House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez
MANILA, Philippines – The Lower House and the Senate plans to approve the P3.8 trillion pesos proposed fund of the country for the next year and the tax reform for acceleration and inclusion or train before the session ends this week.
The congress will have a one month break starting Wednesday for the holiday. But according to House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, the bicameral conference committee already resolved some issues of the different budget allocations of some departments that is why it is possible that it will be finished on time.
Coinciding this, they will also be able to approve the proposed tax reform bill which aims to increase the tax on some products for the funds can be used in the build, build, build program of the Duterte administration.