House solons call on Senate to speed up 2022 budget hearing

Maris Federez   •   November 1, 2021   •   239

MANILA, Philippines — House of Representatives (HOR) lawmakers on Monday called on their counterpart in the Senate to expedite the hearing on the 2022 national budget.

House Deputy Speaker, BH Partylist Representative Bernadette Herrera-Dy and Committee on Ways and Means vice chairman, Albay 2nd District Representative Joey Salceda said the Senate must speed up their hearing process on the 2022 General Appropriations Bill (GAB).

“We appeal to our senators to swiftly pass the 2022 national budget that is expected to help the country recover and emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Herrera said,

The lawmaker also noted that they submitted the printed version of the bill to the Senate to give the Upper House sufficient time to scrutinize the proposed budget.

Salceda, meanwhile, said the government cannot afford to work on a reenacted budget, as such will have a negative impact on investors and will affect the country’s recovering economy.

“A reenactment of the 2021 budget will result almost certainly in us missing our targets for this year due to its impacts on investor confidence. It will also almost certainly lower our growth potential for 2022,” Salceda said. —/mbmf (from the report of UNTV Correspondent Nel Maribojoc)

Duterte signs 2022 national budget into law

Maris Federez   •   December 30, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte approved the government’s budget for 2022 in a ceremonial signing with lawmakers on Thursday, December 30.

Duterte signed the 2022 General Appropriations Bill into law, giving the government a total budget of P5.024 trillion.

The budget is 11% higher than that of last year.

Acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nogralesn earlier said that once the budget is signed, the government will use parts of it for Typhoon Odette recovery efforts come January 3, 2022, and for the continued fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

He also assured the public that the Duterte administration would hasten the rollout of projects under the 2022 budget. —/mbmf

2022 national budget, inaasahang lalagdaan ni Pangulong Duterte sa Disyembre 30 — Malakanyang

Robie de Guzman   •   December 29, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sa December 30, araw ng Huwebes, na inaasahang malalagdaan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang 2022 national budget.

Ayon kay acting Presidential Spokesperson Karlo Nograles, kasama sa schedule ng Pangulo ang paglagda sa pambansang pondo na nagkakahalaga ng P5.024 trilyon.

“Inaasahan natin na tomorrow, naka-schedule po ang pagpirma ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ng 2022 GA (general appropriations) law, as promised. The president will sign this very important measure na ‘di sasapit ang December 31,” ani Nograles.

Oras namang mapirmahan ang national budget, maaari nang magamit ang pondo para sa Odette recovery efforts sa January 3, 2022, ayon sa Malakanyang. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Rosalie Coz)

2022 national budget, patuloy pang binubusisi ni Pangulong Duterte — Malakanyang

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Patuloy pang binubusisi ng Office of the President ang 2022 national budget kaya hindi natuloy ang nakatakda sanang ceremonial signing nito ngayong Martes.

Pagtitiyak ni acting Presidential Spokesperson at Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, agad pipirmahan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang P5.024 trilyong panukalang pondo oras na matapos ang ginagawang review.

“We would want to assure and we assure the public that the budget will be signed. Pipirmahan po ni Pangulong Duterte ang budget for 2022 bago pa man sumapit ang December 31,” ani Nograles.

Aniya, kailangang mapirmahan ang pondo upang matiyak na hindi mag-ooperate ang pamahalaan sa ilalim ng re-enacted budget sa susunod na taon.

Oras na mapirmahan din ang national budget, sinabi ng Malakanyang na maaari nang magamit ang pondo para sa Odette recovery efforts sa Enero. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Rosalie Coz)


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