House, Senate budget impasse far from over

MANILA — Following a meeting by President Rodrigo Duterte with congressional leaders, lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday insisted that the itemization they made on the lump sum appropriations in the ratified bicameral conference committee report on the 2019 budget is legal and constitutional. President Duterte met with House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Appropriations … Read More

Arroyo may be charged for signing modified 2019 budget: Lacson

MANILA — Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may be charged with falsification for signing the House of Representatives’ version of the 2019 budget containing amendments that were made after ratification, Senator Panfilo Lacson warned on Wednesday. In an interview, Lacson said Arroyo signed the House version of the budget bill that was different from the bicameral conference … Read More