Palace: President Duterte To Veto Some Items In Proposed National Budget For 2021

President Duterte would veto several items in the proposed national budget for 2021, according to Malacañang.

Malacañang on Friday said that President Rodrigo Duterte would veto several items in the proposed national budget for 2021.

This, as GMA News Online reported that President Duterte will sign the PHP 4.506-trillion national budget for 2021 on December 28 in Malacañang.

Duterte veto budget 2021
Photo source: GMA News Online

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Friday declined to disclose the items that would be vetoed by President Duterte and said that he wasn’t at liberty to reveal such information.

According to Roque, it was expected that the President would also approve the recommendations of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

Sigurado po na magkakaroon po ng veto message. Matagal na pong nakahanda ang ating DBM sa kanyang rekomendasyon at inaasahan din na aaprubahan din ng Presidente ‘yung mga naging rekomendasyon ng DBM,” Roque said.

READ ALSO | Palace: President Duterte Sets Emergency Meeting With IATF, Infectious Disease Experts

As per the report, the national budget for 2021 was expected to fund measures aimed at improving the Philippines’ healthcare system, ensuring food security, increasing investments in public and digital infrastructure, and helping communities cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

Around PHP 23 billion had been realigned by lawmakers for the rehabilitation of communities affected by the strong typhoons that hit the Philippines this year.

Moreover, Congress approved an allocation of PHP 72.5 billion for COVID-19 vaccines.

For more news and updates, you may feel free to visit this site more often. You may also visit via the official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Leave a Comment