Duterte: Set aside politics, pass budget

‘Duterte hands off on speakership row’MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte has asked lawmakers to set aside politics and pass the proposed P4.5-trillion national budget for next year as he maintained that he would not meddle in the House leadership dispute.Through his spokesman Harry Roque, Duterte relayed to legislators his message that he wanted the 2021 budget passed immediately and that he did not want the battle for speakership to affect its passage.House Bill 7727 or the General Appropriations Bill for 2021 was crafted to combat COVID-19, which has sent the economy into a recession an…

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