P4.1 trillion 2020 national budget was transmitted by the House of Representative to Senate for approval, October 1- Tuesday
The Office of the Senate President received the 2020 General Appropriations Bill or House Bill No. 4228.
Deputy Speaker Neptali Gonzales II told reporters,“This morning the GAB was formally transmitted to the Senate. It will allow it to be included on First Reading for referral to their Finance Committee, which in turn can deliberate on it during the break,”
The House-approved budget bill was “pork-free” and chamber passed the spending plan on September 20.
Receiving copy of the transmittal of House Bill 4228 or the 2020 National Budget pic.twitter.com/H4VuRNXPHa
— RG Cruz (@R_G_Cruz888) October 1, 2019
President Rodrigo Duterte said earlier that proposed 2020 budget needs urgent approval to maintain continuous government operations.