MANILA, Philippines -- President Benigno Aquino III has signed the P2-trillion national budget for 2013.
The bulk of the 2013 budget will go to the Departments of Education and Health, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development's conditional cash transfer program.
In his speech, the President congratulated lawmakers for passing the budget on time. He also took a potshot at the Arroyo administration which he says made reenacted budgets a trend.
The President also said he expects to sign the sin tax bill and the reproductive health bill into law before the year ends. -- ANC