Marcos certifies proposed 2024 budget bill as urgent

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. certified as urgent on Wednesday the enactment of House Bill No. 8980, or Fiscal Year 2024 General Appropriations Bill.

Marcos certifies proposed 2024 budget bill as urgent
PBBM asks Congress for quick passage of 2024 General Appropriations Bill. Photo Credit: PCO

In a letter addressed to House Speaker Martin Romualdez, Marcos said this is to ensure the funding of different government programs and projects next year.

“In order to address the need to maintain continuous government operations following the end of the current fiscal year (FY), to expedite the funding of various program, projects, and activities for FY 2024, and to ensure budgetary preparedness that will enable the government to effectively perform its Constitutional mandate,” the letter noted.

Earlier, Romualdez said that their deliberation on the 2024 national budget is ahead of schedule and the budget will be approved in time for the President’s signature before Christmas.

“We hope that he will be able to sign it before Christmas para ‘yung sa ginagawa po natin binibigyan natin ang ating mga kapatid sa Senado sufficient time to review and to actually introduce amendments para maba-bicam natin by end of November, December in time for the signing of the President before Christmas,” he said in an interview after the 3rd LEDAC meeting in Malacañang.

— The Summit Express

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