

      Two vibrant organizations have entered into a promising partnership. The Rotary Club of Vancouver Mountainview (RCVM) and Reyfort Media Group will work together to promote community service and volunteerism. Starting immediately, RCVM will produce a regular column with ReyFort Media Group’s flagship publication, the Philippine Asian News Today. In ...

    • 29 April 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      Citizens, labor groups create community pantries all over the Philippines

      Ana Patricia Non had to temporarily close down her small business in Quezon City due to the lockdowns imposed in the city, but what started as a small gesture for others who are in need and are suffering because of the pandemic created a ripple effect that surprised her. ...

    • 29 April 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      Pacquiao second top choice for President after Sara: survey

      Senator Manny Pacquiao topped Pulse Asia’s latest survey on the Filipinos’ preferred senatorial candidates for next year’s national elections. The pollster released a report on April 22 about how prospective national candidates in the 2022 election are faring in public opinion. Interestingly, Pacquiao is also among the second top ...

    • 29 April 2021
      6 days ago No comment

      The Latest CryptoCurrency is Here! Developed by a young, local Filipino-Canadian

      Ever wonder how Bitcoin got its start? Tracking the latest on the Dogecoin craze but wishing you had gotten in sooner? Introducing the newest Cryptocurrency: AquaGoat! Only 22 days old, this ecological yield-generating social cryptocurrency is being developed by local Filipino-Canadian Patrick Aberin and his team. Within the past ...

    %d bloggers like this: