AKO BICOL meets with Budget and Management Sec for Proposed National Budget

AKO BICOL’s Rep. Rodel M. Batocabe, as Party-List Coalition President, together with House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez and other House Leaders met with Budget and Management Secretary Benjamin Diokno to receive the copy of the Proposed National Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 in the amount of P3.35-trillion, for congressional scrutiny and approval.

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Said budget, dubbed as “A Budget for Real Change” focused resources on the fulfillment of the Duterte administration’s 10-point socio-economic development agenda covering infrastructure, rule of law, agriculture, technology and innovation, education, health, social welfare and sustainable livelihood, housing, energy, and disaster risk reduction and environmental protection.

Also present was House Majority Leader Rodolfo Farinas, Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles (1st District, Davao City), Minority Leader Danilo Suarez, Deputy Speakers Fredenil Castro, Raneo Abu and Eric Singson, Committee on Accounts Chairperson Rep. Elenita Milagros Ermita-Buhain, Committee on Ways and Means Chairman Rep. Dakila Carlo Cua (Lone District, Quirino), Rep. Sharon Garin (Party-list AAMBIS OWWA), and House Secretary-General Atty. Cesar Pareja.

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