Palace sees signing of budget by yearend

MANILA, Philippines — With President Duterte calling for a special session this week, there should be no more stumbling block to the passage of the P4.5-trillion budget for next year on or before Dec. 31, Malacañang said yesterday.“It’s his way of making sure the proposed 2021 budget program is enacted into law, because as we all know this budget is for fighting COVID-19,” presidential spokesman Harry Roque said in Filipino in a radio interview.He said Duterte had to act decisively by ordering the House of Representatives to return to work this week to make sure the budget is approved on third…

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