SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
11 September 2019 08:10:24 PM
The House of Representatives began on Tuesday the plenary deliberations on House Bill No. 4228 or the General Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2020. Speaker Alan Peter "Compañero" Cayetano presided the opening of the plenary session. Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rep. Isidro Ungab (3rd District, Davao City) underscored the importance of thorough discussions and evaluation on the proposed P4.1 trillion national budget for next year. The 2020 proposed budget, which adopts the theme "Continuing the Journey to a More Peaceful and Progressive Philippines", was formulated on the basis of the fourth expenditure plan submitted by President Rodrigo Duterte to Congress on August 20, 2019. Ungab enjoined House Members to support the GAB even as they dedicate the upcoming days to scrutinizing the bill and ensuring that programs and services receive just and fair allocations.