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BIGGER MINDANAO BUDGET

BIGGER MINDANAO BUDGET
 

03 April 2018 04:17:17 PM

The House committee on Mindanao affairs, in a technical working group (TWG) meeting on Tuesday, sought a substantial increase in the budget of Mindanao for the year 2019. Committee chairman Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. said in the years 2014 to 2017, the average allocation for Mindanao was only 12.8 percent of the national budget. For 2018, the region's budget is 16.2 percent of the national budget per a study conducted by the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department (CPBRD) of the House of Representatives and validated by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Others present during the meeting were Reps. Amihilda Sangcopan (Party-list, AMIN), Peter Unabia (1st District, Misamis Oriental), Alberto Ungab (3rd District, Davao City), Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo (1st District, Lanao del Norte) and resource persons form the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) led by Director Reyzaldy Tan. / E. Galvez & G. Engay

 
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