Promise of Early Deliberation on Philippine Budget 2023

The Philippine Budget 2023 will soon be discussed as the composition of nearly all the committees of the House of Representatives comes close to completion. The next step is to start deliberating the proposed Philippine Budget 2023 as soon as the executive department submits it to Congress. The national budget will be crucial for plenty of the departments in the national government.

Out of the 64 standing committees in the lower legislative chamber, 50 of them have already been designated with their respective chairpersons. All 64 of these panels have been given members. Meanwhile, of the 15 special committees, 10 now have their respective chairpersons. Member lawmakers have already been designated to all but one of these committees. It will be very busy for Rep. Zaldy Co of Ako Bicol party-list, chairman of the House appropriations committee, along with his senior vice chairperson, Marikina Rep. Stella Quimbo. They will be holding hearings for purposes of scrutinizing the proposed national budget for next year.

Rest assured that the House will act immediately on the budget,” said Speaker Martin Romualdez, as he anticipated that the Department of Budget and Management will submit the National Expenditure Program in the “third week of August.”

Philippine Budget 2023

Once constituted, the House committees can hold hearings on filed House bills and other measures, which is among the initial steps in the legislative process. During the House plenary sessions dated July 25 to 27 and Aug. 1 to 3, a total of 2,877 measures have been referred to the various committees for deliberation. The National Budget 2023 will surely be quite a deliberation.

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