MANILA -- An additional P75-billion for the Department of Public Works and Highways in the 2019 budget proposal is part of the budget process, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said Thursday.
Questions over the P75 billion have delayed the passage of the 2019 budget and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno and House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr have sparred in public over it.
"'Yun naman talaga ang proseso, hindi naman dahil nagsubmit kami ng recommendation automatic na yun ang iaadopt ng Executive department as a whole," Villar said.
(That's how the process goes. Not because we submitted a recommendation, it's automatic that the Executive department as a whole will adopt it.)