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Alvarez assures timely passage of nat’l budget

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez yesterday assured the timely and immediate passage of the proposed P3.3-trillion national budget for next year, P23.5 billion of which will be earmarked to finance the congressional projects of lawmakers.

Cha-cha, con-com

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Since President Rodrigo Duterte has opted to pursue Charter Change via a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez should now initiate the creation of the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) he has proposed as technical and advisory body to help Congress.

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Congress must review the country’s external and internal debt and determine measures on how to ease the repayment burden of 94.9 million Filipinos.

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MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — Malacanang expressed elation over the passage of the 2012 national budget by the House of Representatives Friday night, saying this will mean better services to the people, more especially the poor.

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