President's budget up to plenary as House courtesy for being 'co-equal branch of govt'
THE proposed budget of the Office of the President (OP), under President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos, Jr., has been elevated to the plenary, as part of "parliamentary courtesy to a co-equal branch in government."
House Majority Leader Rep. Manuel Jose "Mannix" Dalipe moved to terminate Friday's livestreamed hearing.
This was seconded by House Minority Leader Representative Marcelino Libanan.
Kabataan Rep. Raoul Manuel said he will raise their points at the plenary concerning the confidential and intelligence funds, as well as the fund in the oversight on the national security programs under the OP.Get the latest news
Executive Secretary Victor "Vic" Rodriguez, who was present, thanked the committee for supporting the office's budget.
"You can be assured that the Office of the President is here together with you, your honors, in meeting the expectations and hopes of the more 112 million Filipinos, who the President now leads, founded on a solid foundation of 31.5 million votes, more or less, in promoting the people's welfare and upholding the interests of the nation. We are one with you, your honors, in nation-building," Rodriguez said.