SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
19 September 2019 04:00:33 PM
The House of Representatives on Wednesday ended the plenary deliberations on the P54.43 billion proposed budget of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agencies, and the P36.27 billion budget of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) for 2020. Rep. Luisa Lloren Cuaresma (Lone District, Nueva Vizcaya), a Vice Chairperson of the Committee on Appropriations, sponsored and defended the DA and NIA budgets. The deliberations took hours as 12 House Members interpellated Cuaresma about the various DA and NIA programs and projects. Deputy Speakers Evelina Escudero, Prospero Pichay Jr., Ferdinand Hernandez, and Conrado Estrella lll were the presiding officers during yesterday's session.