Sotto, quoting Legarda, said the bicam
agreed on a "zero-budget" for flood control projects in the GAB.
That was how, in the TRAIN-1 bicam
, last-minute lobbyists were able to lower the sales tax on luxury vehicles than cheaper models.
He said if Diokno fails to provide his department's report on 2018 savings, there will be no bicam
report for the 2019 budget.
" "The next and bigger challenge is to convince our counterparts (in the House) during the bicam
to lose major portions of their realignments," he said, referring to projects of congressmen they put in the GAB.
We are not looking at just merely signing it; we are looking at how it will be implemented...' Andaya told the bicam
Senators, during congressional bicam
meet last Monday, admitted making some P189 billion in realignments in the budget, but clarified that these were funds for important government programs, as compared to the allocations requested by congressmen for their respective districts.
Then at 3:00 p.m., the Senate will resume its session to discuss the bicam
The P190-billion budget insertion that senators admitted to and dubbed "institutional amendments" during the Bicam
meeting Tuesday with their House counterparts remain a lump sum, which based on a 2013 Supreme Court (SC) decision is "pork barrel," or simply pork.
"In the bicam
, we have to ensure that all proceeds from the MVUC form part of the General Fund.
As chair of the Senate committee on finance, Legarda chairs the Senate contingent in the bicam
on the 2019budget.
When a bill is adopted by the Senate, there's no need for Bicam
. It will automatically be filed and sent to the President for his signature.
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OKs Universal Health Care bill .772602739726 Senate ratifies the bicameral conference committee report on the Universal Health Care Bill.