SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
16 October 2020 08:31:18 PM
House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco opened on Friday the fourth and last day of the Special Session called by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to pass House Bill 7727 or the 2021 General Appropriations Bill (GAB) which provides for a P4.5-trillion national budget for next year. Under the leadership of Speaker Velasco, the House efficiently tackled the proposed 2021 allocations for the different government departments and agencies, including those that play key roles in the country’s fight against COVID-19. Deliberations on Friday will include the period of debates on the General Principles and Provisions of the 2021 GAB, Turno en Contra, as well as the Period of Amendments prior to the GAB's approval.